Monday, 30 April 2012

"Ken Livingstone is right: it's him or Boris Johnson. That's why I'm voting Boris" – Telegraph Blogs

Ken Livingstone is right: it's him or Boris Johnson. That's why I'm voting Boris – Telegraph Blogs
I found this article by Dan Hodges on why, as a Labour supporter, he will be voting for Boris rather than Ken on Thursday a very interesting read indeed.
Ken's (unrealistic) campaign pledges aside, Hodges will be voting for Boris because he sees him as the candidate that will bring a unifying force to London. As Hodges puts it:
The number one responsibility of the Mayor is to unify our capital, and give a voice to all of its citizens. And there is a single, absolute, uncontestable truth known to anyone who has worked with Ken Livingstone, written about Ken Livingstone, observed Ken Livingstone or spent more than five minutes in a room with Ken Livingstone. Ken Livingstone is one of the most crudely divisive figures in British politics.
Personally, I'd rather Hodges focused more on the positive aspects of Boris's campaign and track record, but I suppose that might be asking a little too much given his own political background. However, the fact that a Labour activist feels so strongly negative about his own party's choice of candidate for the London mayor should be a wake up call.

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