I finally got around to looking at my Saturday Guardian on Sunday. I was struck by the various images of women including those who are notorious, harmed and poor; others who are strong, triumphant and achievers.
On the front page is Rebekah Brooks, certainly notorious. Yet when I heard a clip of her evidence to the Leveson inquiry the detail of text messages sounded so banal, especially the bit where she explained how she clarified for PM David Cameron that LOL is in fact not ‘lots of love’.
Londoners waited until midnight last Friday to learn that Ken Livingstone had lost the mayoral election, while others woke up to the news that Boris Johnson will serve another term.
I’m pleased to say that where I live the vote in Southwark and Lambeth showed overwhelming support for Ken.
The reasons are straightforward. Ken’s promises of fair fares, more council homes and a London Education Maintenance Allowance resonates in our most deprived boroughs and so too does his reputation as an avid anti-racist and champion of a living wage.
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