I read that eight of Ken Livingstone’s ‘cronies’ are to receive £1.6 million in
pay-offs following Labour’s London election defeat, it emerged today. The
former City Hall advisors will get an average of £200,000 each after
they threatened to sue new mayor Boris Johnson for unfair dismissal. They were forced to step down after Mr Livingstone was voted out as London mayor in May. As they were political appointments, not permanent employees, they would not normally have received a penny. But they will now get six-figure pay-offs after Mr Livingstone changed the rules last year. Good old Ken, always looking after his own.