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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 …

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  • User Avatarpetermartin2001 24th May - 5:59pm
    " The truth of it is that there ​are things we can win in the European Union, but we will not win them by removing...
  • User AvatarRichard Flowers 24th May - 5:57pm
    @Michael BG "I don’t understand why you are not advocating one of [Torry's] preferred schemes." Precisely because he pays for it by abolishing the personal...
  • User AvatarPsi 24th May - 5:55pm
    Day "Dean Moore is a student Well, that’s unsurprising" If the only comment is an Ad Hom I guess that indicates you accept the case...
  • User AvatarMichael BG 24th May - 5:30pm
    Thank you Richard Flowers for posting a link to Malcolm Torry’s paper. I don’t understand why you are not advocating one of his preferred schemes....
  • User AvatarDav 24th May - 5:28pm
    Ford's in his flivver; all's well with the world.
  • User AvatarTobie Abel 24th May - 5:10pm
    Being a student is neither here nor there, I think the argument is entirely valid. Liberalism IS about accepting someones freedom to do or say...