The CND / Stop The War reception before Christmas got little coverage but is typical of the sort of things that go on around here...
Sally Hamwee: How has the list of guests for the reception which you are hosting jointly with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Stop The War Coalition on December 13th been compiled? What is the purpose behind the reception?
Ken Livingstone: The guest list for the Peace Reception was compiled by my Office, with particular attention to those involved in promoting peace. The purpose of the reception is to promote the positive benefits of peace for London and highlight the negative impacts that war and terrorism have on London's economy.
Clearly a Conservative Mayor could make immediate council tax savings by cutting this type of activity.