John East

London Borough of Newham

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Director of Planning, Regeneration, and Development Services for the London Borough of Newham, a poor borough in East London adjacent to the Olympic Park

John East on KCRW

Prime Minister David  Cameron says  the delayed response by London police helped lead to Britain's worst riots in decades.

Riots in London and Next Year's Olympic Games

Prime Minister David Cameron says the delayed response by London police helped lead to Britain's worst riots in decades.

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