March 6th, 2012

Ken Still Dodging Tax Questions
Is He Going to Hide Until May?

Another morning with Ken keeping his head down. He’s still dodging the cameras and has been relegated to mere tweeting. Meanwhile the Not Ken Again lot have put out this video:

They’re also looking to open source their attack ads Think you can do better? The longer Ken keeps his head down, the more obvious it becomes that he has something to hide. It’s deeply ironic that it was his campaign that were deploying a giant chicken suit last month…


  1. 1
    Not Ken again says:

    Will he re-sign that dodgy deal with Chavez?

  2. 2
    Pilgrim watch!!!! says:

    Great work by @PhilipDaviesMP in uncovering the amount of cash police spend in funding full-time union reps. £4.8m is a lot of coppers…

  3. 3
    Democracy my arse says:

    Why is everyone up in arms about Putin’s election victory, but ignore the fact that Van Rompuy and the new leaders of Greece and Italy were simply handed their positions of power without the bother of any elections?

  4. 4
    Red Channel spokesman says:

    An Official Statement from the State Broadcaster, the Red Channel Commissar:

    ” The Peoples Mayor is the only Mayor you will be allowed to vote for. Our offices in Salford & Bethnal Green & Bow are populated with loyal activists in their tens of millions who exhort you the proletariat to rise up and use your twenty votes each. We are completely unbiased and follow our Charter and therefore insist your 50 votes go to our Dear Leader Kenneth Livingstone, a man for and of the people. Do not tax yourselves further and rid the tented capital of that running dog, paper tiger subversive known as Boris Pecker.

    Up with Vladimir Puke-in. Long live the Peoples Republic of Londonistan”!

    Statement Ends
    Luxury Appartment
    Somewhere in Fitzrovia

  5. 5
    nellnewman says:

    absolutely right!

    Although not everyone is up in arms – twatson is still obsessing about some trivial horse or something.

  6. 6
    Dr Livingstone, I presume says:

    Chavez – a spreading cancer on the world

  7. 7
    What's Left says:


    The EUSSR – totalitarian politics that you pay dearly for…….

  8. 8
    Fabians are Evil says:

    If Iceland is going to put their former PM on trial for failing to prevent their financial crash – why the hell can’t we put that bloody idiot Gordon Brown on trial for actually causing our financial crash?

  9. 9
    Displaced Brummie. says:

    How about extracting “It’s Beyond Our Ken?” From this lot? Would make a great Ken Livingstone slogan.

  10. 10

    My next mayoralty will endure for a Thousand Years !

  11. 11
    Displaced Brummie. says:

    The PM of Icelaqnd did it by accident. Gordon did it on purpose…

  12. 12
    Fabians are Evil says:

    Oh! and you can add Blair, Balls and Darling to the list too

  13. 13
    Fabians are Evil says:


  14. 14
    LEST WE FORGET says:

    Ed & Yvette Ball-Scooper – The Fred & Rosemary West of British politics.

  15. 15
    Bystander #4 says:

    G*d – he’s an ugly fuckr!

    Could Guido find some time to assemble a line-up of LieBore finest? PressClot / HarParson / LividScum / that ugly Union Wallah / Kinnockio / …

  16. 16
    Bystander #4 says:

    ?digging holes to b.u.r.y things in

  17. 17
    Gonk says:

    Talking about commies, Keir Starmer is one. Pretty soon you’ll be able
    to do anything on the London streets as long as you’re a lefty and as
    long as it’s in the ” Heat of the moment”

  18. 18
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    The Evil Eagles.

  19. 19
    Displaced Brummie. says:

    PSW, Guido, thanks for making me quote of the day! That’s made my day!

  20. 20
    Postal Voter says:

    Ken has already won. We’ve got two million votes for him waiting to be posted just in Tower Hamlets.

  21. 21
    Capitalism Inc. says:

    Since Emma Beal is a 50% shareholder, she will be able to utilise her personal allowances to maximise the tax efficiency of Ken’s little enterprise.

    It’s nice to see that Ken has finally seen the light. Welcome aboard Ken!

    Joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

  22. 22
    Perse O'Nally says:

    How anyone in their right mind could even contemplate voting for the lying scumbag is ‘beyond my ken’.

