Sunday, 30 December 2012

Beyond His Ken

Ken Livingstone probably, and understandably, turned down the CBE because he had expected to be offered the ermine. "Lord Livingstone of London" would have been almost as beautifully alliterative as "Lord Lindsay of Lanchester".

But his career is a cautionary tale in steering clear of the Trots. Socialist Action did for him as surely as Militant did for the SSP, and as surely as the SWP did for Respect.

Meanwhile, Labour's much-needed friendly critic and critical friend, ever-ready to replace it if it ever again went whoring after any of the false gods of the last 35 years, remains as elusive as ever.

Until I am raised to the peerage, obviously.

1 comment:

  1. The David Lindsay approach seems to be that if you behave in every possible way as if you were a Peer of the Realm, sooner or later everyone will assume that you are one.

    All the best for 2013.