Mayoral skills

The Mayor sticks it to the Mail, by pointing out that rag’s own unapologetic Nazi taste lapses (think Prince Harry, but with important old men who should know better).

For reasons that I can’t fathom (other than general Ken-hatred), ‘Sensible Left’ists Mick Hartley and Eric aren’t impressed.

The fact that the Daily Mail held a, err, Nazi party would seem to highlight both the extent to which it’s a horrible fascist rag, and the extent to which any employees who get offended by Nazi references are working for the wrong company. Both of these would seem to fit rather well with Ken’s point.

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9 thoughts on “Mayoral skills

  1. At the time Paul Dacre was editor of the Evening Standard. The question therefore is did he attend the party?

  2. Is it only me who thinks that the whole thing is descending in to playground gibes, and it that it would be nice if all these people got on with running the country or writing about how the people who run the country are running the country, rather than keeping a tab on how many points they’ve scored off each other and writing letters to each other about it?

    [/slightly incoherent and badly phrased ramble]

  3. [/slightly incoherent and badly phrased ramble]

    If only Ken had said that 13 days ago, all would be fine => I nominate you for the next Mayor of London…

  4. It would simplify politics no end if we could apply Godwin’s Law :

    Godwin’s Law /prov./ [Usenet] "As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one." There is a tradition in many groups that, once this occurs, that thread is over, and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever argument was in progress. Godwin’s Law thus practically guarantees the existence of an upper bound on thread length in those groups.

  5. When I am Mayor of London (sic), I will institute a "Godwin’s Law Bill", making stopping mud-slinging at the first mention of Nazis/Hitler a fundamental part of our democratic process.

    I will then invoke the Parliament Act to make it law.

    All problems solved :-).

  6. John – wasn’t Ken Livingstone the Evening Standard restaurant critic for three years ? It seems to have slipped his memory.

  7. No, he wasn’t. I can’t remember the name of their restaurant critic, but it wasn’t Livingstone.

    he did write a restaurant review for the ES magazine for a while. That must be what you are thinking of.

  8. That’s the one. According to google for 30 years she has been the Standard’s restaurant critic.

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