Ken Livingstone has threatened to withdraw over £4m of funding from Ealing Council simply because the elected body has said it wants to remove two bus lanes that are empty for up to half an hour at a time and cause jams and localised pollution.
It really astounding the arrogance of this man. It's quite clear that the bus lane doesn't work and he rolls up on to TV to say the Council is "attacking" him and he'll have to "consider" their funding. He's hasn't even bothered to address the very reasonable argument Ealing Counil has put forward. But wait, the council is run by Tories, no wonder. If it was a Labour Council I imagine it would get away with it.
Roll on 2008.