Ken Clarke

Latest stories

1d
Daily Telegraph
Why aren't David Cameron and other politicians making the Europe debate clear?Presumably because he knows best, which, of course, could well be true. But unt
Why aren't David Cameron and other politicians making the Europe debate clear?
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
Presumably because he knows best, which, of course, could well be true. But until he details the difference between an emergency brake, a u-turn and a handcart to hell we're not in any position to agree. When our PM returned from Europe this week... Read more
2d
heraldscotland
Cameron comes under pressure from all sides over EU dealIn a sign of further trouble ahead the former defence secretary Liam Fox also p
Cameron comes under pressure from all sides over EU deal
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
In a sign of further trouble ahead the former defence secretary Liam Fox also predicted that as many as five cabinet ministers could oppose the Tory leader him and campaign for a ‘Brexit’. Meanwhile, Ms Sturgeon and the leaders of the other devolved... Read more
4d
Daily Mirror
Tory leadership 'shouldn't be fought by two white men'The Tory leadership race should not be fought by "two white men", Nicky Morgan
Tory leadership 'shouldn't be fought by two white men'
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
The Tory leadership race should not be fought by "two white men", Nicky Morgan has declared as she confirmed she could join the fray. The Education Secretary made what could be a subtle dig at George Osborne and Boris Johnson as she called for... Read more
4 related stories
10d
Christian Today
Michael Gove says his Christianity informs his justice policy: 'I believe in redemption'Justice secretary Michael Gove today said his Christian faith informs his priso
Michael Gove says his Christianity informs his justice policy: 'I believe in redemption'
Christian Today / Posted 10 days ago
Justice secretary Michael Gove today said his Christian faith informs his prison policies, telling a critical Tory MP: "I believe in redemption". Gove rejected criticism from Philip Davies, a Conservative MP who sits on the justice committee, who... Read more
10d
The New Statesman
The legal aid cuts are idelogical. Let’s start fighting them nowWhen most people who were around in the 1980s think of Cecil Parkinson, they wi
The legal aid cuts are idelogical. Let’s start fighting them now
The New Statesman / Posted 10 days ago
When most people who were around in the 1980s think of Cecil Parkinson, they will recall only one thing – his affair with Sara Keays and his subsequent resignation. But he actually deserves to be remembered for far more than that. Indeed, few Tories... Read more
31 related stories
10d
The New Statesman
The reaction to David Bowie’s death exposed the dangers of overestimating the innovatorWhen most people who were around in the 1980s think of Cecil Parkinson, they wi
The reaction to David Bowie’s death exposed the dangers of overestimating the innovator
The New Statesman / Posted 10 days ago
When most people who were around in the 1980s think of Cecil Parkinson, they will recall only one thing – his affair with Sara Keays and his subsequent resignation. But he actually deserves to be remembered for far more than that. Indeed, few Tories... Read more
31 related stories
10d
The New Statesman
The forgotten Cecil ParkinsonWhen most people who were around in the 1980s think of Cecil Parkinson, they wi
The forgotten Cecil Parkinson
The New Statesman / Posted 10 days ago
When most people who were around in the 1980s think of Cecil Parkinson, they will recall only one thing – his affair with Sara Keays and his subsequent resignation. But he actually deserves to be remembered for far more than that. Indeed, few Tories... Read more
31 related stories
15d
Nottingham Post
Reports of violent crime rise as burglaries fall in NottinghamshireNottinghamshire has seen almost 3,000 more violent crimes reported to its polic
Reports of violent crime rise as burglaries fall in Nottinghamshire
Nottingham Post / Posted 15 days ago
Nottinghamshire has seen almost 3,000 more violent crimes reported to its police force than the year before, new figures reveal. A 20 percent rise in violence against a person, which can range from assault through to murder, meant 17,767 reports... Read more
21d
Shropshire Star
Tories hit back over Telford & Wrekin Council library closures plan « Shropshire StarThe Conservative opposition group on Telford & Wrekin Council has published its
Tories hit back over Telford & Wrekin Council library closures plan « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 21 days ago
The Conservative opposition group on Telford & Wrekin Council has published its alternative budget and pledged to keep all six under-threat libraries open. The authority’s ruling Labour group said it had “no option” but to close Madeley, Newport,... Read more
27d
Daily Telegraph
David Cameron has an ace to play when he meets EU leaders - his own CabinetBut more importantly, Mr Cameron now has an ace to play in his “renegotiation”
David Cameron has an ace to play when he meets EU leaders - his own Cabinet
Daily Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
But more importantly, Mr Cameron now has an ace to play in his “renegotiation” discussions with other EU leaders who are, as we know, desperate to avoid Brexit. He can go along to the splendid dinners and the late-night talkfests and say: “This is... Read more
27d
walesonline
The finer points of reshuffling your front-bench timeYou might think that if you’re the Prime Minister your power over your Cabinet,
The finer points of reshuffling your front-bench time
walesonline / Posted 27 days ago
You might think that if you’re the Prime Minister your power over your Cabinet, your party and your government knows no bounds. Likewise, but with no power over government, if you’re the leader of the Opposition, elected by the party membership, you... Read more
29d
The New Statesman
The last week has been a disaster. Seumas Milne needs to up his gameWelcome to the NS' reshuffle liveblog 19:43: While the reshuffle hasn't gone s
The last week has been a disaster. Seumas Milne needs to up his game
The New Statesman / Posted 29 days ago
