Some more details of the mysterious Cuba visit came out at Question Time:
Angie Bray: Please can you list your meetings in Havana / Venezuela?
Ken Livingstone: In Cuba I met with:
Lord Colin Moynihan, Chair of the British Olympic Authority.
Simon Clegg, Chief Executive of the British Olympic Authority.
Juan Contino Aslan, President of the Havana City Provincial Assembly of the Popular Power (Mayor of Havana City).
Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Minister Marta Lomas, Ministry of Investments and International Cooperation.
Jaime Crombet, Deputy President of the Assembly of the Popular Power.
Fernando Ramirez, Head of International Development, Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party.
Eusebio Leal, Historian of Havana and Member of the National Assembly of Popular Power.
Doctors of Operation Miracle, eyecare project restoring sight.
Doctors at the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Institute.
Relatives of the Cuban Heroes (the Miami Five) imprisoned in the USA.
I did not go to Venezuela.
Livingstone claims that he met the Cubans to discuss hosting a celebration of the Cuban Revolution in London. If that is the only reason, they must need even more senior figures to organise a party than New Labour does.
And what great titles! Let's hope he doesn't get any ideas...
Rename the GLA, the Greater London Provincial Assembly of the Extremely Popular Power.
Rename the Olympics Operation Miracle.
And who gets to be the Historian of London? (The Mayor's Office read this blog....)