April 4th, 2014

Pickles Orders PwC to Investigate Lutfur Rahman

Following Monday’s Panorama investigation Eric Pickles has appointed professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to look into the allegations made about how Tower Hamlets is run. A file is being passed onto the Metropolitan Police for consideration. Pickles says:

“It is a matter of public record that I have long been concerned about a worrying pattern of divisive community politics and alleged mismanagement of public money by the mayoral administration in Tower Hamlets.

Following the receipt of a number of documents, I am now taking legal steps, in the public interest, to appoint inspectors to look into the allegations in respect of Tower Hamlets.

I hope this sends a strong signal that robust processes are in place to investigate allegations of failures in financial management and governance in local government, under the new regime introduced by the Local Audit and Accountability Act which replaces the Audit Commission.

This central action is not undertaken lightly, but localism requires local transparency, scrutiny and accountability, and these vital checks and balances must be upheld.”

Presumably Lutfur reckons Pickles and PwC are a bunch of racists too…


  1. 1
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Green Nazis, Peedos and other Wasters says:

    What a surprise, mozzies stealing.


    • 15
      JH-230912384590231a says:

      You haven’t heard? This site is now in full Dhimmi mode judging by the links on the top right.

      Not sure who to buy pizza for now. It’s all so confusing.


      • 76
        Amazing Grace says:

        How come it’s taken this long? Everyone knows what’s been going on with “moderate” integrated Islam in this sappy country…..partly supported by the silent conspiracy of our leaders….


        • 77
          Hmmmm says:

          You mean to say the multiculti paradise actually has jihadists, hate preachers, gay hating muslims, fraudulent benefit claims, dodgy postal voting, fiddling councillors, infiltrated schools, honour killings…..nah….


          • News Reader says:

            Cash For Crash, grooming, exploitation of girls, white mainly, girls in homes, mortgage fraud, slum landlords, illegal immigration, slaves, ……

            Sort this and no backsliding Dave and Milly.


          • Tim Yeo-yo says:

            You forgot the rather enriching subject of female genital mutilation so beloved of the religion of peace.


          • News Reader As Well says:

            No go areas, tannoys in public wailing, hijabs and burquas, hijab robbery, seventh century attitudes, washing feet in public toilets and basins, filthy takeaways and public health cover ups, …..


          • Homo Wedding Planner says:

            Hard drugs……soft drugs…..rubbish dumping, uninsured cars, no MoT, automatically lying at any opportunity…..


          • hetero Wedding Planner says:

            Overbreeding, inter marriage and diseases, TB……


          • Bomber Harris says:

            Insurance fraud


          • broderick crawford says:

            oh brilliant .


            Another wet fish limp wrist member of the magic circle whose speciality is the ability to have wool pulled over their eyes like the rest of the big four brotherhood by fast thinking scheisters who can have them for breakfast and forgotten they have touched the sides come elevenses.

            Amore credible move would have been for pickles to discard these effete British ” great and good ” and bring in the services of an outsider with teeth … like Preet Bahara the New York D A who todate has successfully settled with US banks for billions over the sharp practices of the Noughties .

            Thank you in advance for modding this Moddy. Something for you to do on a slow Friday.


          • broderick crawford says:

            Respect Modders .
            lEither that or you ve gone home.


    • 35
      • 85
        Analyst says:

        The US and UK are no longer functioning democracies

        They should clean up their own acts before criticising others


    • 36
      Aardvark says:

      Please don’t worry.

      The people who brought us Multiculturalism, are mostly wealthy White activists who live in Hampstead and other wealthy areas preferred by the BBC/Guardian crowd.

      I don’t want anyone here to worry that someone from the Guardian would have to send their own children to an 8th Century school in Tower Hamlets.

      Rest easy.


      • 46
        Pa Keybasher says:

        Piece by with you.


        • 54
          Aardvark says:

          Thank you

          As you know its only horrid, dirty, stupid working class people who read the Daily Mail, The Sun and other far-right propaganda, who are worried about immigrants.

          Everyone who’s cool and enlightened knows we live in a multicultural paradise. So hey, lets let another 3 million in, or 30. Its all good.


          • Polly Toynbee says:

            Corrected for you…

            …horrid, dirty, stupid white working class people…

            Sent from my iPad (The black one, not the white one)


          • Aardvark says:

            Oh Lord

            Yes – you are so right.

            Danmed Whites, with their horrid Right wing newspapers and Xenophobic longing for secure boarders, law and order and British culture.

