Ken’s campaign manager, Tom Watson, admits Ken is having a tough time trying to win this mayoral election. He blames Boris’s fame. The truth is, as Andrew Neil said three weeks ago on his Daily Politics Show, Ken is a bad candidate.
The wasteful way Ken spent the City Hall budget is causing alarm in the middle of a raging credit crunch. His divisiveness is not appealing. Finally, his promises of fares cuts have ben revealed as a sham and his transport policy has disintegrated, (Channel 4 Fact Check has produced the stats. to show transport has improved under Boris, not deteriorated as Ken claims). Once g ainst Ken’s credibility took a major hit when it was proved Boris was not sitting on a surplus of cash as Ken has continually claimed.
Once again Ken’s credibility took a major hit when it was proved Boris was not sitting on a surplus of cash as Ken has continually claimed and the promise of painless fares cuts is nonsense.
Ken’s problem is, he has been around too long. Londoners are wise to his rap. Voters have sussed that what Ken says is not the same as what Ken does. Ken’s campaign sums up his whole approach – bribe the voters, plug the politics of envy, play divide and rule. Boris makes decisions that however tough, are based on what is best for London’s long term future. He is on another level. Sadly for Londoners, Ken doesn’t have another level. (haha)
Now that Londoners have found a Mayor who is clever, respectful of communities and our history, and brave enough to take the tough decisions that are best for London’s future, they will never go back to the bad old days again.