He could have been a contender
Jimmy Reid’s rightwards trajectory from charismatic communist to member of the SNP is the story of a ‘working-class hero’ thwarted by social and political circumstance, says JOHN GREEN
Jimmy Reid: A Scottish Political Journey, by Kenny MacAskill (Biteback Publishing, £20)
AS THE author notes in his foreword to this biography of Jimmy Reid, “there has never been a biography of the man, which is quite surprising given his high profile and longstanding prominence.”
It has taken leading SNP politician Kenny MacAskill to redress that. While his perspective on Reid is that of a convinced member... read more
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