Warning: Those of an Aspire Party nature should look away now as the video below will be deeply unpleasant viewing for you – ‘cos it is all true!
Moley and other non-Aspire and non-mole residents can sit back and enjoy watching Lord Hayward taking Lutfur Rahman to pieces in the House of Lords today as he forensically destroys Rahman’s claim that he is not guilty of any offences.
This is only a ten minute clip courtesy of Parliamentlive TV but is essential viewing for any voter in the borough, especially the bit where Lord Hayward says that Lutfur Rahman is currently ‘appealing for votes in a sectarian manner in Tower Hamlets.’
(Sectarianism is a political or cultural conflict between two groups. Source: Wikipedia)
Both Ken Livingstone and Baroness Uddin get a name check which is nice for them.
‘Serving himself and his cronies’
One of the least damaging phrases is when Lord Hayward, echoing the wording of the electoral court judgement, makes the observation that by running once more to be Mayor Lutfur Rahman “is not serving the Bangladeshi community in Tower Hamlets he is serving himself and his cronies.”
Which is bang on. Nicely said sir!
The main point that Lord Hayward is getting across is that after conviction Lutfur Rahman “should not have been allowed to contest an election at any point”.
The reason Lutfur only got a five year ban from standing for public office is because that is the maximum allowed under current legislation.
Now, where is the popcorn?