Beyond our Ken

That the house journal of new Labour should invite that party to expel Ken Livingstone is hardly a surprise (Editorial, 18 October).

But for a supposedly serious magazine to further lampoon the man as "Ekeko, house god of the Aymara Indians" (page 56, also 18 October) is contemptible.

Ekeko for mayor, I say.

Jon Trigg
London E11

This article first appeared in the 25 October 1999 issue of the New Statesman, The New Statesman Essay - Why the old left is wrong on equality