News from the BBC that Ken Livingstone is to work as a presidential advisor to Chavez of Venezuela is a mixed blessing. I can't imagine Ken will want to relocate to Caracas, so we must suppose this will be more of a telecommuting job. Worst luck.
Politically corrupt police appointees, soaring rates of violent crime, a naive belief in welfarism and a political rhetoric of 'class war' are amongst the policies pursued by Livingstone in London that will allow him to fit in well in Caracas.
Chavez has created a nation with huge oil wealth but the world's highest murder rate; $50 will buy a 'hit'. Perhaps Ken should invest some of his redundancy payment in one of these: