‘Is Labour handing Tower Hamlets back to the Islamists?’

Andrew Gilligan poses the question. He’s outraged at the report that “Labour’s candidate for the directly-elected mayoralty of Tower Hamlets will be selected by the entire local membership”. Doesn’t the Labour hierarchy realise that supporters of the Islamic Forum of Europe are members of the party in Tower Hamlets? Are they really going to be allowed to vote on who their mayoral candidate will be? It is clearly intolerable that IFE supporters should be allowed to exercise their democratic rights in this way.