Obsessive London

Poor old Livingstone, here is a extract from Matthew Bell’s Independent on Sunday diary from yesterday:

Not since Ted Heath has there been such a sulk in politics. Nine months after he
lost the mayoral elections, Ken Livingstone is still sore as a bear. Tomorrow
Boris Johnson opens the new Docklands Light Railway extension to Woolwich, a
project Ken spent years getting off the ground. Cheesed off that Boris will take
the credit, Ken staged a separate launch yesterday. “This is the most
significant transport development since the development of the docks,” he told
me from Woolwich. “It would be nice if we could have a launch of this sort every
couple of years, but Boris has stopped all the projects we had planned, except
for Crossrail, which he is obliged to go along with by the Government.” Ken went
on in this vein for some time. Shouldn’t he just, like, get over it?

For more obsessive “it should have been me” visit Livingstone’s very own 2012 campaign website.

4 responses to “Obsessive London

  1. Thanks for the link, James. Being some sort of glutten for punishment I followed the link…..very revealing! Ken certainly seems to have an issue with the fact that Boris won the election. Sour grapes isn’t the half of it!

  2. Thanks for the link, James. Being some sort of glutten for punishment I followed the link…..very revealing! Ken certainly seems to have an issue with the fact that Boris won the election. Sour grapes isn’t the half of it!

  3. Oh come off it, this is clearly not a campaign website.

    Livingstone has said quite clearly that he hasn’t made up his mind about the election, and while even that is too much for some people, it is a far cry from a committment to put himself forward as a Labour candidate. And I think he’s also stressed that he ran as an independent in 2000, not because he didn’t win the Labour nomination, but because the nomination process was ‘rigged’, thereby implying that he’s got no excuse to run as an independent in 2012. To cut a long story short, I think he realises and has acknowledged that his chances of ever holding office again are extremely slim.

  4. Oh come off it, this is clearly not a campaign website.

    Livingstone has said quite clearly that he hasn’t made up his mind about the election, and while even that is too much for some people, it is a far cry from a committment to put himself forward as a Labour candidate. And I think he’s also stressed that he ran as an independent in 2000, not because he didn’t win the Labour nomination, but because the nomination process was ‘rigged’, thereby implying that he’s got no excuse to run as an independent in 2012. To cut a long story short, I think he realises and has acknowledged that his chances of ever holding office again are extremely slim.

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