March 31st, 2014

Loony Lutfur Calls Cops on “Racist” Panorama

Not like Tower Hamlets’ paragon of open and honest local government Lutfur Rahman to throw his toys out of the pram when journalists come calling. The Mayor has not reacted well to news of tonight’s Panorama investigation into alleged dodgy goings on in East London, sending this angry email to supporters:

Criminal investigation underway as BBC Panorama whistle-blower reveals racist and Islamophobic programme on Tower Hamlets

You may be aware that BBC Panorama is due to air a programme about Tower Hamlets next week. I believe the programme is being used for political campaigning and electioneering purposes just weeks before local and Mayoral elections in May. A dossier passed to us by a BBC whistle-blower has revealed it to be in total breach of the BBC’s editorial guidelines as a public broadcaster. It has clear racist and Islamophobic overtones targeting the Bangladeshi Muslim community in Tower Hamlets.

The BBC and the undercover production company, Films of Record, have also been referred to the Information Commissioner and there is now a criminal investigation underway. Sadly this programme is already being used for political campaigning by politicians from Tower Hamlets Labour Party and promoted by right wing journalists. The BBC’s targeting of our borough is nothing short of a direct intervention in the outcome of an election.

Something Lutfur would definitely not know all about…

UPDATE: The East London Advertiser reports a Bangladeshi journalism student working for the BBC leaked Panorama’s sources to Lutfur Rahman.

UPDATE II: Worth having a watch of this attack video being pushed by Lutfur about the Panorama programme:


  1. 1
    frankie canon says:

    Well we know London cops love shredding


    • 7
      Mr Nobody says:

      I see Lutfur makes no mention of the simple sword of truth and trusty shield of British fair play.

      Something is obviously wrong in Tower Hamlets.


      • 16
        Fucking dis custard says:

        Is Tower Hamlets in UK?


        • 36
          Indefatigable George Galloway says:

          It’s now a principality of Bangladesh.


          • Bangladesh says:



          • Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Green Nazis, Peedos and other Wasters says:

            I wonder how much these sponging bastards have stolen from my tax.


          • Helmut Tingle says:

            Diverse and Vibrant!
            Doubleplus good.


          • O Henry says:

            Please don’t worry about Labourites who brought in the open door immigration policy.

            They live in nice rich areas, send their kids to private schools and don’t have to worry about the riff raff and 3rd world immigrant flooding.

            Just thoght you might be worried


          • Tom Catesby. says:

            Ant chance that it will flood seasonally like the motherland?


          • O Henry says:

            Isn’t it wacist to expect immigrants – who are victims of an unfair, european-centric, ethno-judgmental, imperialist, Capitalist system – to be democratic.

            Its not their culture, why should the have to behave like Westerners.


        • 91
          Hugh Janus says:

          It’s now the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets with a friendly, sensitive, inclusive police force called the Muslim Patrol (TM). Unlike Scotland they didn’t bother with such troublesome bureaucracy as holding a referendum first.


          • Cinna says:

            Get used to it. By the time the BBC have finished with global warming Bangladesh will be under 2m (approx 6’3″ in old money) of water and they’ll all be over here.


          • Muslim Brotherhood says:

            We are planning on setting up our World HQ in Tower Hamlets.
            We have many activist friends in place there and will endevour to set up education centres to further our world domination plans.


        • 145
          e. pickles says:

          Shoot theclittle fucker


        • 156
          Ken Livingstone says:

          Downtown bangla.


      • 155
        Ken Livingstone says:

        The mans a total tw at.


    • 33
      Ed Miliband says:

      The cost of lying crisis.


    • 35
      Revd Phoney (£rd Way) B£iar, Sanctimonious Git and £iar, wiv stupid grin says:

      Me too!!!!! – AND NO-ONE NEVER FOUND MY EXPENSES!!!!!!! ha ha uhah !!!!!


    • 42
      Corner of the Yard says:

      We call it ‘filing on borough’.


    • 83
      A Tower Hamlets Visitor says:

      I say, can someone direct me to the British Embassy.


    • 110
      JH-230912384590231 says:

      Was with you right up until ‘albeit’.


      • 115
        SarumSea says:

        Yes. One of those delightful old words like ‘Twixt’. Rarely seen these days but fused with meaning to those with the fullest command of our language.


      • 120
        Everyone's a critic says:

        It smacks of resignation and reget.


    • 151
      A Right Fucking Bastard says:

      Fuck him, the fucking thieving Muzzie cünt.


  2. 2
    Shooty* says:

    Sometimes a phobia is the only sensible reaction.

