Category Archives: Oona King

Boris to run for Mayor is good news for Croydon

Boris Johnson finally announced in unequivocal terms on LBC radio this morning that he will, after all, be seeking the Conservative party nomination to stand for a second term as London Mayor. Now whether Boris ultimately wins the election or … Continue reading

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Clegg, Ken, Boris and Balls: all chase the “Croydon effect”

Suddenly, it seems, Croydon is the centre of the political universe. Today, for instance, cuddly Ken Livingstone was launching his London Mayoral campaign transport policy outside East Croydon station while across the road at the Fairfield Halls, Ed Balls was … Continue reading

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Ken Livingstone: “Fight the cuts, line by line by line”

Dave Hill spent a prolonged period in a darkened room last night with Tory blogger Iain Dale. Hill’s regular London column for the Guardian‘s website today doesn’t record whether he needed a thorough disinfecting afterwards. What it does state quite … Continue reading

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Croydon Labour’s convenient three-way split in leadership race

In case you had not noticed, the Labour party has effectively been leaderless since around May 10, although Harriet Harperson, from the nearby Dulwich constituency, has done a sterling job in ridiculing “Call Me Dave” at Prime Minister’s Questions for … Continue reading

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Ken’s back: Livingstone is enjoying new Standards

Mayor Boris and his spin doctor Guto Hari must have been frantic yesterday afternoon, when the City Hall porter brought through the day’s Evening Standard containing an extensive and mostly favourable interview with Ken Livingstone, conducted by the newspaper’s well-connected … Continue reading

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