Whatever the Daily Mail's sister paper is up to, it is sad that this is the only paid for London-wide newspaper that Londoners have to put up with not only on the train home, but all the lying and smearing headlines on A boards around London. It must be worth millions in advertising to the Boris campaign - it is a clear attempt to rig an election.
The following comment on White's article sums it all up nicely.
"Thanks for this clarification Michael. It is shameful that All-London's only paid for newspaper is so overtly biased that nothing it says about the election can be trusted.
Its desperate and relentless efforts to get Ken over a very long time have turned up such a (relatively)few and (relatively) minor accusations ( and many of them like this one have proved to be untrue or unfounded)that it makes me think that Livingstone must be one of the most principled and 'clean'politicians around ( certainly amongst those that actually achieve anything). ES is reinforcing my belief that he is the most suitable candidate for mayor.
Two things do worry me though: 1) If Johnson should be elected the ES will not hold him to account (as he's their man and they will get their reward in terms of advertising money directed to them from the public purse)so Londoners should beware about the corruption, cronyism, ineptitude that he will be able to get away with . 2) Its bad enough people reading this relentless smearing when all they want is an evening paper on the way home ; but what about the mini billboards outside newsagents and paper stalls - they always have just the smear not even the article that goes with it. Why is this free advertising space on the public pathway allowed, shouldnt it be confined to within the premisis or at least the ES have to pay for the space?"