Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs are calling for London mayor Ken Livingstone’s free newspaper, The Londoner, to be scrapped.
According to the Sunday Times, Livingstone’s rivals have described the freesheet – which is sent to millions of London homes – as “flagrant propaganda” and have even likened it to Pravda, the Soviet newspaper that was the official organ of the Communist party.
It’s not the first council-funded publication to come under fire. Just over the river from City Hall, Tower Hamlets council’s freesheet, East End Life, has been criticised by the area’s paid-for local newspaper, the East London Advertiser.
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