The Conservative camp have been quick to agree with Brian Paddick's comments about Ken Livingstone. A spokesperson for Boris Johnson said:
"Ken Livingstone only knows one type of politics - the politics of division.
"His deeply offensive attacks on Jewish people, bankers and political opponents are deliberate political calculations to attempt to gain more votes in one area, than he thinks he will lose in another.
"In contrast Boris Johnson is a Mayor for all Londoners. He treats all Londoners equally. Putting 1,000 more police on the street makes Londoners safer for all."