July 18th, 2012

Ken Forced to Pay Damages and Apologise to Gilligan

Ken Livingstone has been forced to issue a grovelling apology to his old adversary Andrew Gilligan for smearing him in his biography “You Can’t Say That“:

Ken wrote that I was “shown the door” by my previous employer, the Evening Standard, after writing “lies” about the allocation of grants by his administration and the behaviour of his race adviser, Lee Jasper. Ken also claimed that the Standard had repudiated my stories in editorials which “said there had been no corruption or cronyism at City Hall.” Alas, it wasn’t me who was lying. Being lied about by liars is an occupational hazard of my job. But anyone tempted to follow Livingstone’s example should be in no doubt that I will defend my reputation and journalism.”

The publishers will also be paying damages, but Ken is insisting on a confidentiality clause. 


93 Comments

  1. 1
    Peter says:

    Ha, Ken is a bitter loser and twisted socialist.

    • 3
      misterned says:

      Liar Ken is a liar shock!

      Trouble is, he is a very typical labour candidate. Almost all of them are equally dishonest.

      • 52
        Fleecem and Scarper says:

        Sorry, the matter is subject to a global injunction. You may refer to my client as a lying manipulative scumbag to protect his confidentality but I must insist on a retraction being printed as follows:

        A previous post referred to Mr X as a liar. I apologise for this and confirm he is a lying manipulative scumbag to correct any misrepresentation of the facts.

        Can’t stop need to bill my client for this.

    • 11
      Ken says:

      I have never written a book.

    • 12

      Couldn’t happen to a nicer Champagne Socialist Tax Avoider

      • 28
        Victim of Livingstone, Livinghell, formerly the Socialist Republic of Londonistan says:

        At last…..justice! The Community Charge this man to be dishonest!

        Well done Andrew.

    • 88
      Grrr says:

      Ken gives vermin a bad name…

  2. 2
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Well done Andrew for outing the lying old bastard

    • 18
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      The BBC sacked Andrew Gilligan for telling the truth.

      • 27
        UKIP Ever Increasing Membership Spokesperson says:

        We have a track record for doing that as its not allowed in our Charter !!

      • 29
        Blustering BBC Non Answering Spokesperson says:

        We have a track record for doing that as its not allowed in our Charter !!

        & we cant even get the name right who’s posting…..

      • 60
        David Dimbleby says:

        He was off message. Everyone at the BBC knows Ken is to be protected

      • 70
        Anonymous says:

        Glad thats come up. They lost Gavyn Davies, ex Goldman but lost his moral compass as his wife was a McDoom luvvie, they lost a DG, Dyke, Ex Labour councillor and common as shit, but competent as well as Gilligan: all because AG told the truth. Quite an achievement, but hey We’re New Labour!

      • 74
        Laughing Out Loud says:

        Of course they did. The BBC hates truth, and always opposes it; to our intellectual and financial cost.

  3. 4
    Will White says:

    Reputation? As a murdering shit who is responsible for David Kelly’s death?! Defend that all you want mate.

    • 13
      Ah! Monika says:

      Unfortunately he told the truth

      • 51
        Will White says:

        Doesn’t mean he isn’t a murderer.

        • 92
          Thames House Whisperer says:

          Think you need to look a little closer at the evidence dear boy. It wasn’t AG’s hand on the knife . . . close, but not AG!

    • 61
      Sir Rated-Edge says:

      I think you’ll find that was either Kelly or some unknown person.

      • 72
        Anon Ex-Insider Spokesperson says:

        No it was persons known to a select few, thats why a total blanket ban has been placed on this case by Labour,Tories & Lib Dems Governments.

        There is no way this info will be allowed to leak out until all those involved have departed the scene for good…..

        But of course after the coming insurrection which will happen sooner rather than later, things will be different. Then a lot of them will start to feel very very uncomfortable around the neck including a Perma Tanned former PM & his cohorts

        AIMHO

        there is a lot of very dirty laundry waiting to be aired in Public Domain

        • 82
          Blowing Whistles says:

          How interesting Firstly – Gilligan didn’t kill Dr Kelly – Fact.

