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28 January 2008
Ken Livingstone For Mayor!
I was chatting on Skype to a friend who lives just outside London last night, and the conversation turned to upcoming elections in May for the Mayor of Greater London. I pointed out that many of the warmongering "left" are cheerfully attacking the incumbent mayor, Ken Livingstone. My friend replied that "a man is known by the enemies he makes," which I thought was quite a good one-liner.

When you think about the enemies that Livingstone has made they tend to be the same cockroaches who cheered on the war against Iraq. That war has little to do with this local election, but the wheeze seems to be to hope that Boris Johnson can defeat Livingstone - and then select an out and out warmonger as Labour's candidate in 2012.

Actually, we agreed last night, that Boris isn't a bad bloke, and he does have the redeeming feature of being absolutely bone-idle. As mayor he would probably do no harm, but Livingstone has done some positively good things for the city.

So we have old friend Boris who we happen to like versus a man who annoys the people who cheered on a war that killed almost 200 British soldiers.

Let's hope that Boris comes in as a credible second to Ken Livingstone:

A man is known by the enemies he makes. . . And can be judged accordingly.
11 Comments:

Hear, Hear!

Ken has his faults, but removing him is clearly top of the British war machine's agenda at the moment.

And the likes of Mratin Bright, Nick Cohen and Straight Left (Harry's Place) have obviously been offered six-figure positions in a Johnson Junta.

28 January 2008 at 17:06  

Mm. In two minds on this. He's been pretty good for the city. On the other hand when a guy's got his personal mafia network set up it's usually time for him to go.

Anyway I don't really care. It's a horrible place. It's got its hand permanently in your pocket from the minute you cross the M25 barrier. The rich bastards and their hangers-on have made the place totally uninhabitable for anyone earning less than about £50k. Give me time to hoick out the half-dozen people I care about in London and you can blow the place up.

28 January 2008 at 21:57  

Hear, Hear!

Ken has his faults, but removing him is clearly top of the British war machine's agenda at the moment.

And the likes of Mratin Bright, Nick Cohen and Straight Left (Harry's Place) have obviously been offered six-figure positions in a Johnson Junta.

29 January 2008 at 10:09  

Ken has his faults, but removing him is clearly top of the British war machine's agenda at the moment.

Sure. And in further paranoid fantasies, David and Ken are #2 and #3 on the list.

Grow up.

29 January 2008 at 16:48  

Don't you read the papers, Montag? Or watch television, even? They want rid of him so badly that it is worth biting one's lip and keeping him in.

29 January 2008 at 17:07  

Don't you read the papers, Montag? Or watch television, even? They want rid of him so badly that it is worth biting one's lip and keeping him in.

Who are "they", David? The Labour Party & government, ie. "the war party", which is promoting him as their candidate and giving him their full support?

29 January 2008 at 19:42  

Oh, what's the use!

31 January 2008 at 16:03  

I am a cheater and a fuckwit called David Lindsay.

31 January 2008 at 19:54  

Er, no... You are a fuckwit who doesn't realise that every time he posts here he leaves an ISP trail.

1 February 2008 at 10:39  

Gotcha my beauty... University of Sussex, I believe? Too early for students to be around so you work there.

1 February 2008 at 11:08  

Too early for students to be around? We haven't got "semesters" here yet. My son's in the middle of term, or at least the little fucker had better be as he's sticking me with the effing bills....

1 February 2008 at 22:04  

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