April 13th, 2012

Ken’s Fake Campaign

So Ken was crying over a script that he wrote, read by people given expenses and cast into roles. They call that acting. Fake tears for fake “authentic Londoners”. 

When Ken put out his partial earning figures last week they turned out to be fake – this morning it emerges that he has quietly slipped out entirely new figures having forgotten to include his resettlement bung of some 70 grand despite a dubious claim previously that the figures had been signed off by an unnamed mystery accountant. Fake accountant. 

This whole campaign has been dominated by Ken faking things. Like when he tried to fake a campaign bus. His manifesto is one long dodgy dossier of fake numbers. Fake finances, fake promises, fake tears, fake supporters. Time for Ken to fake off once and for all.


139 Comments

  1. 1
    Scum says:

    Suprised?

    Remeber the scenes at number 10 in 1997, then see what happens when they meet real people (Mrs duffy).

  2. 2
    lola says:

    Ken is a liar. He has always been a liar. He always will be a liar. Lying is what he does best. It’s all he does. Lie. Lie Lie.

    • 36
      Dick the Prick says:

      Pop you down as a ‘maybe’ then?

    • 57
      AC1 says:

      What about the Marxisms desire to control the entire economy and thus the lives of everyone in the country, appeals to sociopathic narcissists?

    • 98
      Rich Bastard says:

      It’s what he does, unlike me.

      His problem is that he doesn’t do it very well, unlike me…

    • 99
      Gordon F Brown's former advisor says:

      Just say what you men. Don’t beat about the bush.

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    I might be misreading the signs but I’m getting the impression you aren’t keen on old Ken.

    • 35
      Barnehurst Bob says:

      Personally I’ve enjoyed every minute of Ken’s campaign, it’s a pity it has to end soon.

    • 60
      Spartacus says:

      Public clearly love him – they keep voting for him – just like bliar

    • 135
      Jeffrey Bernard says:

      I think all of this is very unfair. Ken’s PEB opened with the words that it was a broadcast “on behalf of ordinary Londoners”. You just don’t get that “ordinary Londoners” means people who are paid to say nice things about Ken, written by Ken, so that Ken can them emote.

  4. 4
    MrAngry61 says:

    RedKen’s election prospects must be damaged by the drip, drip of gaffes and lies.

    • 41
      jgm2 says:

      Let’s see what the BBC is reporting on this…

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/

      … so no – Ken’s prospects aren’t being in the slightest bit damaged by this. Because, outside of this blog, it’s not being reported. And certainly not through the trusted medium that 99% of voters rely on for their news.

      • 72
        BBC bias says:

        Sad but true!
        The BBC loves to jump on any Tory gaff, but Labour are sacred.
        The other week, the BBC ran an opinion poll of Doctors, found that 80% of them disapproved of Lansley’s Bill and then led the 6-o-clock news with it.
        That stinks!
        Whatever you may think of Lansley’s Bill, it is not the role of the BBC to act as Labour’s handmaiden in opposing it. It was Labour’s job to do the poll and Labour’s job to publicise the result.
        The BBC is shameless in its support of the left and I don’t want to pay the licence fee anymore!

        • 93
          Gilbert Fiddler says:

          They also showed a carefully edited clip, which started with Ken pointing at Boris, and saying ‘Show me your accounts’…, with absolutely no reference to the fact that it was Ken who was on the back foot.

          It was an utterly disgraceful example of bias.

        • 119
          Archer Karcher says:

          I have said many times before, Cameron’s target number one, day one, should have been the lying BBC.

          That he chose to do nothing, except slip dripping wet Patton into a well paid sinecure, shows he is completely relaxed about BBC output and rather uses it like the Lib-Dim’s, as an excuse not to move, except on insignificant issues, from his left of centre, Labour continuity, position.

      • 74
        Cornishboy says:

        If the Tories had a decent party chairman the chairman would be on the blower to the BBC and grasping them by the balls till they aired it or a decent PR man. alistair Campbell makes my skin crawl but he would be shoving his message on the BBC like no tomorrow. Tory high command just seem to accept the BBC bias. We are in government as tax money pay for their lies the government should shake up the BBC if this was Boris who did the endless lies and mistakes and everything he would be put on every news bulletin and headline story look how they focuses on his past gaffes prior to his mayoralty. BBC are disgusting.

