The supposedly racist Lib Dems had bid for - and won - the highest level of Section 11 funding in the country. Since the Government cut the funding it is this council that led the campaign to persuade them to reverse that decision. You failed to reflect on the difficulties of the decisions we were forced to make due to the government-imposed cutback. If we had preserved, in total, the Section 11 monies we would have been forced to make significant cuts in other important services including general teachers. The difficulties we are faced with now are substantially due to our success in obtaining significant resources for ethnic minority communities in the past.
Leader, Tower Hamlets Council
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