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.