Ken Livingstone looked miserable as sin as City Hall yesterday. It’s understandable. If you might be up against brilliant Boris, you would probably look miserable too. His attempt to recapture his crown as King Newt got off to a shaky start, when Jonathan Freedland wrote in the Guardian that Ken isn’t much cop, and maybe Labour should think about getting someone else.
At Mayor’s Question Time, the audience contained Ken’s journalist supporters, Dave Hill, Tory Troll Adam Bienkov and the owner of Boris Watch. The usual suspects. They all ignored my beaming smile, but regarded me with fear in their eyes. Probably terrified I will beat them to a pulp like last time.
The last time I teased about Ken, Dave Hill was so annoyed, he talked about me in the Guardian. Ha! If people can’t take teasing, and they are attacking someone in a nasty way whom you support, it is tempting to tease them all the time. But I won’t. Not unless you are all very unfair.*
ps. It is not a good tactic for Ken to try to claim some credit for the bike hire scheme when clearly this is totally Boris’s achievement. It makes him look dodgy, an image I am sure he is eager to shed. It would be better to be truthful and say to the Mayor “Well done, fantastic scheme, and you had the conviction to carry it through.”
UPDATE: Since I wrote this post, Dave Hill has really blotted his copybook. The gloves are off and you can’t say I didn’t warn you……