Peter Hoskin

Simple but effective politics

Simple but effective politics
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Today Boris has pledged to scrap Ken Livingstone's “newspaper” The Londoner, and use the money to plant an extra 10,000 trees throughout the capital. It's a simple but effective proposal. For starters, I doubt anyone will miss the most disingenuous rag since Pravda stopped operating. And secondly, it's a plan which slices right through Livingstone's green rhetoric. The message from Boris is: “He talks green. I do green, and I'll plant the trees to prove it”. The more he gets this across, the more voters will follow CoffeeHouser J H Holloway's lead by questioning Ken's existing green agenda.