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Beyond our Ken?


A review of Ken Livingstone, Being Red: A Politics for the Future (London: Pluto/Left Book Club, 2016)

Having written a 13,000 word review of Ken Livingstone’s latest book, I did not know what to do with it.  No-one, I thought, would want so much on Livingstone now.  People might find my critical take on his career a little over the top.  Well, perhaps, it is time for these words to have their fifteen minutes of fame.

The problem with Being Red is that is a slight book with little new to say.  But in what it fails to say, the issues in Livingstone’s past that he does not critically assess, suggests that he is a danger for the new left in the Labour Party.

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