While Livingstone is off on his week long India beano the Standard is laying into him at home.
They report how the Metronet bust up is going to lead to a lot less investment in the Tube over the next few years.
Then they talk about how the India trip is costing us £740K. The economically challenged Mayor said soon after arriving that the trip would be paid for if just 6 people got new jobs as a result. This is just a fantasy and illustrated why Livingstone is so bad with money. He simply does not understand it.
On the comment pages Andrew Gilligan points out how gratuitously the Mayor uses his website, paid for by us, to hurl insults to all and sundry.
Finally, Gilligan does a two page feature critiquing the Met’s performance and the Mayor’s rather exaggerated claims about it (not online).