          That is not to say that his ‘unscripted’ R4 early morning expose did not eventually lead to the ughhh …. Murder / suicide of Dr Kelly.

          The PTB – have ‘desperado-style’ been attempting to ‘silence’ information that did come into the “Public Domain” throughout the whole murky and dark arts issue.

          TVP – were at the centre of the investigation [?] into the Murder / Suicide Death of Dr Kelly – and yes many Tories – WILL rue the day that they ‘connived’ [while in opposition & only truly being interested in getting back into power] with their ‘at the time “In Government” colleagues into ‘allowing’ the Whitewash of Hutton to be played out to the populace.

          If Sir John Buttefill “according to his offices’ version of events” [Some years ago when he was in office - evidenced] – and “in writing” responded to a constituent in respect of the Dr kelly matter stating that said constituent had been a party to the ‘murder’ of Dr kelly …. – well wasn’t it incumbent upon Mr Butterfill MP to report his said constituent to the police? …… It was and why didn’t he? …. the truth is going to out and far more Labour MP’s than Tory MP’s are going to rue the days that they lied along with numerous of Ruperts ‘paid up / coin taking’ lessers – esp Rufford. [Public Domain - on a sabattical abroad during the Hutton job!!!]

  4. 5
    Vince Cable's rucksack says:

    So sorry, I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING!!!!

  5. 6
    concrete pump says:

    Livingstone and Jasper, two of the most hateful, spiteful and deeply hypocritical spacktards ever to enter public life.

    They should be connected together ATM, just like in ‘The Human Centipede’, except with just two people, so a bit of a short centipede…..You get my drift..

    • 8

      Jasper was on LBC last night.
      Quite incredibly he did not agree that ‘choc ice’ was in any way a term of abuse.

      • 14
        Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

        Can never take Jasper seriously though can you?
        The guy isn’t even the ‘B’ word is he?…Looks like Ali G’s slightly more depressed older brother.
        It’s brilliant playing ‘The Drinking Game’ to his Twitter feed though, every time he says the word ‘Racism’ you neck a shot, you’re bandy-legged arseholed within 20 minutes!

      • 15
        annette curton says:

        What about the Mc Flurry?, it’s disgusting!.

      • 39
        Ex-Tory says:

        What is amazing about all these high profile ‘black’ people is that they are all half-white. They were all abandoned by their ‘black’ fathers and brought up by their white mothers and supported by their white families. Just like Obama. And its still all whitey’s fault.

        • 46
          Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

          Money in the bank if there’s ever any grief though isn’t it?…Obviously no pun intended there.

        • 54
          M says:

          Racism is a human problem
          “Black”people who trade in the perception it’s a “white” problem
          Are racists .

      • 71
        Anonymous says:

        Chic Ice? New to me but that Condi Rice! Well she is definately black and certainly Ice Cool! (and dead fanciable). And this is supposed to be insulting? Weird these race hate gonks!

        • 83
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Condie!!! – may well be just another ‘Blackperson’ who although she ‘appears’ to be a great voice for her community – [a rallying point] but that’s a different issue and good luck to her [but say she loses the plot like fatbutt abo.. – in a Narcissistic self, self egomaniacle rush of blood importance to the head?) -

          point is – do they realise that they are but used and offered up delude fronts for the people who ‘behind the scenes’ practice even darker arts?

  6. 7

    Ken is insisting on a confidentiality clause.

    Fair enough. We’re all confident you are a liar.

    • 20
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      “Here’s a few bob, now shut your gob!”
      That’s how it usually works, people. Now if we only could have got Ken to do the same for HMRC he wouldn’t have had all that grief coming to him about being a tax-avoidance hypocrite.

      • 84
        Blowing Whistles says:

        A “lot of people” need to “realise” – FOR THEMSELVES who Ken is really beholden and craven to!

        Is it not strange that ‘he’ for all of his rather outrageous outbursts – has not been imprisoned … – who FFS do some of you lot think he is not beholden to?

