So on Wednesday we witnessed an Oscar winning performance. In the most reproduced image of the London mayoral campaign, Ken Livingstone was visibly moved to tears after watching his party’s electoral broadcast. The broadcast, a slick ad, apparently showed ordinary Londoners urging their fellow city voters to bring back Ken on the 3rd May.
An unlikely class warrior found himself in deep waters yesterday after the annual Oxford and Cambridge boat race was disrupted. Privately educated Trenton Oldfield swam into the path of the rowers causing the race to a halt as he was detained. He had previously vowed to use guerrilla tactics to disrupt “the transnational-corpo-aristocratic ruling class”. The boat race, according to Oldfield, was an annual gathering of the “privileged” privately educated few.
I woke up loosing one hour to the Sunday Times revelation that the co-treasurer of the Conservative Party Peter Cruddas offered access to the Prime Minister in exchange for money. In the footage he remarks to an undercover journalist posed as a potential donor,
The theme of this week’s editorial is breaking the silence, partly because of my present lack of vocal capabilities due to a deadly viral infection (ok slight exaggeration). Thanks to all who suggested remedies, you are proof that doctors are not needed in this world, unless of course you need to get your passport photo signed.
It’s been a funny old week. Popular demand has led me to give my take on the past weeks news. So firstly there’s a new publication in town, promising to be a “tremendous force for good” and a magnet for respectable, upright journalism, yes alevelpolitics.com has been launched. With over 1,300 views to date it has been rumoured Rupert Murdoch held a meeting last week and hurriedly put together his alternative.