From ‘fake news’ to micro-targeting, crowd-funding to data rights, we explore the key areas of focus for an overdue review of the rules of our democracy.
Posts Tagged: Tower Hamlets
Following a series of concerning errors, it has now emerged the regulator’s ‘investigation’ into the Leave campaign did not involve actually interviewing any of those involved.
The Electoral Commission didn’t stop what was happening in Tower Hamlets – is it really capable of thwarting Putin?
The internal and external threats to the integrity of our elections have intensified, but the regulator responsible does not appear to have upped its game in response.
Smaller electoral areas with just one councillor each would make for less confusion, more accountability – and fewer one party states.
For many voters, local elections boil down to which party will provide the best possible services at the lowest possible cost.
The stellar success of the London Academy of Excellence, supported by six independent schools, shows just some of what we can achieve by co-operating.
Pundits are expecting a drubbing for the Conservatives in the capital. But some boroughs will buck the trend. I predict unpredictability.
£750,000 is allocated for “mother tongue teaching”. Yet there is almost no budget for English as a spoken language for non-English-speaking parents.
Will it be bad news for democracy in Tower Hamlets in 2018? The old tactics of toxic allegations in anonymous leaflets are being seen again.
Andrew Wood: Yes, Singapore really is an example we can learn from. But not for the reasons some Tories give.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
The huge variation in costs does suggest that some councils, including mine, are likely to be paying over the odds.
Andrew Wood: Tower Hamlets Council must put the interests of children ahead of political correctness
English law is clear on how foster placements should be made and that “the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration”.
The Crown Prosecution Service and the police are still failing to uphold democracy in Tower Hamlets.
Call 0800 555 111 – or use the online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org, where you won’t have to give your personal details.
This pledge follows alarming evidence that democracy was undermined in Tower Hamlets.