The Evening Standard are crowing about Boris Johnson's Sport Commisioner, and Labour MP, Kate Hoey's decision to boycott the Beijing Olympics.
"In contrast to the former Mayor of London, who was put up for three nights in a £1,100-a-night hotel before publicly defending China's human rights record, Hoey has boycotted the games "on principle."
Ah yes principle. Hoey has a lot of those. Like her principled stand against the ban on handguns. And her principled endorsement of Boris Johnson a few days before the Mayoral Election. Oh yes and her principled opposition to London holding the Olympics.
"Hoey, MP for Vauxhall, was recruited by Boris Johnson to act as his unpaid Commissioner for Sport. It was assumed she would be an obvious person to accompany Boris when he flys out for the closing ceremony, especially as her sports brief includes helping Britain build on the legacy of hosting the 2012 Olympics."
Well yes. Surely as a sports 'commissioner' Hoey should be out there doing, oh I don't know, some commissioning. The Standard will be unimpressed no?
Hoey has been a long term critic of Ken Livingstone. She was part of allparty group calling on police to investigate grants distributed by the LDA. She obviously finds Ken's cosying up to the Chinese equally unpalatable.
Oh yes Ken Livingstone. Are the Standard ever going to get over him losing the election? They don't seem to be.