Really?

Of his drinking, I have personal experience of Livingstone\’s incapacity to keep off the booze during working hours. I have attended two afternoon receptions with Livingstone, and he was drunk at both of them. At the first, for international designer Jan Gehl, he turned up 40 minutes late and slurred his way through a rambling introduction in which he made frequent references to the current work of the \’GLC\’ (sic).

7 comments on “Really?

  1. I don’t think Livingstone’s detractors (which must be legion, God knows…) have run out of reasons to despise his shady deals, political posturing and sucking up to every third world socialist dictator or Islamist loon that goes by.

    Why bring this up…? What possible bearing does it have on any of that?

  2. Given all his other gaffes and the scandals now coming out of the woodwork thanks to the ‘Evening Standard’, is it really necessary..?

    I know, I know, they finally got Capone on tax evasion. But it just seems a bit….tacky…to me.

  3. “I know, I know, they finally got Capone on tax evasion. But it just seems a bit….tacky…to me.”

    I think turning up to work drunk, while all the time banging on about binge drinking and how we must all be punished because some people can’t hold their booze, is quite unforgiveable. There’s nothing tacky about taking the man down for that.

    The way it was used against Charlie Kennedy was tacky, but not against this authoritarian hypocrite.

  4. I think that Conservatives had better keep clear or morally improving lectures to London Mayoral candidates. You know, glass houses and all. Do we really want to see Boris’ private life in the papers? Well actually I do so let me rephrase that, if people start throwing stones, do you think most of them are going to hit that nasty little sh!t Livingstone?

    Vote against him because he is a vile, unpleasant little man who sucks up to vicious Islamists, has done little for London and while I am sure he is not personally corrupt himself, has some serious questions to answer about some of his friends. Not because he likes a drink or two. Frankly, looking at British politicians, I think they can only improve when drunk. They are so awful sober.

  5. all the time banging on about binge drinking and how we must all be punished because some people can’t hold their booze

    I mightn’t have been paying attention, but I don’t recall Ken doing this…?

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