...mayor of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, has had his election declared void by the High Court. The court found he used corrupt and illegal practices to seize power. The post has been declared vacant and Rahman has been hit with £250,000 costs, although seemingly no actual punishment.
Rahman played the Islam card and the Black card but all to no avail. The judge said, "Even in the multicultural society which is 21st century Britain, the law must be applied fairly and equally to everyone. Otherwise we are lost."
Sadly the Bangladesh-born Rahman will probably not be deported.