The Mayor’s huge media operation has got itself into a lather today over the Evening Standard’s claim that he is going to spend Â£2 million on celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution in 2009. His press release is really funny, take this quote:
With regard to environmental issues one thing that is very striking is that everywhere you go the Cubans have installed energy saving light bulbs.
In Cuba there is no free press and political parties other than the communist party are banned and the Mayor notices that they have a lot of energy saving lightbulbs. Talk about condemned by your own mouth.
If Livingstone ever talked about the cost of his pet projects then people would have no scope to make up their own estimates. Doh!