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Katherine Shonfield

Like it or not, Ken Livingstone's decision to run as an independent has put a rather tigerish looking cat amongst London's proverbial pigeons. It's just two weeks, but already it's in the air. It's the middle of the rush hour. The guy in charge of the Tannoy had just finished announcing delays on the west-bound District line. He suddenly starts shouting: 'I've just got to tell everybody: Ken Livingstone is going to run for mayor.'

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