Theresa May today used her Tory Party conference speech to hit out at the "divisive community politics" of controversial Tower Hamlets council.

During a passage on tackling Islamic extremism in the UK, the Home Secretary singled out the borough - run by Britain's first directly-elected Mayor, Lutfur Rahman - for criticism.

She even appeared to suggest the council had similarities with Birmingham and the so-called "Trojan Horse" plot of fundamentalists infiltrating schools - claims which have been strongly denied.

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