Thursday 19 October 2006 11.07am
Our 'much loved' leader "was entitled to freedom of speech" and this does extend to being abusive, in the words of Justice Collins presiding over Ken's sucksessful (sic) appeal against his bringing the office of Mayor into disrepute. I personally think the suspension was excessive but well meant (but has cost us estimated £250,000 costs now) most people agree that Ken should have apologised straight away , well at least when he sobered up. The question no-one has answered for me is who paid for the party for Chris Smith at City Hall
that our Ken attended in an unnofficial capacity apparently. If it was free for Mr Smith who paid the staff that night? If City Hall
paid or gave space free then it was an official sponsored Mayoral event and Ken can only fool himself that he was off duty that night. Any chance I could have a free 10th anniversary party there for living in Southwark?
Oh and since Justice Collins says it's o.k to be abusive I think Ken's a self serving, vain, sinister, waste of our money!