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18/02/00
Woody or Won't He?
- Ken wrestles with Toy Story dilemma

KEN LIVINGSTONE'S supporters are today praying the left-wing London Mayor hopeful doesn't take Toy Story 2's loyalty-over-ambition message to heart.

After learning he had lost the stitched-up Labour primary to Frank Dobson yesterday, Livingstone took his niece to see the box office blockbuster in which Woody turns down the chance of forging a glittering new career to stay with his old friends.

Livingstone will decide whether or not to ditch Labour and stand as an independent candidate over the next few days after reading the political runes in the form of opinion polls. The first of those, a telephone survey by London radio station GLR, had 76 per cent of Londoners urging Ken to stand as an independent.

More findings like that and Livingstone will be able to claim he has no choice but to stand against Dobson and the party he has worked for for 30 years. For those worried about the Woody effect, there was some hope in the form of two mystery videos Ken rented yesterday. Rumours that one of them was Rocky and the other El Cid are as yet unconfirmed.




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