Blog Posts - Ken Clarke



Political Party Funding

The intervention by Ken Clarke on this subject in todays Observer seems to miss on several levels: Firstly to suggest that the “Tory party must shun wealthy donors to avoid scandal” is entirely out of touch. The scandal is already a R...
by IanChisnall on Feb 15, 2015

The Bilderberg Group

The Bilderberg Group  is a private conference, held annually and attended by approximately 140 important people including politicians, academics and representatives from industry, finance and the media. Most participants...
by Summer in December on Jul 5, 2014

The Financial Times was once a paper of record – Elizabeth Rigby and Helen Warrell seem unhappy with that

So we have a profile of Theresa May, Home Secretary… Theresa May is the head girl of David Cameron’s coalition. Famed for never putting a kitten-heeled foot wrong, the home secretary barely batted an eyelid this week when Ken Clarke rounded o...
by Left Outside on Oct 12, 2011

Crime and effective punishment

Working on the theory that Rowan probably won't be racing to respond to Ken Clarke's comments regarding the recent riots as a 'legacy of broken penal system' I thought I'd have a go. Undoubtedly my words will be less erudite and, hopefully, more acce...
by Vic the Vicar on Sep 6, 2011

Tough on crime, soft on the intellect

And so the Prime Minister’s latest U-turn – sorry, listening exercise – finds him posturing as the hard man of the fight against crime. A fight that the figures show we’ve been winning for the last 10 years anyway, but that wo...

David Cameron: Time to display his cojones as a leader of conviction...

I think David Cameron isn't doing a bad job acting out the role of Prime Minister. There are actions that one wouldn't agree with, but I can’t help but shake my head in annoyance when Labour attack him on some issues, aware that for all its years i...
by BW Christopher's Blog on Jun 18, 2011

Ken Clarke in rape proposal row

Ken Clarke the Justice Secretary Ken Clarke, the Justice Secretary, finds himself at the centre of a row because he did not choose his words carefully. His understanding of the cause of the row. He had appeared on a Radio 5 phone-in show. When BBC in...

They’re trying to build a (private) prison

I have to admit, Tory or not,  I kind of liked Ken Clarke up until today. Not for the cigars or the jazz, but because in the aftermath of the general election he seemed to be the only member of the Cabinet who really talked sense. Granted there isn&...
by The Third Estate on Mar 31, 2011

Bookies Pay Off Bets When British Official Falls Asleep During Speech

Those Brits will bet on anything. When Chancellor George Osborne gave a 56-minute speech on the budget, odds makers set the stakes at 16 to 1 that Justice Secretary Ken Clarke would nod off. Although a spokesman for Clarke said, “Of … Contin...
by Foolocracy on Mar 24, 2011

Do My Feet Look Big In This?

click to enlargeThe Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP beinginvested as The Lord High Chancellorof Great BritainThanks to ReneKinzett...
by Subrosa on May 15, 2010


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