February 27th, 2012

Ken’s Column Conundrum

After his tax hypocrisy was called out over the weekend, Ken has played another blinder this morning. He’s just strolled over to Downing Street to deliver a letter to the Prime Minister demanding that London Mayors are only allowed “one job”. While you would expect any opponent to try to make a hay out of Boris’ Telegraph column, you have to wonder why Ken didn’t do more to stop London Mayors having more than one job during his own time in office. Was it something to do with him spending over a year as a working MP for Brent East as well as Mayor? Or was it that column he, like with Boris in the Telegraph, himself had in the Indy…


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  1. 1
    Tryth says:

    But Ken is different, only the right must be held to higher standards

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  2. 2
    Henry Root says:

    Can there be anyone left that actually takes Livingstone seriuosly?

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    • 6
      Thick as Shit Labour Voter says:

      Oooooh, me, me, I do!

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      • 58
        Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

        It never fails to amaze me how hypocritical and duplicitous, politicians are in this country. Vote for me I am on the square. Boaz.

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        • 63
          Former Colleague says:

          There is old Ken worrying about the London Mayor having ‘only one job’…. but such a thought has never bothered our old friend Handycock who has at least three jobs on the public payroll (MP, Councillor + Council of Europe) plus the backhanders from his boys. Teen Fondler, Immigrant Trafficker and Trougher-in-Chief!

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    • 9
      Po Stalvoter says:

      From our back bedroom in Hackney we have 231 people who have already voted 3 times for him in the up coming election

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    • 41
      Pin a Red Rosette on a Pig says:

      I’d never vote Tory because of what Fatcher did.

      I’m fairly sure she killed all the first born children.

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  3. 3
    MrAngry61 says:

    Old Labour, new standards of hypocrisy.

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    • 21
      Gilbert Fiddler says:

      When you remember his tiresome antics when he was at the GLC, you have to wonder why he’s ever taken seriously now.

      His tenure as Mayor showed just what a non-job it really is, especially with all those unqualified hangers-on rattling around in their Zils, and creating havoc in a busy city, many of them were old mates from County Hall.

      I really do believe he is losing his marbles, and must be heading for some form of dementia related condition.

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  4. 5
    Raving Loon says:

    Silly Guido, hypocracy only applies to Tories and conservatives. As long as you’re a socialist and your heart is “in the right place”, then you can be as hypocritical as you like.

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    • 53
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      You’d think that the number of times, “hypocrisy”, appears on this blog, people would pick up the correct spelling.

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  5. 7

    Does Ken getting paid by communists count as a second job?

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  6. 8
    The Reds will rise again... says:

    Haha – good old Ken; he’s such a hate figure for the right. No left-wing British politician has ever been so successful….

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    • 10
      Ed Dibleybandwagon says:

      Thanth for this, doggie biccy and picthure of me gurning is in the potht.

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    • 13
      AC1 says:

      If only no left-wing politician had ever been as “succesful” as Ken, the economy would be in a much better state, we wouldn’t have the national death service and schools wouldn’t be universally crap.

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    • 17
      Wed or dead wedemption says:

      Ken ith a twue sothialitht.

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  7. 15
    Ah! Monika says:

    The loony Left, out to destroy youngsters’ hopes of a job ( Boris Telegraph )

    INSERT ” and Kirsty Wark” , or does Loony Left cover her?

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    • 20
      AC1 says:

      She’s as left as they come.

      IIRR her Husband got a fat part of the Labour party awarded contract (horribly over budget and over expensive) to build the scottish parliament to be stuffed with Labour placemen (whoops).

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      • 27

        But she does the late review. Knows loads about art.
        She must be a ‘goody’.

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        • 38
          jgm2 says:

          I think she does the late review because she’s the only one still standing after all the complementary booze the fuckers have been dr*i*nk*ing. She always sounds completely p155ed to me.

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          • Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

            Drunk or sober, she always has that shrill, whiney voice. Aaagh!
            She should have been a mime artist. She’s got the ideal voice for it.

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        • 54
          Grumpy Old Man says:

          Are you certain that it’s not the Teleprompter that knows loads about art? The shrill, whiny voice is standard Lefty issue handed out on exit from Uni.

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  8. 18
    Alistair Campbell says:

    what about a limit on the age of Londfon mayors, Ken? After all you can’t expext to be down wiv the kids when your pusking 65 can you?

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    • 28
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      Exactly, public servants retire at 60.

