Jonathan Fryer

Writer, Lecturer, Broadcaster and Liberal Democrat Politician

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A Brief Encounter on Waterloo Bridge

Posted by jonathanfryer on Wednesday, 23rd April, 2008

Bleary-eyed and somewhat jet-lagged, I joined a pack of Southwark and Camden councillors, Simon Hughes, Chris Rennard and other LibDem worthies early yesterday morning, for a photo-shoot with Brian Paddick on the central reservation of Waterloo Bridge, as we all pretended to be a cross-river tram. The TV crews and phoographers loved it, even if the commuters struggling past us looked distinctly bemused. It made a change from delivering leaflets, anyway.

At the other end of the day, I was at the Gallery in Foyle’s bookshop for the launch of Andrew Hosken’s unauthorised biography of Ken Livingstone (Arcadia, £15.99), described by the Evening Standard in the following terms: ‘No book is more eagerly awaited in all campaign camps’. How many people will have the chance to read it before polling day next Thursday is another matter, but I shall be reviewing it. Hosken’s earlier book was about that other extraordinary London political figure, Dame Shirley Porter. Labour gliterati were out in force at the Foyle’s launch, but so too Merlene Toh Emerson, who is flying the LibDem flag in London West Central in the GLA elections. 

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