  23. 23
    huwwuh says:

    Is he related to Putin? Are we to see photos of kenny boy stripped to the waist fishing in the Thames? Wrestling with a tramp or riding a retired police horse through the wilds of central London?

  24. 24
    Spartacus says:

    don’t you mean – american colonialism – a spreading cancer on the world

  25. 25
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

    Ken is, and always will be, a champagne socialist.

  26. 26
    Lord Wayne of Trombone says:

    do visit Christopher Tappin before he is executed for selling Duracell.
    or whatever they do in the USA

  27. 27
    Michael Finnegan says:

    There was a man called Andrew Gilligan
    Who didn’t want that nasty Livingstone in again
    So he checked if the creep had filled in again
    His enemies, tax returns & bottles of gin agin………..

    etc etc

  28. 28
    Get it there!!! says:

  29. 29
    annette curton says:

    Ken is a 20/20 visionary.

  30. 30
    Leftfinder General says:

    Hey Dave Spart?

    Didn’t the yanks make a movie about you?

    Does Putin fund your burblings?

  31. 31
    Pressclot says:

    Did somebody mention free PIES?.

  32. 32
    Ah! Monika says:

    Quite the opposite. HIS would be the only dry eyes in London if he wins

  33. 33
    Pundit Too says:

    Listened to his stumbling reply on the Toady Programme this morning as to why the two types of troublemaker in demonstrations should be made.
    It was obvious that Gilmour comes to mind – the left protecting its own?
    But this begs the question as to why Starmer is allowed by this government to give out left leaning law “guidelines” to protect their tribal followers?

  34. 34
    annette curton says:

    Or singing a karaoke song on Muswell Hill, arrrgh!.

  35. 35
    Putin Lenin the Second. says:

    A mass grave of these Labour incompetent and corrupt ministers seems in order here. Will round them up at 2am immediately.

  36. 36
    Chumlee says:

    KEN is authoritarian

  37. 37
    no compute says:

    The Uk can extradite Tappin to a country which executes people, but cant extradite Abu Qatada to Jordan ..
    How’s that work, Home Secretary?

  38. 38
    Cambridge Don. says:

    Some mothers’ do have ‘em.
    But look at the number of children he has had through different leftie women.
    Perhaps its all in the genes?

  39. 39
    Gonk says:

    Quite. There must be some paperclips he can count somewhere
    or some equally useful task.

  40. 40
    Chairwoman of Select Committee says:

    Don’t forget our votes for Red Ken in Barking (mad)

  41. 41
    Pundit Too says:

    Ken is just another of the many venal hypocritical Labour “old man in a hurry” (to rob the people)

  42. 42
    Well it's a thought says:

    So they’ve decided to feed their slaves as well, I suppose it’s a starting point to paying wages.

  43. 43
    His Lardship says:

    I tell ya no porky– Dunkin’ Donuts is coming out with a new product! Gotta try some of those!

  44. 44
    Question says:

    If a m u s lim in the UK has 2 wives and 2 sets of kids, can he claim benefits for all of them?

  45. 45
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    The courts would have a lot of sympathy for someone who was taught how to smile at the age of 57.

  46. 46
  47. 47
    Just Passin' says:

    Shouldn’t there be some bullshit about *fairness* and *equality* too?

    Oh yes, and some psycho-babble about upbringing / fatcher / ‘n that?



  48. 48
    David Camoron says:

    I’m afraid the Home Secretary’s off shopping for more shoes, so I’ll answer that one.

    Abu Qatada is an effnic, you see, a wonderful member of our multicultural society, long may they continue to arrive in this country in their millions.

    Whereas Tappin is a bastard white English heterosexual bastard.

    And he probably supports UKIP. Almost certainly, in fact.

  49. 49
    Just Passin' says:

    um … ‘leer’ would be a better word?

  50. 50
    homophopic tower hamlets muslim says:

    I will be voting for the great Mr Livingstone and so will my 100 imaginary tenants !

  51. 51
    Ichabod says:

    We are talking about London–the cesspit of England. It used to attract merely the ne’er do wells of the empire, now it attracts th dregs of the world, and mostly all Labour voters, or potentially so. What Herbert Morrison couldn’t achieve, Blair, Brown and Livingstone have pulled off.

