Ken is toast
Rumours of dubious grants made to organisations led by his friends have been circulating for quite some weeks, but C4 Dispatches lifted the lid on the worst. The accusations made against him are not, as he likes to think, all ‘Tory smears’ - though some may be - but proven manipulations and deceptions which have given this Trotskyist an unparalleled unaccountable power-base which permits him to consort with the likes of Yusuf al-Qaradawi or Hugo Chávez on the world stage, and apologise ‘on behalf of London’ for slavery, poverty, global warming, and the Jews.
We now know that he drinks whisky from 10 in the morning until midnight, in contravention of his own rules. It is alleged that he used public money to campaign for his own re-election and smear another politician, and he has perpetually sought to undermine Trevor Phillips by appointing others to advise on matters of race and equality. And he has no shame in supporting a man who praises terrorism, loathes Jews, and hates homosexuals. And yet he has stated that he would refuse to meet the Pope!
Yet it is strange indeed that, despite all these accusations, the policy failures, the mususe of public funds, the controversies over courting muslim clerics and insulting a the Jews, that nothing ever seems to stick to Mr Livingstone. Cranmer applauds Kate Hoey MP for speaking out about this man. She seems to be the only Labour MP who has raised her head above the parapet.
It is time for a change, and Cranmer is praying for Boris.