UK Politics

Livingstone aide quits

Things are starting to unravel for Ken, the Evening Standard has this today on its frontpage following the resignation of Rosemary Emodi, deputy to Livingstone’s race adviser Lee Jasper.

“London Mayor Ken Livingstone’s fightback against sleaze allegations was damaged today when a key adviser resigned after admitting she had lied.

“Rosemary Emodi, deputy to Mr Livingstone’s race adviser Lee Jasper, quit her £100,000-a-year post after taking a free trip to a £200-a-night beach resort in Nigeria.

“She went there with Errol Walters, director of two organisations linked to Mr Jasper which have received substantial amounts of cash from London’s City Hall.”

Last week, the Mayor of London’s office told journalists Emodi had not been on the trip stating that reports were “inaccurate, false and invented”

A City Hall spokesman, said: “Rosemary Emodi has never visited Kamp Afrika in Nigeria. She was in London during the dates concerned.”

So much money and so many apparently murky dealings.