Ken Livingstone has just been interviewed on the Today programme and faced the inevitable question about his choice of successor to Tony Blair.  It’s not often I agree with Red Ken but like him I’m bored stupid by the endless speculation about Blair’s successor and the thought that it might go on for at least another year (to the exclusion of discussion of all other political issues).  Mayor Ken joked that all leadership chatter should be taxed and that’s one tax I would happily vote for.  It would probably bankrupt Jim Naughtie.  What other taxes would you like introduced by a Ministry of Silly Taxes?