Re­lax . could be Red Ken

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THE Tories may think they’ve had a real re­sult with the elec­tion of Jeremy Cor­byn as Labour leader. But they’ve ac­tu­ally had a lucky es­cape.

Ken Liv­ing­stone has popped up again to re­mind Labour what they’re miss­ing. If Red Ken was still in Par­lia­ment, he’d now be lead­ing his party, not Cor­byn.

how­ever ob­nox­ious some of his views, Liv­ing­stone is still box of­fice in a way Cor­byn isn’t. he’s also a for­mi­da­ble op­er­a­tor and twice won elec­tion as Lon­don’s mayor, be­fore los­ing to Boris John­son.

It is en­tirely con­ceiv­able that un­der Liv­ing­stone, Labour could have won the 2020 Gen­eral Elec­tion. Ukip will fade in the north af­ter the EU ref­er­en­dum and if the econ­omy tanks, the slim Tory ma­jor­ity will go with it.

This is, of course, pure spec­u­la­tion. But as I don’t be­lieve Boy Ge­orge will suc­ceed Call Me Dave, we could well have been look­ing at a re-run of Ken ver­sus Boris for the keys to Num­ber 10.

Seems like we’ve all dodged a bul­let.

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