Monday, March 27, 2006

London Mayor describes US Ambassador as “car salesman”

LONDON - Ken Livingstone, London’s maverick mayor, Monday launched a broadside against the US Ambassador to Britain, describing the top diplomat as a “car salesman” and an ally of President George W Bush.

Livingstone’s outburst against Ambassador Robert Holmes Tuttle followed the alleged refusal by US embassy staff to pay the daily congestion charge imposed on drivers entering the centre of London. snip

“This new ambassador is a car salesman and an ally of President Bush. This is clearly a political decision”, he added.

Tuttle was sworn in as ambassador on July 14, 2005. He is a managing partner of Tuttle-Click Automotive Group, one of the largest automobile dealer organizations in the US.

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