            Hate them, hate them, hate them.

            Whites are the worst!


    • 130
      inside out says:

      If you can find a non corrupt Islamic government anywhere in the World,let us know.


      • 133
        Tim Yeo-yo says:

        So we can invade it and fcuk it up?


        • 144
          Kaffir says:

          Errrr…from what I’ve seen, heard and read they’re all a bit fcuked anyway. I urge you all to read Bill Warner and from the comments here mau=ybe most of you have, or Robert Spencer. They’ve researched and will help to wake more of us up.


  2. 2
    The Regulator says:

    One shot to the head should suffice, but in this case with the addition of both big toes being tied together first.


  3. 3

    The weakness of the mayor approach is exemplified here. Too much power in one person’s hands. If they are good, that is fine. If they are a crook then everyone has problems.


    • 7
      M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

      Read ‘budget” for power.


      • 13
        Rinka the Dog says:

        Pickles should redirect the City and Canary Wharf tax revenues away from the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets and allow it to continue its de facto secession from the UK.


    • 55
      C O (Ξ7n) says:

      The Kwame Kilpatrick case in the US is a suitable comparison for Latfur.

      Bloomberg is a reasonable comparison for Boris.

      Somewhere in the middle is Rob Ford.

      The problem is exacerbated when the rest of the administration is crooked or corrupt.

      In the case of Latfur, the way this is unfolding, it does look like a legitimate but nonetheless sneaky smear from out-Laboured Labour.


      • 58
        T May says:

        Yankee go home


      • 61
        Gordon Brown says:

        British comparisons for British scandals


      • 93
        jgm2 says:

        I agree. If Lutfur was a Labour mayor handing out money to his Labour mates you wouldn’t hear a peep out of them (Labour). It’s just that Lutfur has hi-jacked a Labour stronghold using Labours block postal voting apparatus.

        It’s only now dawning on Labour that this is what will happen to many of ‘their’ inner city ‘safe’ seats. Galloway was able to use it to take a safe parliamentary seat from under Labours nose.

        They’re targetting schools and getting headteachers replaced with Religion-of-peacers. All of Labour’s hideouts are under attack.

        And to combat this threat they have… Ned Miliband.

        They’re fucked.


  4. 4
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    You will find corruption in every council in the country, although none quite as bad as TH. Been following this gentleman in Private Eye for quite some time now.


    • 14
      how about says:

      The police should read a few back copies of Private Eye.


    • 17
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Indeed – and PwC have featured regularly, too. Talk about cr0oks marking their own homework!


      • 25
        Pensioner Elvis Party says:

        perhaps they should be called in to investigate the eu, or is that herisy?


      • 26
        Pogo says:

        Also known in climate science circles as “Peer Review”.


      • 30
        still walking into darkness says:

        I’m sure PWC will be cost conscious and not charge too much for this. Why areb’t the Police just straight in, complaint has been made, investigate. Oh yeah, that’s it, they’re scared of nicking muslims. This bloke will enjoy jail, nearly everyone’s a muslim in them, tolerant, peace loving, law abiding religion that it is


      • 126
        NE Frontiersman says:

        This is more rigorous than usual, sadly enough. In local government the norm is for the suspects of fraud to be told to investigate themselves.
        The absence of an independent inspectorate of local government, with powers of inspection without notice,document seizure and arrest, tells you all you need to know about how much the parties wish to solve local government corruption.


  5. 5
    Grumpy old man says:

    I fear for the personal safety of the auditors. Rahman is not known for taking prisoners.


  6. 6
    Maria Miller says:

    It is essential to have tough press regulation. Otherwise it is far too easy to expose thieving scumbags like myself.


    • 9
      M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

      You only got caught coz you is white.


    • 20
      still walking into darkness says:

      Did you see that idiot Vince Cable on QT last night saying ‘ he didn’t have the detail of Maria Miller’s case’, he knew enough though to then go an say how much it was she overclaimed, that she’d apologised to Parliament and clearly that was heart felt, and that he could understand how the public felt angry over the circumstances. Well if he knew the circumstances how could he not know the detail, what do you expect other than willful lying from a lib dem.


    • 22
      Ali baBa Brown says:

      Me too


  7. 8
    I can't be a racist coz I'm a Muslim innit says:

    Throw the PC handbook out the window and stop doling out public money to religious zealots. Muslims always use the ‘race’ card while Islam is not a race (except to the bottom of the dung-heap)


    • 106
      Harsh but true says:

      Race is important, and people are starting to wake up to it.