  52. 52
    Ah! Monika says:

    Not so quick.
    What the article doesn’t say is that they have re-employed the same company to undertake new NHS work in the North estimated at £1billion. Good spin though

  53. 53
    Timothy Lloyd-Davies says:

    As a committed UAF member I think it’s disgusting how you racist Nazi Fascists make up lies about our chairman like this.
    There is only one man who will elevate the Black and Asian communities, and that man is Ken.

  54. 54
    The Archbishop of Canterbury's wobbling beard says:


  55. 55
    The BBC Cook-the-Books Show, introduced by a lefty luvvie says:

    helloooo darrhlings!

    Here’s a really super statement for you!

    Wot I’m gonna do is, first I’m literally gonna tell you basically wot oim literally gonna tell you so first I’m gonna basically get some words of our Glorious and Beloved Leader they really are fantastic! I got them earlier and I’ve laid them all out here next I’m gonna heat up some spicy fillings that really taste fantastic and when they’re hot I’m gonna pour it all over this delicious fantastic mess on this plate and smear it across the middle . . . mmmmmm! . . . you’ll just LOVE IT! FANTASTIC!!

  56. 56
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    All the Labour filth have something to hide, the Sun is actively involved in finding out what ready for the next election. That Rachel Reeves is getting a bit uppity and needs a good spanking to calm her down.

  57. 57
    An Advisor says:

    I think he can get free c.o.n.t.r.a.c.e.p.t.i.o.n. equipment!

  58. 58
  59. 59
    Ah! Monika says:

    “Hundreds of thousands of families ‘better off taking pay cut’ so they can claim child benefit as Coalition falls into disarray over plans

    Some 130,000 families across the country will see their paychecks slashed by thousands of pounds from next January when anyone with a salary above £42,745 will be barred from taking child benefit.”

    What the hell are Civil Servants doing, not flagging this up as soon as the idea is floated

  60. 60
    Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

    The Sun readers need to work out why the State are desperate to get the said Terrorist mouth piece Abu Qatada, down to Jordan.
    Why is he such a threat to national security? Start asking questions about how he got here! Why is he still here and Why and who did he help to procure young stupid men who do not understand who really profits from Bombs going off around the world. That protection rackateering racket still a great earner.
    As for Tappin UK is just an extended State of the USA and they want him, ask yourself why they dont want the real terrorist.

  61. 61
    sandy says:

    Has anyone seen my friend Jules? I just vada’d Ken’s eek an’ he don’t look bona no more. It’s been ages since he slipped into my grotto.

  62. 62
    Fuck London. It is ruining Britain says:

    Guido. It may seem odd to you but no one outside London could give a shit who its mayor is.

    What really pisses off the rest of the country though, is that some twats inside London have decreed that the rest of the country should be covered with windmills so that Londoners can feel better about all the leccy they consume.

  63. 63
    AC1 says:

    AlJABeebya giving lots of coverage to Edgar Bugs speech

    Notice he’s channelling 1930 German Economic policy.

    “manufacturing should be more patriotic”!

    Zeek Heil Ed.

  64. 64
    Dr Evil says:

    I understand that there is jiggery pokery in abundance in those signed up to vote in Tower Hamlets. Third world corruption big time courtesy of the imported muslim brigade as usual. This might swing it for Ken with all these ghost votes. Time for voting in person with a photo ID and no postal voting except for those on service abroad? The police of course will not investigate or take action as they are scared of being called racist. They really are pathetic.

  65. 65
    Gonk says:

    Livingstone is an easily recognised name and just as easily pointed out
    on the ballot paper with a scabrous stinky claw like finger to your stinky
    rels and retarded mates who need help to vote in an impartial and free
    democratic manner.

  66. 66
    AC1 says:

    Means testing = Moral Hazard.

  67. 67
    Not a BBC's official spokesperson says:

    Thanks for that and I share both your enthusiasm and professionalism when I confess that… and I know we are completely neutral when it comes to politics but I must say that Ken is without doubt the best man to lead London through the stagnant waste land that the Tory led coalition has created.
    I may be getting caught up in the moment and I’m sure the license payers will forgive me but our great Corporation not only supporting Ken but Ed as well means that we only want what is best for the Country.
    I love Ken – actually, I think we all do deep down.

    Thank you for your money.

  68. 68
    Leominster says:

    It was flagged up. But when it is three years away no one is interested.

