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PMQs: Broadcast the Prime Ministerial Test Card

He’s been one of the safest pairs of ministerial hands over decades. But he dropped a serious brick during a Five Live interview this morning. Then he wouldn’t answer his phone even when it was Number Ten trying to urgently contact him. Then the Leader of the Opposition called for his sacking at Prime Minister’s Questions. Then Number 10 went ballistic and sent him out to do another round of media interviews to try to mitigate the damage. It was quite a day in the life of one Rt. Hon Kenneth Harry “Ken” Clarke QC MP.

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  • User AvatarPaul Pettinger 18th Apr - 2:24am
    Sir Archibald Sinclair didn't speak of austerity, lowering taxes or marketisation, let alone four cornered Liberalism, but of employment for all and building the welfare...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 18th Apr - 1:58am
    Great post by Andrew Suffield. It is both practical and principled.
  • User AvatarA Social Liberal 18th Apr - 1:33am
    Thomas Unlike malc - I don't think it is a fair point at all. As an officer in the armed forces of a country in...
  • User AvatarAndrew Suffield 18th Apr - 1:27am
    Presumably those that find means testing acceptable will be looking forward to extending “pay or die” to these people in the not too distant future…...
  • User Avatarmalc 18th Apr - 1:06am
    Thomas Robinson: Fair point and one it's hard to argue with. Also the UK has military base's in Cyprus, Germany, Holland, Gibraltar, Norway etc. Perhaps...
  • User AvatarDavid Allen 18th Apr - 12:56am
    Here's Simon Jenkins's piece: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/16/janus-faced-george-osborne-defied-stereotype-triumphed