James Forsyth

The Ken has five kids by three different women story isn’t going to determine the result of the mayoral election

The Ken has five kids by three different women story isn't going to determine the result of the mayoral election
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I have very little time for Ken Livingstone but I can’t think that tonight’s revelation about his private life is going to make much of a difference to his political fortunes. I expect the fuss will die down fairy fast as none of the usual ingredients required to keep this kind of story going are present. First of all, Ken can’t be accused of hypocrisy—he is hardly a family values politician. Second, none of the other major campaigns are going to want to go anywhere near this story.

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James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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