The King of Spin is trying to paint the suspension of Lee Jasper as a positive, a chance for Jasper to clear his name. The truth is that Livingstone can see the writing on the wall and wants Lee Jasper out of the way until after the elections on the 1st of May.
Livingstone must answer some simple questions.
- What has changed from last week when you claimed to have full confidence in Mr Jasper?
- Will Lee Jasper be attending the Assembly hearing on the 5th of March?
- Is Lee Jasper personally under police investigation?
This is dirty politics and shows complete contempt, not just for the London Assembly, but for all Londoners.