Communities are what make towns, cities and boroughs.
Protecting Communities is a duty and recognising their realities, is the first step in doing so.
Apr 29, 2022 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
1/3 It's no secret that I think @TH_Labour got it massively wrong with their so-called liveable streets.
I'm glad candidates answered these questions..some answers were bland, some deluded while others were more candid...
2/3 @RabinaKhan & @Andrewwood17 raised some important points. @MayorJohnBiggs is tryin to hv his cake n eat it too.
The greens demonstrated hw out of touch they are. @elliottwvr was the most candid and I commend him too, for pointing out some hard truths for the cycle lobby..
Mar 31, 2022 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
#TowerHamlets#LabourParty promised 2,000 NEW homes.
In 7 yrs, they managed only 10%. Meanwhile #Labour allowed for public land (inc. greenspace) to be gobbled up by private developers building thousands of overpriced shoeboxes.
Look also to what they did to @TrevesAndLister.
At least 20 Labour cllrs have had shocking performance indicators in terms of their public engagement, number of members inquiries they've initiated, value of return on investment when "Special Responsibility" xpenses are considered + the number of committees/ boards they sit on.
Feb 2, 2022 • 11 tweets • 5 min read
ALSO Tower Hamlets council and the Met refused to do a serious case review/ investigation in to the extremist grooming of the 3 girls from Bethnal Green who were able to run off to Syria, to become ISIS brides, completely undetected.
Those influences are still at large today.
2/ Tower Hamlets Council failed to spot ‘degrading’ child sex abuse, inquiry finds*
The borough was one of the six areas looked at in the report into child sexual exploitation by organised networks, which was the inquiry’s 18th report on its work looking at the issue.
Nov 14, 2021 • 8 tweets • 7 min read
When our ancestors returned from war they said "Lest we Forget & Never Again".
Never had humanity and life been more linked.
Never was victory more important.
May we live up to their vow: Peace on earth.
No greater sacrifice #WeWillRememberThem#LestWeForget the contributions of the #Commonwealth.
Victory would not have been possible without the Men & Women who volunteered and came to fight for King Emperor & the Mother Country.
Proud that among them, in WW1 (1.5Million)
& in WW2 (2.5Million) Asians came to 🇬🇧's aid.
Feb 22, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Well done to Bethnal Green residents. Quite right!
Thanks also to Whitechapel residents, who have clearly inspired neighbours in Bethnal Green.
Rebellion has been made inevitable.
So @TH_Labour thought you'd betray locals eh?
Seems they have a little something for you 😚
Lol some of my neighbours have seen this- I'm getting sent GIFs like this on whatsapp
Feb 15, 2021 • 17 tweets • 6 min read
(1) I think "#LTNs" have become toxic.
I think all the nicely worded language:
"#ModalFilters" "#Liveablestreets" "#ActiveStreets" "#PeopleFriendlyStreets" have all become toxic..
They've all been made toxic by the zealot people who tried to impose THEIR unrealistic idealism.
(2) There are necessary surface changes that locals can identify very easily & many have been ignored by the council for years.
Feb 3, 2021 • 7 tweets • 7 min read
Open letter released just 48hrs ago has already been signed by 500 ppl demandin their ward cllrs resign the Labour whip.
We all knw that @UKLabour has completely sh*t the bed all over the country, across LDN (and most noticeably for me, in Tower Hamlets).
The statement has been careful to limit the criticism but let's be clear:
There's a history of tropes & racism within @UKLabour.. a history of tokenising communities for the benefit of local Labour parties & minimalising / trivialising their lived xperiences to shut dwn criticism
Take the recent @TowerHamletsNow council meeting where @TH_Labour cllrs voted against the Macpherson principle to whitewash a complaint of discrimination made by 2,000+ locals.
Take @UKLabour taking no disciplinary action against Jon Burke, allowing him to move on & abuse again.
Aug 27, 2020 • 16 tweets • 8 min read
Planters have been placed around #bricklane as #modalfilters. @TowerHamletsNow claims that local shops asked for it. But having asked around- the response is the same: "we didn't ask for it. First we heard about it was a leaflet last week, informing of this plan". #StreetspaceLDN
This no consult plan is to last till November to allow for "social distancing" and al fresco dining... UNTIL NOVEMBER?!
Residential side streets have become drop off and U-turn points.
Traffic will have make its way around already congested Commercial St. & Whitechapel High St.