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      • 44
        Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

        In that case, why has that useless socialist fucker Les Ebdon landed that cushy non-job in charge of university admissions? He’s 65. Lucky Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. He won’t be fucking their unis. No, it’s only if you study in England that you’ll be unemployable when you graduate.

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      • 56
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        That lets Ken off the hook then. He’s a self-servant, not a public servant.

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  9. 22
    Lord Leveson says:

    I order you to take this post down!

    Now where did i put my passport?

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  10. 24
    Taxfodder says:

    You have to laugh at poor old Ken…

    Its so easy to see how his tiny little mind works. The second he is found to be wanting he looks to blame all but himself or for the wrong in others, and, if no muck found to stick, makes something up about his protagonists or claims some form of personal illness and/or insanity to obviate his behaviour.

    Its a common trait in the criminal classes.

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    • 33
      V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

      You have to laugh at wealthy Ken getting away with a minimum of £1,000 a week tax underpayment.

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      • 45
        Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

        I think he’s laughing at us, considering how he’s taking the piss out of the system.

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  11. 25
    Alex says:

    I am sure that Mr Livingstone has been advised that being elected as a member of parliament is not an employment but an “office”.

    Cameron should take Livingstone at his word and legislate to ban all outside employment and offices for London mayors. Although he cannot claw back any money earned by previous mayors, the government could legislate to debar any previous mayor who had held outside employment or offices during their term as mayor.

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  12. 29
    Loungelizard says:

    Ken Livingstone, The Man The Myth The Moron.

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  13. 30
    Greychatter says:

    Typical – Glass of Champers Left wing loony Ken.

    Do as I say not as I do – long live Boris and those few with the guts to speak out.

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  14. 31
    Lord Carrington's binoculars says:

    I understand the letter was signed by 10,000 people called ‘A Patel of Tower Hamlets’.

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  15. 35
    Desperate Dan says:

    This sounds like a topic for Newsnight’s new series. The first strand featured Newsnight’s collaboration with political sabotage campaigns for the right to pretend mass approval and support of their aims and methods. Pencilled in for future programmes is the burglar’s right to burgle; the rapist’s right to rape, the squatter’s right to squat and the murderer’s right to murder. Ken will fall into the section on the Left’s sole right to tax avoidance schemes, second jobs and political activism featuring The Guardian, John Humphries, Ken Livingstone, Kirsty Wark and most other BBC presenters.

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  16. 36
    filipinomonkey says:

    I’d say this man’s credibility had been shot, but then he didn’t actually have any in the first place.

    I’d rather vote for Marcus Brigstocke

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  17. 39
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Ken is a complete wank stain.

    Just when I think he can’t get any worse, any more slimey or two-faced he comes up trumps.

    How any Londoner in their right mind (bar those in the strongholds of the Religeon of Peace such as Hackney/Tower Hamlets) could vote for Ken is a complete mystery.

    Didn’t some inquiring mind discover the average occupancy of some Tower Hamlets dwellings was about 50 people per room judging by the number of postal voters registered?

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    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Ken is a complete wank stain.

    Just when I think he can’t get any worse, any more slimey or two-faced he comes up trumps.

    How any Londoner in their right mind (bar those in the strongholds of the Religeon of Pe@ce such as Hackney/Tower Hamlets) could vote for Ken is a complete mystery.

    Didn’t some inquiring mind discover the average occupancy of some Tower Hamlets dwellings was about 50 people per room judging by the number of postal voters registered?

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  19. 46
    mark polden says:

    Simples

    Make the London mayor its MP too and reduce the amount of MP’s to 8

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  20. 50
    Jimmy says:

    I’ve just worked out that Guido doesn’t know dividends are taxable. It’s going to come as a shock.

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    • 57
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Guido’s previously posted that dividends are taxable at 20%, whereas income tax is much higher, which is what Ken’s scam is all about. Now make yourself a cup of luke-warm tea and lie down until help arrives.

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    "Doc" Holliday says:

    Can’t he do something about his front teeth ? I admit my hands can shake a bit after a five day bender but if they’re steady enough to help Wyatt Earp shoot down the Clanton Brothers at the OK Corrall they sure can stick in a few tooth implants into the Mayor Elect’s North and Soutn !

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  22. 61
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Ken Hypocritstone….much better name for this nasty, crafty, sly old Hypocritter!
    Don’t do as I do….DO as I say!

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  23. 62
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaghhhh!! says:

    My mouth is full of tooth implants AAAAAAARGH !!

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