Livingstone's Labour: A Programme for the Nineties - Ken LivingstoneUnwin Hyman, 1989, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
From the cover: “Ken Livingstone is a serious, principled and imaginative politician, and a potential future leader of the Labour Party — but this is hardly the view of him we are normally allowed to see. It is no surprise that in Livingstone’s Labour he has some harsh things to say about the media -but that is just one of his many concerns in his most important book yet. Livingstone’s Labour is Ken Livingstone’s political manifesto — and a manifesto for the Left for the next decade. He surveys Labour’s electoral and ideological failure over recent years, and explains the Tories’ success. He proposes what Labour must do if they are to win the next general election — and pinpoints the forces they will have to defeat in order to stay in power. Ken Livingstone presents a coherent and carefully argued set of views on the most vigorously debated issues of contemporary Britain — Ireland, racial and sexual discrimination, MIS and the CIA, the White House and Whitehall, environmental vandalism, devolution, proportional representation, the House of Lords and the monarchy. He charts policies for the economy, employment, defence, Europe and foreign affairs — and envisages the world in the year 2025. Seen like this, Livingstone’s views stop being the sensationalist stuff of the popular press and become a credible programme for radical government. His most serious arguments are fluently expressed and enlivened with vivid anecdote and example. Anyone who is concerned about Britain’s future government must read this book. Everyone who does will enjoy it.”