This referendum will also impact on London, as its Mayor Ken Livingstone is the main Western figure who strongly supports Chavez. In this city, there are also thousands of notices with the emblem of the Bolivarian Government showing itself as benefactors so that all persons with disabilities or by being parents or unmarried, full-time mothers pay up to a quarter of the cost of a bus ticket. For Livingstone yesterday was a terrible day. Not only by the Venezuela but because some surveys where labour falls to its level lowest in 20 years have revealed. In two months the Conservatives have gone to be ten or eleven points below the labour and today have invested such a relationship. If this trend continues the labour party they could suffer a catastrophe in the municipal elections of May and Ken could lose City Hall. Livingstone has the characteristic that he became the first mayor who has had the British capital in 2000 but running as an independent and against Blair, who was at its peak. The has sponsored the largest March of their country and possibly the world anti-war.
In recent years he has sought to ingratiate himself with the machinery of new labour that expelled him from the party. After returning to his old organization he has striven to get along with Brown. However, its proximity to this Government that sees as its popularity collapses is something that affects you. If Ken seeks re-election he should try a way to regain its independence. He could do so closer to the preaching of conservatives and moderate (an indication of this is its tenacious defense of Police Chief Ian Blair accused of negligence in the assassination of the Jean Charles de Menezes sudamericano) or seek any radical stance. He has previously raised amnesty to the irregular ones, such a measure would be well received by more than half of the population of London that is by birth or parents from other countries. However, the growth of the tories and the defeat chavist might force Ken to try to appease their message and focus on the defense of works that He has done (since have managed to make London Olympic venue until the improvements in urban transport).