If we can get it right in our big cities, humanity has a future. That’s what is at stake in this election
Apparently Ken Livingstone believes the London election will determine the future of humanity. I hate to break his bubble of self-importance (that may not be possible) but as the only policy arguments I have picked up on are whether to have Routemasters or Bendy Buses I think he may be taking the London elections just a little bit too seriously.
Still, claiming the future of humanity depends on his re-election is better than his usual ‘Boris is a racist’ spiel of which there was more. He accused Boris of “dog-whistle politics”, i.e. saying things that aren’t openly racist but are codes to racists. Ken was introduced by Doreen Lawrence, mother of Stephen Lawrence who was murdered in a racist attack in 1993. Now Ken may have gone on to say that a vote for Boris is a vote for racist murder, but if not I think the choice of introducer was a dog-whistle in itself! Slimy newt.
So in conclusion, back the English Democrats’ Matt O’Connor with Boris as second choice.