        Has he sold out the great British Public for forty pieces of silver [or Gold] TO SAVE HIS OWN NECK?

  7. 9
    Ken says:

    you don’t catch liars by looking through their lunchbox

  8. 10
    Tom Fatson says:

    Hold your nose and sue Ken

  9. 16
    BBC1 BBC2 BBC3 BBC4 says:

    Quick get Ken on all channnels, we can pay him enough to settle his fine.

  10. 17
    Err says:

    Isn’t that the photo of the fellow who set fire to his own house?

  11. 19
    Walls says:
  12. 21
    Forkbender says:

    Teddy looks as if he is throwing his eyes up to the ceiling and muttering under his breath “drama queen”

  13. 22
    Johann Hari says:

    Quite right! Dishonesty in any line of work is an outrage!

    • 26
      Johann Hari says:

      It was me wot rote the book, not Ken

      • 62
        Jordan says:

        I read it and can confirm it could in no way be described as a book. Toilet paper possibly, but a book, no.

    • 89
      Polar Bear representative says:

      Fuck off Hari – that you have ‘used’ us with some of your fiends to create a tax ruse to skrew the taxpayer – and not for ‘our benefit’ shows what a shill you are.

      You Hari will be long gone and extinct before the Polar Bears have persihed. Our claws are out – just you set foot in a cold enviroment and we’ll ‘get’ you. Doesn’t mean we won’t ‘get’ you otherwise.

  14. 24
    Rubbing salt says:

    Driverless Tube trains to be tested on Jubilee line from October

    • 55
      Pelham 123 says:

      So bob crow will get the people in control room to go on strike

      • 58
        Bob the Crow Council House Sitter says:

        All of my members will be holiday for all of October trying to recover from all of the stress & strain of the Olympics.

        But at present we have not agreed a new wage deal for all of the Jubilee Tube Line Drivers who will now be Surplus to requirements

        Nothing is Guaranteed at present the whole Tube Network could be shut down from 27 July if the Management don’t come up with a suitable offer.

      • 80
        Anonymous says:

        In Bangalore?

    • 64
      Sir Norman Tebbit says:

      Of course the Jubilee line has had the ability to use driverless trains since it was built. Only no one had the guts to implement it and sack the drivers

      • 90
        Anonymous says:

        So can the Victoria Line. It could run driverless since its opening in the mid-60s. All the “driver” does is press a “go” button to close the doors and start the train moving at each station.

        Almost all the “deep” tube lines don’t need drivers these days. The latest Northern, Piccadilly and Central Line trains are capable of automation. Bob Clueless Crow and his band of Morons are scared shitless of losing their overpaid sinecures.

        TfL will announce “improved, automated” services with “train captains” like the DLR. The Unions will be finally told to fuck off – if they don’t like it, they don’t have to collect their pay! Better yet – TfL will reduce the fares to reflect the savings achieved by getting rid of the bogus radicals.

  15. 25
    UKIP Ever Increasing Membership Spokesperson says:

    Great News ……..& Do Not allow Red KEN to sweep this ruling & conditions under the shag pile carpet …it must all be plastered all over the public domain for us all to read & be frequently reminded of by our free unbiased press.

    PS I know its been a brilliant 10 days for clever Red Ed Milliepeed The Minor since he personally welcomed back into his ZanuLieLabour Big Red Tent (now severely letting in water every where) for his mentor Very TOXIC Tony & rent a Gob, every thing Red Ed has touched since then has been defecated back in his face. Well done this is brilliant news I just urge him to
    keep going at it full speed with his inspirational leadership, we could not ask for more
    could we…… along with 24/7 help of The Biased Broadcasting Company under the Personal Stewardship Chris Patten ….such a combination they are all wets together……at last…….

  16. 30
    Ex-Tory says:

    Gilligan was pushed out by the ES because he was not part of the left-wing metropolitan elite that now run the paper. I pick it up every day and the transformation is clear. Its the Independent’s London version with 1m readers.

    • 91
      Grrr says:

      True – it has swung so far to the Left that it will soon have to relocate the basement of the guardian.

