I wonder whether the Labour Party isn't indulging in a bit of 1980s nostalgia by selecting Ken Livingstone today to be their London mayoral candidate, and in all probablity 'Red' Ed Miliband tomorrow as their new leader. Perhaps they could form a Michael Foot tribute act, as suggested by one of my Twitter followers.
The fact that Ken Livingstone won by such a large margin (69-31) shows that he had the union vote totally stitched up. And they will no doubt be funding his campaign. And it's a further sign that New Labour is well and truly dead. It has ceased to be.