    But there is not actually a problem here. All the high paid worker has to do is ask his boss to cut his pay to save his kiddy benefits…the boss saves money, the highly paid worker keeps his benefits and the taxpayer loses out.

    But why is the state paying people to breed in the first place? IMHO sex requires no financial stimulus.

  69. 69
    Dr Evil says:

    But we don’t give a toss about the Black and Asian communities. Except to see the back of them. Sadly they just won’t go. So we really do need to give them a big kick up the arse to get them going.

  70. 70
    Spickville says:

    By the way london is no longer British. It is a third world country.

  71. 71
    Dr Evil says:

    Third world corruption is alive and well. We need individual voting with photo ID in third world ghettoes such as Tower Hamlets.

  72. 72
    Dr Evil says:

    How come so many of these foreigners are allowed a vote here?

  73. 73
    Dr Evil says:

    Child benefit should be abolished. If you decide to have children you should be the one paying for them, not other taxpayers.

  74. 74
    AC1 says:

    About 10 mins of uninterrupted coverage now.

    He’s just said Regulation can create more markets! Idiot, it only creates rent-seeking.

  75. 75
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I know it’s a bit early AC1, but German economic policy in 1930 was very similar what we have today – austerity and cuts leading to mass unemployment leading to the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the coming to power of Hitler. Perhaps a few history lessons might help you.

  76. 76
    Archer Karcher says:

    What a genuine smile it was too.

  77. 77
    albacore says:

    That’s a rhetorical question, of course.
    Anybody care to try squaring it with the law on bigamy?
    (Straight face purely optional).

  78. 78
    The Dirty Rat says:

    Begin agin.

  79. 79
    Spartacus says:

    same ole politics of envy, and politics of dissuading people to make something of themselves by getting better jobs.

    a flat rate benefit does not take armies of parasites to

    means test;
    set up special databases;
    adminsister same;
    send out information sheets on why you are eligible
    send out information sheets on why you are no longer eligible . . . .

    and on and on and on

  80. 80
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Correction Fuck London. No-one outside OR INSIDE London really gives a shit who its mayor is.

  81. 81

    I cannot get a taxi to stop for me.

  82. 82

    I’ll take a lorryload.

  83. 83
    AC1 says:

    It’s part of the rich multicultural diversity that makes London so nice to commute to and restaurant in from horribly white areas, but god forbid you suggest we live near those wogs.


  84. 84
    AC1 says:

    I give a shit that the major isn’t Ken.

  85. 85
    Londonistan sucks says:

    It’s several Third World countries stuck together. Islamabad meets Mogadishu.

    Wasn’t like that when I worked there in the 1980s. Visited it last year after a 25 year break – what Labour have done (and what the Cons continue to do) is a disgrace.

  86. 86
    AC1 says:

    It’s also the best way to disperse an LVT (the only good tax).

  87. 87
    Helpful Hint says:

    Try jumping out in front of it.

  88. 88
    Archer Karcher says:

    Give them time, slavery was only abolished in 1833, these poor politicians can’t be expected to impliment such things overnight. Unlike you or I, they have important matters to attend to first.

  89. 89
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Says the man from Tunbridge Wells.

  90. 90
    Spartacus says:

    what for are you being saying that sir?

  91. 91
    Londonistan sucks says:

    How times change. 25 years ago we were fearful that Russia might nuke London.

    If Russia nuked it today, we’d thank them.

  92. 92
    Archer Karcher says:

    Yes is the answer, he can claim for up to three wives and all their offspring, provided they were married in a m – u – s – l – i – m country.

  93. 93
    Archer Karcher says:


  94. 94
    Maximus says:

    As a rough guess, at least 100. Philip Davies has been rewarded by the abolition of his seat.

  95. 95
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    I imagine the imaginary tenants imagine they have the vote. Simple, really.

  96. 96
  97. 97
    Maximus says:

    Tw@tson is the new Richard III?

  98. 98
    AC1 says:

    It was money printing and paying foreigners too much that led to the rise of Hitler.

    A history lesson for you.

  99. 99
    my Noble Lord PrizeClot of Hull and Damnation says:

    gotta takea lorryload – you see the muck they make us eat in the Lord’s canteen! – and they make us pay!

  100. 100
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    But we need an ever-increasing population to keep the Pension and House-price Ponzi schemes going!