      Like it or not, these feckers are utterly incapable of running anything without galactic levels of corruption. Islam is a pseudo-religion. It is a really a geo-political fascist ideology that openly declares its intention to take over the world by any and all means necessary.

      It should be banned, the mosques pulled down, halal and sharia outlawed and every last man jack of these wankers should be on the next banana boat back to whichever shithole they have styled most of the major cities in the UK on.


      • 118
        Aardvark says:

        The BBC controls 70% of British media

        The BBC likes immigrants, they vote Labour mostly, make Lefties feel good, and promote the victim industry.

        Name 1 politician suicidal enough to go up against the BBC. The last one was Mrs T, and they’ve spent 40 years trying to re-write history about her.


      • 143
        Dave says:

        + million


  8. 10
    Bye bye says:

    Wouldn’t worry, nothing will be found, he’s part of the political problem, I want to know why the police are not involved?, silly me, they’re also part of the problem, we don’t have a police force any-more that’s separate from political control.


    • 31
      Rotten from top to bottom says:

      We are ruled over by a criminally corrupt authoritarian state, and now they want us to wave silly little Union Jacks over the mess they got us into with Russia.


    • 109
      Twampersand mk II says:

      We could get Ali Dizaei to investigate. He’s as honest as the… oh, hang on, is he out of prison yet?


  9. 11
    Fraser Nelson has finally lost it. says:


    Just reposted this, so you lot your problem is that you are not embracing your muzzie brothers.


    • 19
      I agree with Karl says:

      Religion is the opiate of the masses.


      • 38
        Observant says:

        The religion of catastrophic anthropogenic climate change is the emetic of the masses.


      • 74
        drug addict says:

        Opiate implies some benefit, i’d say more a disease


        • 145
          soylent brown says:

          religion is the methadone of the masses… they’re not going to waste the good brown on the thucking untermensch, serve ‘em formula


    • 23
      Bye bye says:

      It’s voting time for for us plebs, we have to vote the new thieves in and as lots of people have stopped voting because of these political thieves, they have turned to embrace the innocence of the new faces in our midst, who will expect a return favour, later on, dig the political hole deeper politicians and media the return favour will be the country.


    • 33
      K G Britain says:

      A fine article by Fraser.

      Wonreful to see that bastion of freedom of speech let the comments section run for so long;

      53 whole comments…. democracy that you can believe in…removed from the front page now.

      We march forwards to a bright and glittering future with ME in front and the proletariat masses, heads bowed in awe and humility, behind, far behind.


    • 95
      African Rock python says:

      a never ending embrace, getting tighter and tighter


    • 111
      Twampersand mk II says:

      WTF is he on?


  10. 16
    Hobo humping Solbo babe says:

    Oh well, you know what they say. Set a thief to catch a thief


    • 147
      shish, she's under manners, innit kaffa says:

      you know what the Donna Karan says… lop it off and throw it into the kebab mix.


  11. 18
    Labour says:

    But, but we need the postal block vote.


  12. 21
    You're all racists!!! says:

    Team Luftur have announced a demonstration in Bethnel Green tomorrow. Stand by for riots, screams of racism and Anjem Choudray marching through Mile End.


    • 24
      JH-230912384590231a says:

      Ironic that they think accusations of racism will ward off an investigation into their own racism.


      • 32
        Bye bye says:

        The race card is working and scaring the esablishment, so why not use the card to your own advantage, you can always do the HOC rules if it fails.


    • 28
      C.O.Jones says:

      Hitler used tactics like that, he showed that by mobilising the masses the others should be afraid of him and back off.


      • 149
        food fight! says:

        aye, but every greatest strength is a greatest weakness… you drop a scare in the middle of a mob, and the panic ripples through like electricity. A mob is only strong because each member feels safer being in it, but if one screams and runs, then they all scatter.


    • 59
      C O (Ξ7n) says:

      Isn’t Anjem in L’ebanon ?

      Should send the Labour mongs in to march in solidarity and against corruption in office to deal with that. Not sure how they will do it, but will be fun to watch them try while the black flags head towards the BBC and Westminster…


      • 66
        helpful suggestion says:

        Accusing everyone of racism to hide law-breaking,corruption
        and bias won’t work any more. We’ve all moved on.


