Tag Archives: style

Opinion: A Diminished Clarke – a picture of electoral calculation and desperation

What Ken Clarke has been sent out to do (FT.com – requires registration) – and has been willing to do – diminishes him. It can hardly diminish his party.

Ken Clarke is a fervent European but he has been willing to return to the frontline of Tory politics. No doubt he believes he has done a deal…and he has calculated that he can hold back the forces of Euro-scepticism in the Tory party. The gag he is now prepared to wear, on European matters, is a measure of how unsound his judgement has become.

He has a point when he complains …

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged , , , , and | 1 Comment
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarRobin Bennett 4th Aug - 2:47pm
    David Raw - "The fact he lasted so long says more about the innate decency and kindness of colleagues in the Party rather than on...
  • User AvatarSimon McGrath 4th Aug - 2:44pm
    Can you please explain how someone will become a criminal for attending a rock concert? Or how the Snoopers Charter will enable your boss to...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 4th Aug - 2:40pm
    Have you looked at what happened to those who were refused asylum, Elwyn ?
  • User AvatarJenny Barnes 4th Aug - 2:38pm
    The last para looks like a solution looking for a problem, rather than any kind of strategic review. The UK is a medium sized European...
  • User AvatarIan Eiloart 4th Aug - 2:36pm
    I don't think that supermarket thing is quite right. I think the real story is that Target (a US supermarket) guessed that a high school...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 4th Aug - 2:00pm
    Oh, dear. I thought old fashioned Liberal Imperialism had died out with Lord Rosebery in 1900 - and more recently, with the discredited Blair. I...