    Now that private pensions have been utterly raped we have to get the money from somewhere.

    These plates don’t spin themselves, you know.

  101. 101
    Steve Miliband says:

    New nightclub pretends a man spends £200k on booze to generate free publicity
    from gullible newspapers

  102. 102
    Archer Karcher says:

    I had enough of London cultural enrichment by 1991, left with no regret. Best thing I ever did.
    The area I grew up in is now 80% third worlders, crime and drugs everywhere, filthy graffiti covered streets, cameras monitoring everyone, council services non existent save for roving traffic wardens and waste bin checkers looking to fine people, for putting the wrong stuff in the wrong bin, or having “too much waste”.

    Ghastly shithole now.

  103. 103
    Fish says:

    No not spanking – she needs a job on a Mersey Lightship. That foghorn voice will come in handy as an aid to shipping in misty weather.

  104. 104
    Another Helpful Hint says:

    Or, if that doesn’t work, just lie down in the road in front of it and have a snooze.

  105. 105
    Really? says:

    Whenever I visit a polling station, I am amazed how naive and trusting the people ticking names off the electoral roll and handing out the ballot papers are. It’s as if they’re members of a species of bird that’s never seen a boatload of hungry sailors make landfall on their island.

    You can’t pick up mail from the sorting office without ID; the right to vote should, in the interests of keeping the system honest, demand the same.

  106. 106
    jacky Treehorn says:

    Didn’t the good thinkers on the left say that third World immigration would enrich our culture?

  107. 107
    The Golem says:

    I can’t see any justification for allowing a vote to individuals who, for whatever reason, do not present themselves at the polling station. Preserving the integrity of the ballot should trump any other considerations.

  108. 108
    Roxanne d'Wurl-Poole says:


  109. 109
    Dr Evil says:

    It’s just too easy really. No checks.

  110. 110
    A Chav says:

    You’ve not been to Bradford have you?

  111. 111
    Dwarf ginger MP says:

    Bury? – That’s near my constituency! Iys also what I do with bad news like expenses.

  112. 112
    50 people living in a bedsit in Tower Hamlets says:

    Is the answer “because if you put a red rosette on a pig, some people would still vote for it” ?

  113. 113
    A Misguided Pedant says:

    Donuts – oxymoron?

    Doe – a dear, a female dear
    nuts – owned by a male dear

  114. 114
    John P reid says:

    I can think of only 2 Poeple worse in the country to be Mayor than Boris, Ken and Paddick,

    But the stop Ken campaing with a headline for the evening Standard in March 2008 – stating “Ken Broke promis on more police on street” Seems a bit of A silly way to atack Ken, When Boris has cut even more police (on the street and out) than Ken ever did,

  115. 115
    Jamaican Woman to HRH says:

    We want compensation from UK for slave trade.


    1ST person – Picked up this west indian woman last night whilst out partying – not sure which Island she was from.
    2nd Person – Jamaica?
    1st Person – No, she just wanted a cuddle!

  116. 116
    A. Shit says:

    Ken is shit.

  117. 117
    A third world immigrant says:

    No, we’ve enriched ourselves by taking your jobs!

  118. 118
    Plod Union Rep says:

    We give the police dogs anti-flea treatment – we put it down as FRONLINE policing.

  119. 119
    In Soviet Russia says:

    tax questioning still dodging Ken Livingstone!

  120. 120
    Richmond's Pride says:

    We wouldn’t notice. We’ve long been used to being treated as just another US state.

  121. 121
    Dave'sFinishingWhatLabourStarted says:

    Yeah, I’m sure you’d like to give her one.

  122. 122
    itwasn'tmethatdoneit says:

    You’re right about this, unfortunately. We’re being ruled by schmucks.

  123. 123
    itwasn'tmewhatdoneit says:

    And most of these twats come from? Right, Fuck it. They come from outside London!

  124. 124
    Honest View says:

    Surely loadsa brats COST the state money? They don’t help out poor old pensionistas….
    By the way, I fancy a Bentley, but I’m not sure I can afford to run it. Can I claim some sort of benefit to help me???

  125. 125
    Julie Andrews says:

    Mi, a name I call myself,
    Fa, a long long way to run…

  126. 126
    John P reid says:

    Eh, anyway police can’t be in A union.

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