    In which case it’s not a phobia, as it’s not irrational.

    This, for the hard of thinking, is one of those instances.


  3. 3
    Owen Jones says:

    Is this post available in Urdu? IF NOT, WHY NOT?


    • 34
      Ma­q­bo­­ul says:

      Bengali would be more appropriate.


    • 54
      Turn again Dick says:

      What has this got to with hairdressing?


    • 154
      The Cake of Doom says:

      الرحمن کے ٹاور بستیوں ‘ Paragon کو پسند نہیں . میئر حامیوں کو یہ ناراض ای میل بھیجنے ، ایسٹ لندن میں مبینہ طور پر پرفریب برتاؤ میں آج رات کی پینورما کی تحقیقات کی خبر کے لئے اچھی طرح سے رد عمل کا اظہار نہیں کیا ہے :

      بی بی سی پینورما سیٹی بنانے والا کے طور پر جاری جرائم کی تفتیش ٹاور بستیوں پر نسل پرست اور Islamophobic پروگرام سے پتہ چلتا ہے

      آپ بی بی سی پینورما اگلے ہفتے ٹاور بستیوں کے بارے میں ایک پروگرام نشر کرنے کی وجہ سے ہے اس بات سے آگاہ ہو سکتے ہیں . میں نے پروگرام صرف ہفتے کے مئی میں مقامی اور مئیر کے انتخابات سے قبل سیاسی مہم اور انتخابی مقاصد کے لئے استعمال کیا جا رہا ہے. بی بی سی سیٹی بنانے والا کی طرف سے ہمیں منظور دستاویز یہ ایک عوامی نشریاتی کے طور پر بی بی سی کی اداریاتی ہدایات کی مجموعی خلاف ورزی میں ہو انکشاف کیا ہے . یہ ٹاور بستیوں میں بنگلہ دیشی مسلم کمیونٹی کو نشانہ بنانے کے واضح نسل پرست اور Islamophobic مفہوم ہے .

      بی بی سی اور خفیہ پروڈکشن کمپنی ، ریکارڈ کی فلموں ، معلومات کمشنر کا حوالہ دیا گیا ہے اور جاری جرائم کی تفتیش اب بھی موجود ہے . افسوس کی بات ہے اس پروگرام کے پہلے سے ہی ٹاور بستیوں لیبر پارٹی سے سیاستدانوں کی طرف سے سیاسی مہم کے لئے استعمال کیا اور دائیں بازو کے صحافیوں کی طرف سے ترقی کی جا رہی ہے . ہماری بارو کی بی بی سی کی ھدف بندی کے انتخابات کے نتائج میں براہ راست مداخلت سے کم نہیں ہے .

      کچھ لطف یقینی طور پر سب کے بارے میں معلوم نہیں ہوتا …

      اپ ڈیٹ: ایسٹ لندن مشتہر بی بی سی کے لئے کام کرنے والے ایک بنگلہ دیشی صحافت کے طالب علم لطف الرحمن پینورما کی ذرائع لیک کی رپورٹ .

      اپ ڈیٹ II: پینورما پروگرام کے بارے میں لطف کی طرف دھکیل دیا جا رہا ہے اس حملے ویڈیو کے ایک واچ ہونے کے قابل:


  4. 4
    Bugner says:

    I’m sure they’ll be too afraid to arrest this fraud, AGAIN.


  5. 5
    Max Clifford's Bellend says:

    Ah the race card…well played sir.


    • 61
      inside out says:

      Prehaps there should be a full scale investigation into all alleged wrong doings in Tower Hamlets.When the results of such an inquiry are known, we will all marvel at a corrupt free borough,unless somebody has something to hide.


    • 96
      Pagan Briton says:

      Well let’s get up and get down with the sickness and become Muslim.
      After all Christianity is based on the ramblings of that other middle eastern dude called Jesus.
      Same shit different wrapper to be honest.


      • 130
        a girl says:

        But I don’t want my genitals mutilated.


      • 153
        Abrahamic religions - my eye says:

        Because of its sanctification of aggressive warfare, dual ethical system (one for dealing with believers and another for unbelievers), its rather reckless legitimising of mendacity when employed in a religious cause and in many other ways, Mohammedanism is, in fact, almost the antithesis of Xtianity.


    • 129
      Tom Catesby. says:

      Of course, well used and well practiced, the race card.


  6. 6
    Steve Miliband says:

    Did they all receive the email five times?


  7. 9
    Owen Jones Book of bum facts says:

    You and your religion are completely there


  8. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Using the racist card who would have thought that in Tower Hamlets heavens forbid


    • 21
      Lutfur Rahman says:

      I think you’ll find that the race card trumps all…ask my good friend Diane.