        • 73
          C O (Ξ7n) says:

          True: But there is one exception, which is to point out the overt rac!sm that is projected towards whites by the ethnics.

          That not many have moved on from.

          TH would be a good ward for a UKIP council.


          • food fight! says:

            White flight… who wants to live amongst the enemy – not even their allies in the left want to live amongst them.


      • 104
        News Reader As Well says:

        Teresa May….do not let this specimen back in.


  13. 27
    BarryW says:

    All the grant payments would have been sanctioned by the ‘Responsible Financial Officer';the ‘151’ officer and reviewed by the annual audit.
    Partisan, favouring some sections, etc maybe, but illegal, as in breaking some specific law, I doubt it.


    • 70
      Clyde Loakes never says:

      That’s what everyone says in Waltham Forest. It doesn’t stop millions of pounds going missing every year.


  14. 29
    Anonymous says:

    Read Private Eyes passim about this piece of shit. He wants taking down big time.


    • 44
      jgm2 says:

      Religion of peace asylum seekers straight off the plane handed six figure ‘jobs’ seem to be a feature of his administration according to the Eye.


  15. 37
    Diane Abbott says:



    • 56
      Fred the pensioner says:

      Di, luv, when are you gonna fucking wake up and realise that this muzzy scumbag is not a West Indian and thus not part of your beloved ‘community’? He is an Asian – and he hates your guts as well as mine.

      You should be rallying the West Indians to counter this septic alien invasion – other wise your constituents are going to be eaten for breakfast lunch and dinner. Time is not on your side.


      • 108
        News Reader As Well says:

        Stop fretting about house prices for persons of colour and yes wake up, it’s religion that will determine your fate not colour, advise you check your area for weak lamp posts if you want a bit of a chance.


  16. 40
    Ken Livingstone says:

    Rahman has my full support.

    Wait until I get re-elected as Mayor and I’ll make London a beacon for Rahmans.


  17. 41
    DAVE EAT'N HEAD says:

    Can we try him under Sharia law , and cut his fuckin hands off ?


  18. 42
    Statler & Waldorf says:



  19. 43
    Diane Fatbott says:



  20. 45
    • 69
      average joanna says:

      This is incompatible with existing equality legislation.


    • 110
      News Reader As Well says:

      For the sole reason that it means duplicate fees, it seems our lawyers love this development. Grasping cheats.


  21. 47
    Udong of Bongladitch says:

    This man has done nothing wrong. Leave him alone.


  22. 49
    DAVE EAT'N HEAD says:

    I watched it last night
    What a thoroughly obnoxious and revolting little man he is


  23. 51
    Tower Hamlets Oblast says:

    The Mayor’s cousin, an accountant, says all payments are kosher. The Mayors cousin, a lawyer, says all dealings are kosher. The Mayors cousin, a housing officer, says all dealings are kosher. The Mayor’s cousin ……………..


    • 60
      Chief Rabbit says:

      If it’s kosha, it must be fine….


    • 112
      News Reader As Well says:

      It’s like you were once able to leave your doors unlocked, we were seen as people of innocence and belief in good nature that were ripe for an invasion of cheating scumbags. The auditors need to assess about one third of the entire UK one would expect. Pickles, speed it up.


  24. 57
    Court reporter says:


    Your referenced article on Europe by Trafgarne

    I do not know where he gets his polling numbers from but it seems the “Yes” vote on a referendum is the highest for two years…



  25. 62
    Biggles says:

    Methinks a crop sprayer, with a full tank of pigs blood on board, should give the whole area a good soaking


  26. 65
    Investor says:

    Given the past form of the “accountants” with the banks, insurance companies, MF Global and all the others

    I’m sure we will have an accurate assessment of what has been going on…

    Perhaps the rating agencies can be hired to produce a false rating at the same time…


  27. 67
  28. 79
    He's a cunt says:


    • 81
      He's a cunt says:

      Jones is a c-unt, that is, not the guy who posted the tweet


    • 90
      The BBC says:

      Yes, he is the best person we can find who is willing to push our trendy metropolitan leftist agenda where the answer – no matter what the question – is more immigration, more pooves and a bigger state.

      People who are better won’t push our line. It’s terribly unfair.


      • 152
        pseudo-ineffectual says:

        from that tried and tested far left school of frantic out-of-breath high-speed ranting followed-up by ad-hominems when the opponent manages to get a word in and challenge any of the preposterous irrational frothy diarrhoea that dribbles down his chin.


