A recent poll for the Evening Standard carried out by Opinion Matters highlights clearly public concerns about cuts to policing not only in the country as a whole, but also London.
Back in 2008, Ken Livingstone received help and advice for his election campaign for the Mayor of London, from both Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell, it made no difference Ken was decisively beaten by Boris, but at least 3 years ago Ken had some measure of popularity, and support from the Labour party hierarchy.
It has often been said that “a week is long time in politics“, if this is indeed the case, then 3 years must be considered an aeon.
In this aeon, Ken’s popularity has sunk to that akin, to a skunk in an elevator.
Occaisonally Ken Livingstone takes time off from bothering reptiles, to display differing degrees of bad judgement; so bad is Ken’s judgement he can only have studied this particualr political shortcoming at the George Galloway school of bad judgement.
Barely had the 2012 campaign got underway then Ken displaying all the dexterity of a one legged man at an ass kicking contest, got embroiled in the row at the Rottenborough of Tower Hamlets run by Lutfur Rahman and his coterie of Radical Islam Councillors. Rahman is politically toxic, too toxic even for the weak Labour party run by the strange egg creature from Fraggle Rock who sometimes appears to be Ed Miliband; too toxic even for a weak leader to be forced to reinstate.
Ken is 100% behind Rahman, who should Ken get elected, will doubtless get some very well paid job furthering the cause of politically correct rottenboroughs.
On December 7th Ken selected Val Shawcross to be his running mate, fortunately not in the biblical sense; just 8 days later Shawcross was photographed picketing with members of the TSSA Union. Read the rest of this entry
1. On 7 December Ken Livingstone selected Val Shawcross as his “Deputy Mayoral Running Mate” against Boris Johnson.
2. Just eight days later on 15 December Val Shawcross was “caught on camera” picketing with Tube Unions the RMT and TSSA in support of the wave of tube strikes that have caused so much misery to Londoners.
3. Until just days ago, Ken Livingstone ran his campaign to be the Labour candidate for Mayor of London from the HQ of the Tube Union TSSA. Read the rest of this entry
Aardvark likes Boris Johnson, Boris is extremely charismatic, eloquent and very funny, Boris has been known to have the odd eccentric idea and also some very good ones. A larger than life character he is popular and to someone who lives in the country, London seems to be a much more alive and vibrant than in the days of Ken Livingstone.
( OK Angie? Please don’t come round and beat the shit out of me for what follows next )
On Channel 4 News tonight Boris shows himself to be at odds with Government Policy on a cap on immigration Read the rest of this entry