    • 23
      jgm2 says:

      But are Bangladeshis in the majority? Or are they just better organised? I find it hard to believe that Labour could be outmanouvered postal-vote wise. They’re obviously off their game in Tower Hamlets.

      If the whites put aside their petty differences then surely they could still overcome the Bangla massive rather than watch these crooks loot them.


  9. 11
    A Brazilian Rent Boy says:

    Good job Mark Menzies didn’t wish to remain anonymous.


  10. 12
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    And I’m unfortunately a resident in this rotten borough, it’s like an autonomous region. Rotten from top to bottom, much like many Lab / Lib / Con “safe” authorities.


  11. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Using the racist card, who would of thought that in Tower Hamlet Heaven forbid


  12. 14
    Sir Anthony Wedgewood Benn (Deceased) says:

    Well, you see now the workers, I think, being in as much as as they are, and taking into account Thatcher, and remembering Suez in 56. We must determine inconsequentially the socialist model in furtherance of any degree of support, and in ratifying the self evident belief that in so far as monetarism is objectified by passive conservatism, we must form the view that the prevalence of determinism must always prevail. Therefore, the BBC are racist. I think that’s clear.


  13. 15
    Crispin Blunt says:

    There are no gays in the Conservative Party.


    • 40
      the Conservative Party says:

      Ho yes there are!!! and our Leader is counting on votes from all the bumboys and other weirdos.


  14. 17
    jgm2 says:

    He’s a regular in Private Eye’s rotten boroughs. Him appointing all his Bangladeshi mates on six figure salaries to made up jobs.

    The awarding of any council contracts doesn’t bear thinking about.

    Although, in fairness, I don’t think it’s any worse than half the councils in Fucking Scotland.


    • 19
      Handycock hangin' in there says:

      Or Portsmouth!


      • 25
        jgm2 says:

        In fairness to Fucking Scotland I don’t believe Tower Hamlets could be any more corrupt than half the councils in England or Wales either. Or Norn Irn. Corruption is endemic in politics from top to bottom.


        • 59
          Eric Pickles says:

          Don’t ask, don’t tell. That is the Westminster approach to bent local government.


        • 113
          Myfanwy says:

          I rember the ripples arising from various Liebore areas/councils and a certain architectural company based based in West Yorkshire, initially it was all Liebore and then several Cons were found to be involved, and then one of the top Cons was it was dicovered had got involved with the company, the architect was sent down but not before he blew the gaff with his little black book and it was dynamite. Strangely after the demise of the top Con, Maggie called a halt to further investigations, I wonder why?


      • 81

        Or Gloucester.

        I’ve put in an FoI to see how many city council employees have been on Common Purpose training courses, having just done the same for Gloucestershire constabulary. Not that I’m quite ready to buy into the the most lurid claims about CP, but if the answers map well with the more conniving, obstructive workers…


  15. 18
    Herman Van Rum-boy says:


    Britain should prepare for an influx of ‘climate change refugees’

    The UK is likely to face a growing number of extreme weather scenarios as a result of global warming, according to Neil Adger, a geography professor at Exeter University and an author of the latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

    Such patterns will also fuel a surge in British “climate change refugees”, including families forced out of their homes due to flooding, as well as increasing fatalities due to extreme heatwaves.




    • 46
      The Tosser in No 10 says:

      I say chaps!!!!! Dashed good news re Gobby Warming watt?? Just right to launch my next round of Wind Farm scams – and lots of jolly dosh for yours truly and chums! Watt???!!!


      • 66
        Ed Miliband says:

        Pathetic! I’ll build those wind farms at ten times the rate you would dare to, and what’s more nobody will make a profit from them or anything else if I and my loony left friends should ever take over. Profit will be banned.


    • 90
      Maximus says:

      So the bottom line seems that it would be a very good idea to rebuild Hadrian’s Wall to stop all this flooding. And if the old gods of the hearth are too old-fashioned for modern tastes, then let us have windmills at every mile post to propitiate the new ones with crucifixions.


    • 144
      Biffo says:

      Didn’t the Mad Scot Gordon Brown at one stage announce that we would all have to paint our houses white to combat climate change?


  16. 20
    I'm probably guilty says:

    This is called ‘getting your blows in first’.


  17. 24
    Cinna says:

    Professor of Geography…..LMFAO!


  18. 26
    Lutfur Rahman says:



    • 38
      Anonymous says:

      If the BBC started calling out the muzzrats, I’d start paying my license fee.


