Livingstone PEB participants speak out in new video

April 14, 2012 3:09 pm

  • Rob

    This video is actually a lot more convincing than the “real” PEB which was much too slick.

  • http://twitter.com/outofafrica46 Linda Le Roux

    So Eddie Izzard is the guiding hand here.  That explains alot!!

    • Chilbaldi

      Eddie Izzard – last seen running barefoot through Putney on Saturday evening. The pressure must be getting to him!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1557475545 Jack Bonner

    This campaign has been a farce. Instead of focusing on policies it’s once again been about personalities. Although Ken’s tax returns are interesting, it’s just a nice distraction for Bojo, as is this controversy surrounding a good PEB. Happens every year, just like in 2011 with AV- nothing to do with the actual issues, it was just a “let’s give Clegg a bloody nose” campaign. 

    • AlanGiles

      The sad thing is that the innuendo surrounding this broadcast has come from “Labour Uncut” – the Dan Hodges shower, who, for reasons of their own, which we can all guess, would prefer to see Johnson remain Mayor. This outcome will do no good whatsoever for the poorer people of London, but of course Hodges and co are not poor so it won’t matter to them. Meanwhile, they play their silly little game and nothing seems to be being done to investigate their motives and methods. I think “Fifth Column” and it’s clients would be interesting to investigate.

      • Chilbaldi

        No, it came from the Guardian.

        • alexagiusuk

          No, it came from team Ken and was then first reported in the Guardian.

  • http://twitter.com/TaxChicKen Chic-Ken

    Much better, unscripted. Last one was so fake and badly acted.

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  • http://twitter.com/sarah035 Sarah

    it wasn’t ‘acted’….that’s the point!

  • Bill

    The actors will be delighted how this worked out. Double payday!

  • AlanGiles

    It might be worth reminding the “Labour Uncut “shower of the first Friday in May 1997, when Blair arrived in Downing Street all those beautiful people there to greet him – bussed in by HQ hand-icked to look photogenic. Now if you are talking about cynical PR…….

  • Amber Star

    Something which is surprising & interesting has come out of BoJo’s nasty tax attack. You Gov have done a poll which shows that 75% of the public think that “many” MPs use avoidance measures to reduce the amount they pay. 52% think that all MP candidates should have to release their tax returns & 51% agree that, like Sweden, everybody’s tax returns should be available to the public.

    Making all tax returns public is most popular with the 60+ age group (58% support).

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