Post Tagged with: "Ken Livingstone"

  • Livingstone reflects on Thursday’s results

    Livingstone reflects on Thursday’s results

    News May 8, 2012 4:28 pm no comments

    After extremely poor turn out results across the country Labour leader Ed Miliband, to his credit, warned of a “crisis of politics” acknowledging politicians of all parties needed to win back people’s trust. Certainly the drop of 10% in turnout in London could partly be responsible for Livingstone’s loss last […]

     
  • Elliot Folan: Why I’m voting Jen then Ken

    Elliot Folan: Why I’m voting Jen then Ken

    Voices April 25, 2012 11:05 am 2 comments

    In the second in our short series on how Londoners are using their second preferences Elliot Folan (pictured with Ken Livignstone) explains why he’s voting for Ken Livingstone, after the Greens’ Jenny Jones.   So, on May 3 Londoners will have a field of 7 candidates to choose between. Of […]

     
  • Was Livingstone right to walk out of Croydon Advertiser interview?

    Was Livingstone right to walk out of Croydon Advertiser interview?

    Culture April 24, 2012 3:42 pm no comments

    It’s the bane of every jobbing politician – the easy quiz question. No one cares if you get it right but if you get Azerbaijan’s capital city wrong, woe betide you, you could be responsible for World War Three. The classic moment is, of course, Dan Quail’s attempt to “correct” […]

     
  • Labour defends its party political broadcast

    Labour defends its party political broadcast

    Video April 14, 2012 11:02 pm 1 comment

    The Evening Standard and various right-wing blogs have attacked Labour for their party political broadcast claiming that the ‘ordinary Londoners’ were in fact paid actors. Labour’s team have come back with this strong video proving that, as you would expect, they used Labour supporters who lived in London and who […]

     
  • Labour launches London broadcast

    Labour launches London broadcast

    Video April 11, 2012 9:40 am 4 comments

    Labour launches London broadcast, see what you think; Now this is more like it. Distinctly London, distinctly real and with a strong underlying theme that suggests that Londoners aren’t just better off with Labour, but are naturally Labour supporters. The switcheroo at the beginning changing from a “boring” talking head by […]

     
  • Tax row backfires on Livingstone

    Tax row backfires on Livingstone

    News April 6, 2012 11:58 am 1 comment

    Labour’s team thought they had the super-rich Mayor Boris Johnson over a barrel on his tax affairs but it seems as if the whole thing has backfired, damaging their own candidate. For some time now the rumbling row over who pays how much taxes has threatened to overwhelm the actual […]

     
  • Livingstone and the Jewish Community

    Livingstone and the Jewish Community

    Culture March 30, 2012 9:44 am 3 comments

    Reuben Bard-Rosenberg, who blogs at the Third Estate, takes a look at Livingstone and the Jewish community.   The issue of Ken Livingstone’s relationship to London’s Jewish community has generated much wrring and grrring over the past couple of weeks. It began with a letter to Ed Miliband – written by a […]

     
  • Green Party says vote “Jen then Ken” for Mayor

    Green Party says vote “Jen then Ken” for Mayor

    News March 28, 2012 6:00 am 2 comments

    At an extraordinary meeting of the London Green Party on Monday members voted to recommend Labour’s Ken Livingstone as second preference choice for Mayor (after first choice Green candidate Jenny Jones). Livingstone attended the first half of  the meeting at the Party’s Headquarters, fielding questions on his record and policies, before the […]

     
  • Rail union threatens legal proceedings over anti-Ken poster

    Rail union threatens legal proceedings over anti-Ken poster

    News March 26, 2012 1:10 pm no comments

    The RMT rail union confirmed today that it has threatened legal proceedings against London Mayor Boris Johnson over what the union says is a defamatory poster campaign that portrays General Secretary Bob Crow as part of a corrupt group of cronies under the control of Labour mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone […]

     
  • Is it time for London Independence?

    Is it time for London Independence?

    Voices March 26, 2012 12:51 pm 2 comments

    Jim Jepps explores whether it’s time to go our own way.   Last week Labour’s mayoral candidate came out in favour of independence for London. Ken Livingstone told the Evening Standard that “he will use “amazing charm and subtlety” to get New York-style independence for the capital. Mr Livingstone, 66, […]