Did Boris steal Ken’s best ideas for London?

The site Londonlovesbusiness is rather an extraordinary place to find an interview with Ken Livingstone which is actually sympathetic to the former Labour mayor and critical of Boris Johnson.

But two articles  by Robyn Vinter in the past week give Red Ken a lot more credit than Blue Boris. You can find them here  and here . The second include a statement from Boris’s spokesman  listing all the things Boris says he has done for the capital.

Basically the articles say it was Red Ken who originally put forward the idea for Crossrail, London Overground. the Olympic Games and  what became to be known as Boris Bikes.

And there is also an extraordinary claim by Ken that you won’t find much evidence in City Hall archives that he was responsible for any of them.

The reason is he says is: “One of the things Boris’s team did once they won in 2008 was go through all the dates and records and websites at City Hall and remove my name from all of them and it took some time doing that.”

We have all heard that history is always written by the victors but to  change the actual archives used for people to research history is a step too far.

Given we have a key election for Mayor this year I put up links to these articles so people can judge for themselves before casting their vote.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Did Boris steal Ken’s best ideas for London?

  1. Boris has only one agenda and that’s to lead the country down the same slippery Slope as Cameron himself is already doing! As part of an already corrupt Government! Hiding the facts about the Murdoch Scandal and Cameron’s alleged affair with His filly Brooks during his Horse riding lessons with him. His then Press officer and Miss Brooks became the scapegoats for his own Survival. The people of this country are not as stupid as Cameron thinks we are! Who supplied the money for him to get elected?. But turned Red coat against his largest donor once the Millie Dowler case came up! Murdoch senior and Junior and Cameron should be in the dock and in prison for this.

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