For some reason or other I decided today to start rereading “Quite Right Mr Trotsky” by Denver Walker. This is sadly nowadays long out of print but you should be able to get a copy online or at a second hand book shop.
It is quite a controversial book – see here “...Denver Walker’s curious concoction of fact, falsehood and frivolity”
However, it seems that Comrade Lenin never thought that much of Comrade Trotsky (this feeling was replicated).
For example (page 8) May 1914 he is quoted as saying “A joke is the only way of responding mildly to Trotsky intolerable phrase mongering”.
So - some things don’t change then.
I’ll post on the book as soon as I have finished. I am particularly interested in finding more about the Revolutionary Workers Party and their views on the certainty that ET must be a Trotskyite :)