Friday 14 July 2006 7.41am
I think this is a real blow to democracy - BECAUSE Ken was so intent on being accepted back into the Labour party. I voted for him when he was INDEPENDENT, which is, I consider, the most important thing for the Mayor. But having Labour controlling London by the back door is outrageous. And phasing out the boroughs from decision making is also scary. Not that I hold SUCH a brief for Southwark Council
, but having so much power in the hands of one man is unacceptable. Even if you subscribe to some of his views - power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.