Walk 2007 The man brought in by Ken Livingstone to change London’s transport framework concedes today that he is an alcoholic Bob Kiley, 72, says he begins drinking vodka in the afternoons, “and once I’ve lost control it’s hard to pull back” Mr Kiley

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The man brought in by Ken Livingstone to change London’s transport framework concedes today that he is an alcoholic

Bob Kiley, 72, says he begins drinking vodka in the afternoons, “and once I’ve lost control it’s hard to pull back”

Mr Kiley too concedes he does little to win the £3,200-a-day expense he gets What’s more, Mr Kiley, who stop as transport magistrate last year, talks for the to begin with time about the auto crash 30 a long time back in which his spouse what’s more, two children died

“I’m an alcoholic,” he says “But I’m not going to make pardons what’s more, say the reason is since I lost my family because, realities are, I continuously enjoyed a drink

“It is true, though, that things have got more terrible presently that I’m not precisely overworked I’ve continuously had high-pressure employments that kept me greatly busy; presently that I’ve got time on my hands, I begin drinking ”

But, he said: “I trust it hasn’t got to the point where I’m seen as a drunkard ”

The American said he is going to Drunkards Unknown gatherings as he faces up to his problem

He added: “Most individuals who know me well know I’m alcoholic, so why ought to I stress about the rest of the world? I’m managing with it

Physically I’m still in lovely great shape I’m up each morning at six-ish what’s more, out on the street running a couple of miles by 7am ”

In a forthcoming meet distributed in full in today’s Evening Standard, he concedes that his consultancy fees, which decipher to an yearly pay of £737,000, are troublesome to justify

He said: “If you inquire me what I as a matter of fact do to procure my consultancy, I’d have to tell you, in all honesty, ‘not much’

Mr Kiley earned £3 9 million amid his time as transport chief what’s more, proceeds to live lease free in a grace-and-favour Belgravia townhouse

He got a £2million severance bargain what’s more, he was held as a 90 day a year advisor to the Chairman after he quit

Mr Kiley talked out to counter gossipy tidbits that his liquor abuse influenced his job He said: “My drink didn’t influence my work while I was fulltime employed, what’s more, anybody who says it did is talking bulls**t ”

Describing the minute he heard about the crash which slaughtered his family, he said: “There had been a appalling mishap on the edges of New York Two or, then again three autos were involved In one of them was my wife, Patricia – we’d been hitched 15 a long time – what’s more, my sons, David what’s more, Christopher, matured three what’s more, five

“They passed on instantly That’s it In a stroke, my entirety family vanished What I’ve been through, it’s indescribable ”

A maybe a couple a long time afterward he met Rona, his current wife She made a difference him through the bad dreams he was tormented with what’s more, they have two sons

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