Martin McCauley writes from London: Boris Johnson is on a roll. He is leading in the polls with days left till the mayoral election on May 3rd. His opponent, Labour’s Ken Livingstone, is tipped to lose. (If Labour had chosen any other candidate apart from Ken Boris would not have stood a chance.) Some Labour voters are telling Livingstone they are voting for Boris because he makes them laugh. Fancy that, a funny man running City Hall and making a mess out of London.But seriously: in the 21st...Read Full Story
The polls are showing the two leading contenders for London mayor –Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson – running neck and neck. Predictably, sections of the rightwing media have started reaching for the proverbial dog whistle; playing politics with race and religion and appealing to a diminishing band of bigoted voters who respond to the politics of fear. They are painting a picture of the East End which doesn't exist – but which aims to frighten the voters in suburbia down to the polling...Read Full Story
By Lydia Warren
Last updated at 1:33 AM on 22nd October 2011
Married: Emma Beal and Ken Livingstone at London Zoo on the day of their wedding in 2009
Ken Livingstone has revealed he acted as a sperm donor for two buddies who feared they had been running out of time to have kids.
The former Mayor of London stated the pair wanted to begin families but had not located Mr Proper.
And the 66-year-old hinted they did not use artificial insemination – suggesting he slept with the ladies even...Read Full Story
Minister who criticised Ken Livingstone over tax is linked to tax break scheme | Politics | guardian.co.uk: "A government minister who criticised Labour's mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone for avoiding tax is an investor in a firm that also uses tax breaks, and has failed to declare it to parliament.
Stephen Hammond, the transport minister, is a partner in Harwood Film Partnership, which has deferred tax for its partners. His involvement has not been declared in the parliamentary register of...Read Full Story
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