Mayor and King of London, Ken Livingstone, is today defending once more the fact that one of the world's premier capitals is not putting on any sort of decent official New Year celebrations.
He told The Spoof in that sort of newty voice of his:
"Well you know it's better if people just pile into Trafalgar Square and stand around being herded here and there by police and the after midnight they go home.
"What more do they want anyway? There's the lions to climb up on and then the really pissed ones can stagger about in the fountains before being arrested. It's just good old make it up yourself British fun!"
When we told him that other major cities in the world organise fantastic things and that Edinburgh, for example, puts on a big concert he replied:
"Nah. I don't think that's a good idea really. Londoners and tourists wouldn't like it. Trust me"