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Is this the way to staunch extremism?


David Cameron summed up his approach to “extremism” in one paragraph of the lengthy statement he made this week: “For all our successes as multi-racial, multi-faith democracy, we have to confront a tragic truth that there are people born and ...

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Live from the Council


The report starts at the bottom of this post: new paragraphs are being added at the top. 20.34  With two minutes left, Cllr Oli Rahman moved that the order of business be changed so the Council could discuss a motion ...

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Live from the Count

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ELN  is back in the Excel aircraft-hangar. There’s two counts today: the Stepney Green Ward by-election and the Mayor of Tower Hamlets by-election. We’ll update this story with news as it occurs: keep checking back. We are hoping to have ...

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New Mayor for Barking & Dagenham

Emdad (left) and Elizabeth

Mayor Kangethe: “Being Mayor has been one of the greatest honours I have had.” Outgoing Barking & Dagenham Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe has always had a passion for developing and supporting young people. As she prepares to hand over the Mayoral ...

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(Almost) live from the count Part 3


  An interesting night.  Jim Fitzpatrick looked forward to fighting the mayoral campaign with John Biggs.  Rushanara Ali welcomed the election of Naz Shah in Bradford West (though that does not appear to have been formally declared) and Rupa Huq ...

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Tower Hamlets: live from the count Part 2


  Please switch over to Part 3: http://eastlondonnews.co.uk/almost-live-from-the-count-part-3/   02.15  Meanwhile the TV in the press pen announces that Cathy Jamieson (a former left wing Labour MP) has suffered a massive swing against her and lost her seat – Jim Murphy ...

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