Yesterday London Conservative MPs called upon Ken Livingstone to condemn the threat of strike action on the Royal Wedding day, he refused. They also called on him to return the £5,000 donation given to his campaign by ASLEF, the union threatening the strike, again he refused.
Until very recently Livingstone’s campaign HQ was based at the TSSA Union’s HQ. Val Shawcross, Livingstone’s Deputy Mayoral running mate, joined RMT protesters outside City Hall recently and has consistently failed to back motions in the Assembly critisising the transport strikes.
It is clear that Livingstone is so devoid of policies and any real criticism of Boris’s tenure as Mayor that he is attempting to undermine Boris via transport unions’ industrial action. What make me really angry is that London’s residents and businesses that will be the ones who suffer because of this and if, heaven forbid, Livingstone were to win the unions would want their pound of flesh and Londoners would suffer all over again.