Labour blogger Dave Hill is working himself up into a righteous frenzy over Mayor Johnson’s latest appointment. He has posted no fewer than six times this afternoon on the appointment.
Who cares what Ken Livingstone thinks about it?
More worryingly Labour group leader Len Duvall is talking about legal action. He says:
The chair of the London Assembly is already considering taking legal counsel as to the propriety of Mr Parker’s appointment and it is rumoured that a number of other people were approached for this position before him but turned it down.
Notably it won’t be the Labour group hiring the legal counsel. They want to use public money to make a party political point so it will be the Assembly chairman, Jennette Arnold, doing the dirty work.
Labour will find out tonight in the Crewe and Nantwich by-election what the country thinks about them. Taking the newly elected Conservative Mayor to law at public expense over someone who is offering to work unpaid will not endear London Labour to Londoners. Duvall should think again.