        • 92
          Tony Bliar didnt fool me says:

          The first thing Cameron should have done was sort the bias on the BBC.

        • 120
          Margot Ledbetter says:

          Can you imagine what the BBC’s response would have been if Boris hadn’t paid all his taxes, then tried to cover it up?

          • JH says:

            24/7 leaders, coupled with broadsides from the Guardian.

            From now, until, and after the election.

            But no, it’s Ken Livingtrot on the ropes so not a peep from the White City Dhimmis.

          • Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

            BBC London are definitely doing their best for Ken.

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    I did wonder yesterday when it was said the £71k was missing and he’d only declared £23k but it said something different
    I didn’t imagine even he would attempt to re-write history in such a way.

    Still… there’s still some missing!

  6. 6
    say what you see says:

    Even the Gruan can’t stand him. He’s shown the leftie tossers up for what they all are, hypocrites. They’ve been rumbled.

    Fuck off Ken you slimy c’unt.

    • 44
      jgm2 says:

      The Grauniad bedwetters will swoon about how disappointed they are by Ken. And then vote for him anyway. Because Boris is a toff. Which is all that matters to them.

      • 94
        Tony Bliar didnt fool me says:

        Sad but true…..

      • 122
        Troy Tempest says:

        I never understand why going to Eton is somehow Boris’ fault.

        I don’t remember having much choice about what school my parents sent me to.

        • 133
          Polly Toynbee [Sent from my iPad in Tuscany] says:

          Going to Fettes wasn’t Blair’s fault either and that’s why class was never an issue when Blair was Labour leader.

  7. 7
    Boris says:

    Good lad. Keep it up Ken.

  8. 8
    Andrew Efiong says:

    We’re better off without Ken

    • 38
      A Patel says:

      You heartless bastards. Why don’t you stop for a second and think about the less well off Londoners who are relying on Ken to get back in? Like me, I own the off licence down the road from City Hall. Until 2008 Ken was in at least twice every day. We were on first name terms. Boris Johnson I have never seen in 4 years. I am struggling now, especially with the new Tesco Express. Please vote for Ken. It would mean so much. I am in tears writing this and I am not acting. Vote fo Ken!

  9. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Im amazed that anybody would support Ken at all. What on earth is Ed Milliband doing, appearing with Ken ?

  10. 12
    Ah! Monika says:

    Have you people no heart?
    Ken will be reading this.

  11. 15
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    In the style of Sarah Ferguson:

    Faking amateur.

  12. 16
    Ah! Monika says:

    Has anybody seen Mrs. Duffy in the same room as SuBo at the same time?

  13. 17
    gamer geek says:

    THE CAKE IS A LIE!
    THE CAKE IS A LIE!
    THE CAKE IS A LIE!
    THE CAKE IS A LIE!

  14. 18
    Steve Miliband says:

    The little boy Owen has had his politics essay published in a newspaper. He seems to have missed the bit about Ken being hypocritical about tax avoidance.

    • 137
      Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

      Owen’s a twat I’ve told you this. Some of us remember his father and the rest of the Trostskyite rabble that infested Sheffield in the early eighties. The poor silly indoctrinated under-developed twerp knows no better despite the Oxford Interlude

  15. 21
    £££Ken says:

    I can’t stand all these atax

  16. 22
    Mr Rotivator says:

    I understand he was even chased by a fake chicken

  17. 23
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Piston broken.

  18. 24
    ToryTwat says:

    My advice to Ken – Calm down – get a hold of yourself….http://youtu.be/qvPugcb7QGE

  19. 25
    Anonymous says:

    What a stupid faker he is.

  20. 27
    Ah! Monika says:

    Another opportunity lost for Ken

    North Korea leader Kim Jong Un named ‘first chairman’ of top state organ; Kim Jong Il eternal chair.

  21. 28
    Labour Uncut says:

    Rob Blackie says:

    April 13, 2012 at 9:49 am

    A friend of mine, a Liberal Democrat party member, was offered £100 to be in the broadcast as he left Streatham Tesco a few weeks back.