      • 72
        Purley Gates says:

        So now, presumably, the BBC will instigate a full scale internal enquiry to find out who the leaker is. There can’t be that that many people that have access to this material. Perhaps Panorama can start another investigation to uncover him/her.


  19. 29
    Leon Brittan says:

    There are no gays in the Conservative Party.


  20. 32
    Anonymous says:

    Stav, the weather reader, seems like a very nice boy


  21. 37
    The man who promised the Bacon of IzLum says:

    I tried to make it how they wanted.


  22. 39
    mardy Insane says:

    Smells like islamophobia.


    • 52
      Where is my right of recall? says:

      Nothing wrong with being scared of islamism.

      What is wrong is doing nothing about it because you are a racist who thinks people like Rahman can’t be required to obey the law.


  23. 44
    The Poof In Residence says:

    A Brazilian spokesman for Mark Menzies said: “He is not at home and all calls must go to Downing Street.

    “His mother is not very well and we ask she be left alone.”

    Councillor Brenda Ackers, chairwoman of Fylde Conservatives, said: “He’s very shocked and needs time to consider his answer to these allegations.

    “He has the total support of myself and two other members of the management team.

    “The wider membership has not been spoken to. ”


  24. 45
    Sir Bentley Pauncefoot (deceased) says:

    It’s all terribly vibrant, really.


  25. 48
    End this corruption says:

    Tower Hamlets is rife with corruption. The government should send in a couple of thousand police and some unbribeable forensic accountants to seize cntrol of the town hall, freeze the bank accounts of every single person who works there, their relatives and suppliers and investigate the lot of them.


  26. 63
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    I hope whatever is sat on his head hasn’t got TB


    • 71
      Only chavs shop at Tesco says:

      “Sitting” on his head. Sitting. OK? Write it out ten times.


      • 98
        the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

        I think I can say “sat”, it is more “plonked on” than gracefully sitting


  27. 64
  28. 65
    Anonymous says:

    Wow. Huff Poo


  29. 69
    Fishy says:

    If ever you’re down Bow way, don’t ask too many questions about the local political landscape …or vote rigging, or you’ll end up like this poor sod from the ‘Independent’.

    (But if you’re from the BBC, ask away)


  30. 70
    Bercow says:

    It is a little known snippet of history that the first uses of DNA testing in the UK were to resolve the problems caused by massive frauds when Bangladeshis claimed tax rebates for children overseas (sound familiar?). Eventually, as Bangladeshi migrant workers ho’d claimed these rebates decided they would not be returning to Sylhet they decided to bring their wives and real children with them: which posed a problem. How to account for the non-existent kids they’d been claiming for? The answer was to make bogus visa applications using relatives’ children or people willing to pay to impersonate these bogus boys – they usually were boys. Among the visa refusals, many real children were also denied entry clearance. With long histories of tax fiddles and lies to the UK government, DNA testing came along in a form that could provide evidence beyond reasonable doubt to sort out who really was related as claimed to both the father and mothers sated on the visa application forms. For a community which claims its members are strict muslims, a surprisingly high proportion of the fathers turned out to be cuckolds.


    • 88
      Nag nag nag nag says:

      Must be a problem for them when they all have at least 4 wives (that the other wives know about!).


    • 104
      John Bellingham says:

      The Gyppos from Slovakia, Romania & Hungary have a similar scheme: five kids here and twenty at home who are “exchanged” between families. There is a good little scam going on in Chatham, Kent where “Roma” occupy a row of houses in one street. The men (husbands?) occupy one house and the women several others. The women can therefore claim additional benefit. One presents four children locally and four in Slovakia–I estimate that she is pulling in about 34,000 per year, tax free.


    • 163
      Ken Livingstone says:

      All muzzies are wankers.


  31. 73
    Anonymous says:

    I love the islams


  32. 75
    Socialism is theft says:

    This is further proof the BBC is horribly racist. It should be closed down immediately.


  33. 76
    Oops, he's fallen in the water! says:

    Is nobody prepared to take him on a gentle ramble in the hills?


  34. 79
    Guy News Room says:

    Tory MP Mark Menzies was due to ask the first Question in DWP Questions…And he’s not turned up. Straight on to Q2 instead.

    Just can’t trust a Tory poofter.


  35. 85
    Not in my name says:

    And there I was wondering how long it would take before those depressingly predictable cards would be played.

    But laying allegation of Racism & Islamic phobia at the BBC? Don’t make me laugh.


  36. 86
    Go to the wall says:

    The BBC must be chasing its own tail now and will probably last be seen up its own backside.
    Needless to say, I expect the BBC to back down and the programme end up in the ‘vaults’ – you know, where Newsnight stories go to die.


