It really takes some doing to be on the wrong side of the argument on almost every important issue but Jenny Jones of the far left Green Party seems to manage. We’ve already had the £50 per day London-wide congestion charge idea, demands that Boris support the illegal occupation of Parliament Square and now the claim that squatting is an excellent thing to do.
I can only assume that even Jenny, who is generally fairly unrepentant, has realised that her comments were at best naive and at worst damaging and counterproductive. This afternoon I was booked onto BBC Radio London to debate the issue but Jenny was strangely incommunicado, Eddy Nestor the show’s host made the point that in his eight years of covering London issues he had never known Jenny to avoid the airwaves.
I suspect that Jenny is learning that you can’t say the kind of nonsense that she is used to saying when you are a candidate for a real executive office.