    So they’re not even necessarily Labour supporting.

    http://labour-uncut.co.uk/2012/04/13/livingstone’s-scripted-tears/

  22. 31
    blowingWhistles says:

    Will Ken – ‘employ’ the last chance saloon get out clause – “I was not acting in an official capacity?”

  23. 32
    Chris says:

    So, is this like the ‘fake’ cross section audiences at BBC’s Question Time – where week after week, it appears that 95% of the nation are some kind of left wing activists or public sector union member with axes to grind?

  24. 37
    con man at work says:

    and has Ed made any comment yet?

    • 45
      Ed Miliband says:
      • 56
        jgm2 says:

        Fucking hilarious. Shoe-horning ‘too far, too fast’ into that sentence. Was it for a bet like Dave’s ‘kaleidoscope’?

        How far and how fast would be ‘just right’ to be cutting their budget Ned?

        • 69
          genghiz the kahn says:

          where’s Ed’s link to cuts due to that millionaire champagne socialist Ken minimising his tax bill?

          • Archer Karcher says:

            Shhh, the Miliband’s are on thin ice regarding tax avoidence themselves. One peep from Miliband and his entire glasshouse gets it.

        • 113
          Fish says:

          That’s what the surgeon did to your nose. Cut too far too fast!

      • 59
        Raving Loon says:

        Out of touch Labour mayoral candiate is loosing 16k votes a day because he’s a complete f**king loon who can’t keep it together. Mad Brown, Mad Ken.

        Wibble.

      • 62
        Oh Heck says:

        FRIDAY the 13th !!!

      • 65
        Mornington Crescent says:

        How’s that famous sheet of paper, Ed? Still blank?

      • 108
        Electrolux dishwashers are crap says:

        16,000 fewer police on the streets?

        Ed seems to live in 1955; the last year there were any police on the streets.

  25. 42
    An English Patriot says:

    The problem is the ‘citizens’ who will vote for this wretch in huge numbers, care not one jot about what is fair, true and honest about the behaviour of the candidate.

    Tax avoidance is a massive issue if you’re a wealth creator, employer, or right wing politician….but is utterly irrelevant if you’re a hard left, big state, ‘do as I say’ mouthpiece for champagne socialism.

  26. 48
    Mel Gibson says:

    Why didn’t they ask me? I’d have been in his broadcast. I’m not a big leftie but this Livingstone fella is sound in at least one respect. Plus I could use the work. The studios don’t seem keen on my idea for Lethal Weapon 5 where Riggs and Murtaugh go to Jerusalem and join Hamas.

  27. 53
    bbc comptroller says:

    Ken is the choice of the labour-unions-bbc establishment.

    If we can’t get him elected, then the postal vote swindle should do the trick.

    The bigotted Mrs Duffys and little people need to shut up and get on with coughing up their taxes so we elite socilists don’t need to pay ours.

  28. 55
    Loungelizard says:

    Those tears are for real . Old photo taken at LSE seminar on Tax. Ken’s just discovered that he’s missed out on a far superior avoidance scheme than the one he’s using.

  29. 58
    Are you listening Dave? says:

    ‘The simple truth is if you have a debate between Ken the person and Boris the person, Boris has the kind of persona that not only beats Ken but is also better than his own party and is better than most politicians in the country as a whole.

    http://www.prweek.com/uk/news/1126774/ken-livingstone-move-personality-policy-say-comms-consultants/

  30. 64
    Ah! Monika says:

    jgm2 ….your entries on Trip Advisor? Expenses by any chance?

    • 70
      jgm2 says:

      Yes – my entries. No, not expenses. Austerity year this year though followed by another epic year of travel in 2013.

      • 71
        Ah! Monika says:

        enjoy

        • 76
          Ah! Monika says:

          PS If you go back to Venice consider a suite in the Hotel Rialto overlooking the bridge. Loads to watch if/ when it’s raining. Restaurant Poste Veche back end of the market.

  31. 67

    A politico called Potemkin Ken
    Was found to be at it again
    Every statement was fake
    He should jump in the lake
    And become a newt amongst men.

    • 78
      Selohesra says:

      A liar, a cheat & a thief
      Ken’s flaws went well past beleif
      In a shameless PR stunt
      The miserable C***
      Shed tears in a show of fake grief

      May struggle to support the thief claim – except he stole our childrens future by being part of a party that racked up huge debts for them to repay

  32. 68
    The woman who married Gordon says:
  33. 73
    Selohesra says:

    whats the problem with faking? – my wife does whenever we do jiggy-jiggy – saves me the trouble of making an effort so I don’t mind.