  29. 80
    Lootfor Rahman says:

    I have been doing nothing wrongs.


    • 82
      Imran says:

      Yes thank you please. How many posting votes is you wants please? I can registers 55 cousins at my 1 bedroom flat in Whitechapel please.


      • 100
        SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        The real investigation ought to be centred around the postal vote scam , without that no of the rest of it could have happened so easily.


        • 127
          NE Frontiersman says:

          Postal fraud is SO passe: in Waltham Forest we achieved a turnout of 125% in High St ward simply by giving every Labour candidate an extra 1000 votes at the count. If some local peasant hadn’t been a bloody statistician we’d have got away with it.


  30. 83
    Flab Bott says:

    Irony overload on This Week last night. Diane Abbott was talking about the rise in obesity in the country and how people should try and eat more healthy food.
    :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


  31. 84
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:


    The UKIP cat is well and truly amongst the establishment pigeons :-)


    • 92
      One view says:

      The Telegraph is a centre-left paper these days. They have a very very long way to go if they want to redeem themselves with the public.


  32. 89
    Banan Republic Britain says:

    G@y mafia claim another scalp…

    Mozilla chief Brendan Eich steps down over gay marriage row


    While gay activists applauded the move, many in the technology community lamented the departure of Mr Eich, who invented the programming language Javascript and co-founded Mozilla.


    • 113
      Nigel and friends says:

      His crime was to give a few dollars to anti gay movement in CA six years ago and for that despicable act a potential Nobel winner needs to be at least sacked and preferably hung.


      • 121
        Fred the pensioner says:

        Surely this guy is rich and famous enough to just tell these freaks to effoff. He will have the vast majority of folks in the USA on his side all the way. No guts by the look of it.


  33. 98
    William says:

    RAHMAN……Rather appropriate name….not unlike RACHMAN….the 60s housing scumbag


  34. 105
    Neocon is a stupid word. says:

    So Establishment political crooks send in Establishment corporate crooks to protect the Establishment’s ethnic majority crooks.
    Lashings of gravy all round.


  35. 107
    Disgusted of Neasden says:

    The down-side of this is that the PwC investigation will probably cost more than the money which has (allegedly) been mis-allocated.


    • 122
      Fred the pensioner says:

      PwC has efficient and well thought of offices all over the world. If the local CEO has any sense he will call in some able assistance from a couple of them. Otherwise we can expect yet another “consultancy” scandal at which these types seem so adept.


  36. 114
    Nigel and friends says:

    We prefer to love elsewhere than TH, we do not like to be spat at although we enjoy some body fluids.


  37. 120
    Anonymous says:

    Biraderi system in action.


  38. 128
    Shredding Services says:

    Plenty of overtime coming up lads….


  39. 129
    A Ship's lawyer says:

    In the interests of transparency I would like to read the contract of engagement with PwC please.


  40. 131
    shellsie says:

    Its about time old mr Rahman got investigated. He is so corrupted!!he deserves to be prosecuted for what he’s done in tower hamlets! Its all about fairness and he definitely hasn’t been..whoever watched panorama would clearly see he is all for his own and f everybody else.we are all humans doesn’t matter about religion or colour its about what is right and wrong and mr Rahman is completely a wrongern. Sly sleezebag.. Its all about our children’s future and they wont have one if mr Rahman stays in charge of tower hamlets. Vote Nicholas McQueen unlike others he keeps his word and is very fair.. The word “racist” gets used far to much and usually in the wrong context. Anything u say nowdays is racist..but the truth of the matter it is fact and just how it is not racist at all. People who take everything as being racist are just arrogant,ignorant and just plain stupid!!!!!


  41. 132
    Ali Whackbar says:

    There are four basic Islamic principles that Muslims use when dealing with the Kuffar (that’s you lot), they are Taqiyya, Tawriya, Kitman and Muruna. Google will provide a full explanation. Be warned, your Dhimmitude is almost complete.


  42. 135
    A member of the religion of pieces says:

    Beware – the hatchets are out……………………………


  43. 140
  44. 142
    Sqeezing Pimples says:

    Yet we all know that as ordinary people there is absolutely fuck all we can do to change anything . We can vote, rage on blogs, write to our MP’s, scream at the telly but we can do nothing as our country is destroyed. If we do dare speak the truth we are branded as racist and can be arrested for spreading the laughable “hate crime” something we never see some sections of our society. It seems only certain people can be haters thus be punished.


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