Ken Livingstone is being Ken Livingstone in an interview with the London Evening Standard. This quotation stood out from Mr Class War:
"We should shoot one banker a week until the others improve."
He confirms he’d like to run against Boris Johnson in 2012 but Tory members see Sir Alan Sugar as a potentially more formidable Labour candidate. This was the percentages from our recent monthly survey answering "Who do you think would be Boris’ most dangerous opponent in 2012?"
- Sir Alan Sugar: 31%
- Ken Livingstone: 28%
- Trevor Phillips: 13%
- Jon Cruddas: 8%
- Oona King: 6%
- Tony McNulty: 3%
- John McDonnell: 1%
David ‘Mastermind’ Lammy was written in most often in the ‘Other category’.
The same survey of Tory members found great optimism about Boris’ re-election hopes. 76% thought it was quite likely; just 5% unlikely and the remainder saying "it’s too early to tell".
I’m with the "too early to tells." When Boris won last year the average Tory poll lead was 12.2% in the ConHome Poll of Polls. As blogged on Sunday Boris could be facing re-election two years into a
Conservative government that is making tough judgments on tax and