  34. 80
    Tachybaptus says:

    Nice picture. Even Miliband’s look says ‘I’ve had enough of this embarrassing twаt.’

    • 116
      nellnewman says:

      Serves militwit right. Another bad decision ed. You should have chosen a fresh labour candidate with a fresh message rather than the old, tired and tainted ken who is not doing the labour image one iota of good.

  35. 84
    Mrs Livingstone says:

    fake numbers. Fake finances, fake promises, fake tears, fake supporters.

    And fake orgasms!

  36. 86
    Col Nut says:

    Ken, always fond of cold blooded creatures, is quite good at impersonating a tearful crocodile.

  37. 89
    Tony Bliar says:

    I lied non stop for 13 years from the moment I became Labour leader to when I left Downing Street. And look where it got me. Filthy rich!

  38. 90
    Investigative blogism says:

    Guido I think you and H@rry should devote the afternoon into tracking down the barmaid and ask her if she was reading from a script and paid to do so. Bloody good excuse for a pub crawl.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/04/13/ken-livingstone-denies-campaign-video-supporters-were-actors_n_1422831.html?ref=uk

  39. 101
    Anonymous says:

    Ed is even uglier than Ken if that’s possible.

    • 104
      Gromit says:

      Suggest he has anything to do with me on the looks front and I’ll have you leg off.

      • 114
        nellnewman says:

        Did bobcrow ever sue, as he threatened to do , whoever it was that said he had close connections to Ken?

        Or is he another socialists who tells porkies?

  40. 102
    Mrs Duffy says:

    Who is Ken Livingstone, anyway?

  41. 105
    Penfold says:

    Just another leftie living in cloud-cuckoo-land, who hasn’t a clue.

    We ought to have the 7th May as a day of mourning, to remind us of that newt-loving scumbag, when he staged his coup d’etat and ousted the legally elected Andrew McIntosh, and then gave us years of hard left stupidity, taxes and then the eventual disenfranchisement of londoners after Maggie demolished the GLC.

    Red Ken should be placed against a wall, and London taxpayers from 1981 be offered some target practice.

  42. 109
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Yes but Ken will have the last laugh when the faked postal votes give him victory.

    • 127
      blowingWhistles says:

      Another Old Ken – Ken Jackson (Sir) might know lots about vote rigging – even Kevin (Magoo) Maguire has some insight into all of that back then while he was a Guardianista. One also wonder’s what Marina (Jekyl ‘n) Hyde ‘luv’ has to do with it all?

  43. 111
    nellnewman says:

    Ken’s problem is not that he avoids tax it is that he is a serial evader of the truth.

  44. 117
    Felicity Kendal Mint Fake says:

    Ken is making such a good job of screwing up his own campaign and Boris is pulling blinders like getting the pink vote in by banning silly ads that Tory campaign intern Guido need hardly continue his crusade.

  45. 118
    Labour = capitalism with scraps for the plebs and cheap immigrant labour for the bosses says:

    You say Ken’s a fake, but whaqt about Fawkes?

    How can a libertarian support Boris – or in fact anyone standing for ‘representative’ governmental position?

    Livingstone IS a fake and a fraud.

    But so is Boris, Farage and all the other gravy trainers and would-be establishment figures.

  46. 128
    P says:

    Mmm…

    While Ken has absolutely no admirable qualities whatsoever, what is wrong with the bus?

    If it is lifted from Wikipedia, then the copyright is likely to say something along the lines of: “… may be used for any purpose.” This includes post-processing and manipulation.

    It’s not as though you need to pick nits on Ken’s utter lack of ability and evidence of communist-leaning sedition.

  47. 129
    Ken cuts the Mustard says:
  48. 134
    Anąl Retentive Spotter says:

    Hi Gordon, – Tone, – Prezz – how’s things?

  49. 136
    Jimmy says:

    I’ll put you down as undecided then shall I?

  50. 138
    Not a doormat for a lying gaybo says:

    Ken is truly pathetic. He should retire to Iran.


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Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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