Ken Livingstone’s latest outburst really shouldn’t surprise anyone. His whole career has been one dark catalogue of swagger, bluster and bullying.
But what I want to know is why he thought it was OK to spend our money on throwing a party for Chris Smith? And what did it cost us?
Previous Livingstone bunfights have included the party to mark the pedestrianisation of Trafalgar Square- cost to us £210,000- and his St Patrick’s Day outrage- cost to us £100,000.
Still, with the IOC in London and enjoying a ringside seat, this must have kiboshed any lingering chance of us getting the Olympics. Even someone like Livingstone has a use.