The silence of the British government, and most Western governments, is obscene, and I think Gordon Brown will see this and recognize the real anger amongst LondonersThousands in London protest over Gaza Jan 03, 2009
London is establishing itself as the world's No. 1 financial center and greatest city in the worldReport: London is global capital Dec 22, 2007
Humanity's greatest causes are embodied in the cause of the South African people against apartheid, the cause of the struggle against tyrannyMandela statue unveiled in London Aug 29, 2007
London's success depends on the international character of our city and London's fortunes are tied up with our stand against racism and prejudiceAnti-racism concert coming to London Jul 04, 2007
This is an incredibly generous offer by the president of VenezuelaVenezuela to provide London with cheap oil Feb 20, 2007
At the World Economic Forum, 26 January 2008
Kenneth Robert Livingstone, (born 17 June 1945) is a British politician. He has twice held the leading political role in London local government: firstly as leader of the Greater London Council from 1981 until the council was abolished in 1986 by the government of Margaret Thatcher, and secondly as the first Mayor of London, a post he held from its creation in 2000 until 2008. He also served as Member of Parliament for Brent East between 1987 and 2000 as a Labour Party member, he was expelled from the party in 2000 and stood down to concentrate on his mayoral obligations in 2001.
He was initially elected as Mayor of London as an Independent candidate after the Labour Party chose not to nominate him as their candidate in the first mayoral election. In January 2004, he was re-admitted to the Labour Party. He stood as the official Labour Party candidate for Mayor in the June 2004 election, which he won with a total of 828,380 first- and second-preference votes. On 1 May 2008, Livingstone was defeated in his third election bid by Conservative candidate Boris Johnson and his term as Mayor of London ended on 4 May 2008.