Relax . ..it could be Red Ken
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.