The London Mayor checked into the Essex House Hotel on Central Park in New York yesterday. I have been there and can confirm that it is a top notch five star hotel. I did not stay obviously – it was just a suitable landmark at which to meet an American friend. Today the Evening Standard is reporting that Mayor Livingstone had a beastly, first class plane trip that we paid Â£999 for.
Obviously he did not go on his own. The list of hangers-on include John Ross and Joy Johnson, neither of whom are conventional civil servants, more hard-left fellow-travellers.
This C40 meeting in New York will not cost us any less than Â£20K. For the Mayor’s version follow this link.