  37. 92
    Super MARINE says:

    France’s Front National claims biggest victory in its history

    Marine Le Pen’s party, the Front National, is on course to secure the best result ever for the far-Right party, exit polls show


    We should be told.


    • 127
      Anonymous says:

      Come on. You know the score. White people not wanting to be turned into a minority in their own country automatically make you ‘far right’.

      If only the political/business classes could get rid of troublesome YTs quicker.


  38. 93
    Shooty* says:

    I would lurve it if the BBC response was

    “Put it back in the deck, guys”


  39. 94
    Banana republic says:

    Why won’t the current Government restrict the postal vote I wonder?


    • 97
      The 125% Turnout IN Walthamstow High Street in April 2010 says:

      Because they suspect there are a lot of bent Tory councillors, just like there are Labour and LibDem ones who are believed to have been involved in postal vote scams. They simply don’t want to lift up that stone and see the extent of the slime hiding underneath it.


  40. 99
    keith says:

    a rotten borough, the police refuse to investigate any wrong doing, although evidence has been handed to them on a number of occasions. the panorama program tonight didn’t get around to the latest wheeze from those in charge in tower hamlets which is, the allocation of the new houses that have been built in the last 10 years, it has been noted that many of them have been allocated to people with no ties to the borough but who have turned out to have connections to people serving on the council or working in an official capacity, some of the people who got these houses have since used the right to buy laws and are now sitting in properties they brought cheaply, but can sell for 100s of thousands of pounds making a very large profit, it would prove hard to find evidence of any criminal conspiracy, knacker of the yard says


  41. 109
    Allah says:

    If the “elections” my Bangla disciples stage in their home country are anything to go by, Tower Hamlets will have benefited from a massive cultural diversity shock. Insh’allah.


  42. 114
    Bob Crow says:

    Cor! Iss just like EastEnders!


  43. 116
    SarumSea says:

    Be bothered.


  44. 117
    Gerbil 7 says:

    Criticise at your peril.


    • 126
      SarumSea says:

      ….the webs weave.
      The good news is, democracy will always win.
      But it might be the ‘democracy’ of the Ummah.


  45. 125
    How Ironic says:

    So the PC BBC has been shafted by a dodgy ethnic while trying to investigate dodgy ethnics. Laughed my socks off.


  46. 133
    Anonymous says:

    Look up the “biraderi system”. You will then understand the level of corruption in these enriched enclaves.


  47. 135
    Third world Bananah Republic says:

    We would like our disquite to be noted over comparing us with Tower Hamlets. We have instructed our legal team to commence legal action against this attack on our reputation.


  48. 136
    FrankFisher says:

    Good luck with Panorama doing any investigative journalism from this point on – all details of sources held in a plain text file available to anyone in the office? Keeeerist!

    Pretty obvious breach of DPA there but also of any sensible journalistic procedures – although no doubt Leveson compliant…


  49. 138
    UKIP 4 ME says:

    Invite in a 3rd world community of immigrants, make them a majority in their own area, allow them free rein to set up a carbon copy of their native system of governance.

    What did the government think would happen? Nepotism, bribery, corruption, clientism, insider trading, influence peddling are just some of the enriching hallmarks of 3rd world governance.

    Our own ruling class have been taking careful note of what is happening and they are doing their best to copy it. This is what enforced enrichment is all about, enjoy.


  50. 140
    waysist waysist waysist says:

    Ebribodi iz waysist!

    Coz fanks too peepullyle thu UAF an Hobe nod hayte, izlam haz becum a wace


  51. 142
    Send them home says:

    Where an entire community is clearly guilty of abusing the generosity of the original inhabitants, they should be rounded up and re-patriated. No exceptions, no race cards, just pass the law and ship them back.


  52. 143
    parisclaims says:

    It truly is a measure just to how far our country has sunk when a 3rd world ingrate wields such power and influence. We are on our knees.


  53. 146
    Halal Porky Pig says:

    Me thinks our dear Bengali broadcast student deserves a Sharia punishment. How about stoning to death?


  54. 147
    LondonDave says:

    “Bangladeshi Muslim community in Tower Hamlets.”

    Oh you mean the one than runs North London’s drug trade? Cocainion Bhargi anyone?


  55. 152

    This is typical of certain direct Media practices of Provocative Racist
    propaganda, to incite hatred and Public Disunity.We All have to boycott the BBC:


  56. 164
    Anonymous says:

    Scottish vote is 50 50. We need more to vote yes and we can get rid of Labour for ever.


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