Green London Mayoral candidate says that squatting is an excellent thing to do

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.

2 responses to “Green London Mayoral candidate says that squatting is an excellent thing to do

  1. Sir,
    whilst it pains me to agree with you.

    I have to agree with you that the comments she made were at best naive. As one of the millions of homeowners it appalls me to think than any Politician can see any sense in such a statement.

    But, in the best British tradition of balancing up a discussion I feel I must quote the current Mayor from a few years ago (in this modern age, nothing is truly forgotten):

    In his conference diary for The Independent on the 2005 Conservative Leadership Contest, Mr Johnson said:

    “I am supporting David Cameron purely out of cynical self-interest.”

    He followed this during the general election with:

    “Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger br@#sts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3.”

    Quite a comment to make, I think you will agree, possibly amusing, and perhaps a touch inappropriate.

  2. “far left Green Party”

    What polticial spectrum do you use? If the Green Party is far left, how would you describe National Socialism. Politically illiterate hogwash.

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