Red Ken outrage

David Welch david.welch at
Sun May 14 17:49:58 MDT 2000

On Sun, 14 May 2000, Mark Jones wrote:
> This is empty. What kind of percentage would please you? The Bolsheviks,
> BTW, never even achieved 30% in any free election in Russia between
> 1917-1921. They handsomely lost the elections for the Constituent Assembly
> in 1918. What does that prove?
I would expect that if, as you say, Ken Livingstone has vast popular
support then more than 30% of the electorate would have turned out to
vote. By all accounts the majority of the London working class considered
last week's election irrelevant.

If Mark Jones means that the bitter class struggle of the GOSR has its
modern counterpart in Ken Livingstone's election campaign perhaps he could
give some more details. Was it when Frank Dobson attacked Red heads? Or
when Ken Livingstone declared his full support for the Metropolitan

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