So tonight was the Ken Livingstone supporters’ party in Camden, complete with a free bar, free food and badges which will certainly come in handy over the next few years. As Ken himself said, it wasn’t just filled with Labour people tonight but the much broader progressive coalition that made up his electoral base. And in all honesty, I think a great many people there would happily back Ken again in 2012 even if Labour did put up an alternative candidate. We all cheered when he reiterated his intention to run, anyway
Obviously, it would have just been wrong to have gone without trying to ambush the guy for a photo, so that’s just what I did. (Someone took a better quality one with a proper camera which might wing its way to me at some point.) So, yeah, woo!
Before all this hero worship () I spent a lovely couple of hours this afternoon at Hampstead Heath’s mixed swimming pond with Joshua, Sanna, Emily, Alice and a semi-separate Swedish contingent. Although the water was unsurprisingly freezing at first it soon became pretty bearable, and it was lovely to see everyone. Also – note to Saoirse here – we managed to steal a copy of Zoo \ Nuts (I forget which) from a laddish group, which Sanna had the honour of binning. Progressive politics: why not make a day of it?
Oh, and one more thing… on Saturday, my visit to the faraway land of High Barnet for more Star Wars watching resulted in me walking in on a certain illicit activity:
I don’t want to draw attention to Oliver, because I owe him one for the use of his spare bed that night. But Abi… well, lovely jumper!