Category Archives: Ex-Mayor Livingstone

Vote Blue Alien

The Labour campaign (it stopped being the Ken Livingstone campaign a couple of weeks ago when Labour realised that Livingstone was a liability to his own campaign) has been awful. They have made promises they can’t keep and failed to … Continue reading

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Livingstone’s great big bus fare lie

A major plank of Livingstone’s election platform is that “A single bus fare is now up 50%”, see page 19 of London Elects “The Candidates” publication. The recent history of TfL fares is provided by the Londonist blog. The bus … Continue reading

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Labour fares nonsense

Last night I had a bit of a debate on Twitter with Labour councillor Hitesh Tailor on the subject of public transport fares although Tailor’s debating technique is limited to spewing out one-sided, unreferenced factoids. Transport for London’s (TfL’s) fares … Continue reading

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London transport week – more kidology from Livingstone

The contrast this week between the transport manifestos of Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone was quite stark. On Monday Johnson produced a crunchy list of practical transport measures that build on his solid record of achievement in the transport realm. … Continue reading

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The Met repudiates Livingstone Safer Neighbourhood Team pledge

One of Ken Livingstone’s six main pledges, made last Wednesday, relates to policing. Boris Johnson has admitted cutting 1,700 police officers. If I am elected, I will reverse his cuts. And I will reinstate sergeants to all 600 Safer Neighbourhood … Continue reading

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Better off with who?

Both the Livingstone and Johnson campaigns today used the same slogan. Livingstone launched his “6 pledges for London” this morning under the slogan “Better off with Ken”. His pledges are: Cut the fares by 7 per cent this year – … Continue reading

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“Professor” Pound backs Livingstone, talks nonsense

Ealing North MP, Stephen “Call me Steve” Pound, is never shy of making a fool of himself so this video comes as no surprise. He seems quite happy to endorse the Livingstone campaign’s misinformation about public transport and fares. Pound … Continue reading

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Ken’s coming back – no way!

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Boris is keeping the wheels on – that is enough

Today Boris Johnson launched his “9 point plan for a Greater London” at the Tory Spring Conference. Out campaigning for Boris it is sometimes hard to point to the big, exciting achievements of his mayoralty. Keeping his share of council … Continue reading

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Livingstone on the police

The Livingstone campaign is using February to make unfunded claims about policing that look as silly as their unfunded claims about public transport last month. They seem to think that their calling Boris Johnson a thief is going to work … Continue reading

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