      The death of a once-great paper.

  17. 31
    Surprised - NOT !!!! says:

    errrrrrr Why is there nothing on the BBC on this !!!!!!!! ?

    • 40
      Editor says:

      It’s not on Sky yet so how do you expect us to Copy and Paste?

      • 45
        BBC Inside the Biased Toilet Spokesperson says:

        Its still awaiting approval from The BBC (Dis)Trust Board
        Chaired by Chris Patten

        • 56
          BBC Inside the Biased Toilet Spokesperson says:

          UPDATE There will be a delay in putting this most (unimportant to us) subject on the agenda for the forth coming BBC (Dis)Trust Board meeting as we have run out of ribbon for the typewriter that is used to prepare documents for these meetings.

          The BBC Office & Loo Resources Division are searching for a supplier urgently, someone suggest the far east might be a good starting point.

          We will keep you updated as little as possible

          Thank you for showing No interest like us in reporting this matter on any of our TV, Radio or Websites…..

        • 85
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Chris Patton – has numerous issues of his own personal involvement in many Trusts which he alongside his BBC appointment – does do not want the masses to know about.

          How many Trusts – does he actually sit on? A lot more than many might realise and the income from each – whoaa – well wouldn’t we all like to be quietly sitting on so many trusts / earning [on the very edge of legality] such yearly tithes?

          Never mind the beholdenness to Rupee eh – Hong Kong and all that!!!

          Who – really – pulls Pattens strings and could he be just another rupee ‘placeman’? ….

    • 65
      Sir Cull-Line says:

      Ken is a national treasure, and only Ken friendly news will pass with the producers.

    • 66
      Tax is theft says:

      It’s not on the BBC because the Guardian hasn’t been printed yet.

      • 73
        Former Jobbing Printer known as Donald Duck many years ago, preWapping says:

        The Guardian have run out of Ink something about a unpaid outstanding Invoice……..

        Someone said they may be trying for a bridging loan from BBC until new funds arrive
        from far east…..

  18. 33
    Observer says:

    KEN – OFFICIAL – A PROVEN LIAR

    • 41
      Anon Hacked off Voter !! says:

      That accolade takes a lot of real dedicated effort to achieve !!

      & not many have been officially proven beyond doubt……

  19. 35
    Diane Abbott says:

    My father was in the Jamaica Mau-Mau and I want compensation or a choc-ice

  20. 36
    Somersetman says:

    Ken, the newt loving nasaly fuckmuppet caught again, and he was Mayor of London FFS!

  21. 38
    Alternative quote of the afternoon says:

    Ken Livingstone reflects on his time in City Hall

    “Eight years was awesome, and I was famous and I was powerful.”

  22. 44

    Er.

    Shouldn’t that be …for smearing him in his biography…, Neo?

    Sometimes those extra years can be advantageous but we will have to wait for it to happen in your case…

  23. 48
    BBC Newsroom lefties says:

    Hilter
    Stalin
    Castro
    Guvera
    Blair
    Brown
    Miliband
    Balls
    Harman

    Ken

    All are our heroes.

  24. 53
    Jimmy says:

    “Ken Livingstone has been forced to issue a grovelling apology”

    Not according to Gullible’s own story. Not everything he writes is a lie you know, but you’re right I suppose that it’s generally a safe bet.

  25. 63
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    So there is a god, and that god has a sense of humour.

  26. 67
    Ken's Accountant says:

    I shall be deducting these damages against tax.

  27. 68
    Bugler Bert says:

    Leninspart is a classic example of the megalomania that is a symptom of senile dementia. Hopefully the men in long white coats will escort him to that place where he can live out his days in his dream world of he, as Lord Voldemort, rules the universe…….

    • 87
      Blowing Whistles says:

      In simplicity Kenscum – answers to the friends who he occasionally berates but who he has insufficient backbone to really throw the dirt at – Why? because he has like so many others – spent his whole life being so ignorant suborned and gutless.

  28. 69
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Ed Miliband support liars.


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