Ken Livingstone won the London Mayoral election last week. Well, okay, he doesn’t actually claim that in his Guardian article yesterday, but he comes pretty close: Nationally Labour’s vote fell by 2% compared to 2004, but in London the percentage of first preference votes I received in the mayoral election went up very fractionally. The… Continue reading Oh dear, Livingstone is lost in his own mythologising
My piece on Comment is Free this morning is rather less “sunshine and buttercups” than my effort yesterday: Has the light at the end of the tunnel I was detecting yesterday turned out to be a freight train moving at speed in the wrong direction? Maybe not, but there is no disguising the fact that… Continue reading My verdict on the Paddick campaign
Wondering which way to vote in May’s London Mayoral election? Allow me to suggest this simple test: Pick a candidate and try and imagine what they would be like handling a crisis such as 7/7. Actually, you don’t need to do that with Livingstone. Love him or hate him, he’s already done this: Brian Paddick?… Continue reading Does your Mayoral candidate pass the 7/7 test?