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Evening Standard gets the upper hand

Gilligan front page 14th December 2007The Mayor’s press team were screaming today in response to another Evening frontpage and double page spread on Lee Jasper and dodgy LDA payments. See the Mayor’s press release here and here and the Evening Standard stories here and here.

Reading the e-mails reproduced on the Evening Standard website it seems very strange, maybe disquieting even, that LDA chief exec Manny Lewis devoted so much time, at such a detailed level, to a relatively small bit of spending. We are talking a few hundred thousand here. Manny Lewis is meant to be responsible for spending a total of £754 million this year.