Welcome to the NS' reshuffle liveblog 19:43: While the reshuffle hasn't gone smoothly - ultimately at the end of it all Corbyn will be in a good place. He's better postioned to get his policies through - and that later resignations, if they come,... Read more
262 related stories
30d
The New Statesman
Benn stays, Dugher out, Thornberry in: the latest on Corbyn's reshuffle and its fallout11.04: Meanwhile, there is party division over a muzzle. And no, it's not becau
Benn stays, Dugher out, Thornberry in: the latest on Corbyn's reshuffle and its fallout
The New Statesman / Posted 30 days ago
11.04: Meanwhile, there is party division over a muzzle. And no, it's not because Labour's gone to the dogs. Benn, The Boy Who Lived, insisted to reporters this morning that "I haven't been muzzled". This was after a convoluted explanation on the... Read more
262 related stories
30d
The New Statesman
Five missing kings and queens – and where we might find them11.04: Meanwhile, there is party division over a muzzle. And no, it's not becau
Five missing kings and queens – and where we might find them
The New Statesman / Posted 30 days ago
11.04: Meanwhile, there is party division over a muzzle. And no, it's not because Labour's gone to the dogs. Benn, The Boy Who Lived, insisted to reporters this morning that "I haven't been muzzled". This was after a convoluted explanation on the... Read more
262 related stories
30d
Christian Today
Cameron says he will let ministers campaign for EU exitBritain's Prime Minister David Cameron at a news conference after a European Un
Cameron says he will let ministers campaign for EU exit
Christian Today / Posted 30 days ago
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron at a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels. Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday bowed to pressure to allow government ministers to campaign to leave the European Union in an... Read more
67 related stories
30d
The New Statesman
Jeremy Corbyn's first reshuffle: the changes are small but important00:46: So, 34 hours, and what's happened? Michael Dugher is sacked from the sha
Jeremy Corbyn's first reshuffle: the changes are small but important
The New Statesman / Posted 30 days ago
00:46: So, 34 hours, and what's happened? Michael Dugher is sacked from the shadow cabinet - Maria Eagle replaces him as shadow culture secretary, Emily Thornberry comes from the frontbench to replace her as shadow defence secretary, while Pat... Read more
262 related stories
1m
The New Statesman
Parliament will debate the petition to block Donald Trump from the UK17:32: For those of you just joining us: Michael Dugher has been sacked as shad
Parliament will debate the petition to block Donald Trump from the UK
The New Statesman / Posted a month ago
17:32: For those of you just joining us: Michael Dugher has been sacked as shadow culture secretary (Some say he "Dugh his own grave" with his colourful assessments of the political situation). Maria Eagle has vanished from the public eye and it... Read more
262 related stories
1m
Croydon Guardian
Ministers to be allowed to side with eurosceptics in EU referendum campaignMinisters will be free to campaign on either side of the referendum on Britain'
Ministers to be allowed to side with eurosceptics in EU referendum campaign
Croydon Guardian / Posted a month ago
Ministers will be free to campaign on either side of the referendum on Britain's continued membership of the EU, Downing Street sources said. David Cameron has been under mounting pressure to suspend cabinet "collective responsibility", with several... Read more
67 related stories
1m
West Moreland Gazette
Ministers to be allowed to side with eurosceptics in EU referendum campaignMinisters will be free to campaign on either side of the referendum on Britain'
Ministers to be allowed to side with eurosceptics in EU referendum campaign
West Moreland Gazette / Posted a month ago
Ministers will be free to campaign on either side of the referendum on Britain's continued membership of the EU, Downing Street sources said. David Cameron has been under mounting pressure to suspend cabinet "collective responsibility", with several... Read more
67 related stories
1m
Daily Mirror
David Cameron told Tories could split after he offers free vote on EU referendumIn a major climbdown, the Prime Minister said Cabinet colleagues would allowed
David Cameron told Tories could split after he offers free vote on EU referendum
Daily Mirror / Posted a month ago
In a major climbdown, the Prime Minister said Cabinet colleagues would allowed to campaign for either side in the historic poll. But he has now agreed the Cabinet will not be bound by collective responsibility - the long-standing convention that the... Read more
67 related stories
1m
The New Statesman
Michael Dugher sacked: the latest on Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet reshuffleWelcome to the NS' reshuffle liveblog. 11.06: Dugher himself voiced anger at L
Michael Dugher sacked: the latest on Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet reshuffle
The New Statesman / Posted a month ago
Welcome to the NS' reshuffle liveblog. 11.06: Dugher himself voiced anger at Labour's lack of authenticity in light of its election defeat. He told me in an interview last May, following the general election, that Ed Miliband had "too many... Read more
262 related stories
1m
The New Statesman
Journalists need to stop exploiting children's social media profilesWelcome to the NS' reshuffle liveblog. 21:57: So, that's it. The end. No new m
Journalists need to stop exploiting children's social media profiles
The New Statesman / Posted a month ago
Welcome to the NS' reshuffle liveblog. 21:57: So, that's it. The end. No new moves, no new appointments, no sackings either. Jeremy Corbyn held long meetings with Maria Eagle and Hilary Benn - but we don't know what the upshot was. Charlie Falconer... Read more
262 related stories
m
Daily Mirror
Anger over Tory links to 'medicinal' E-cig brandA tobacco giant with close links to the Tory Party has become the first to get
Anger over Tory links to 'medicinal' E-cig brand
Daily Mirror / Posted 1 months ago
A tobacco giant with close links to the Tory Party has become the first to get a medicine licence to sell an e-cigarette as an anti-smoking aid. British American Tobacco’s e-Voke nicotine inhalers could now be prescribed to smokers on the NHS. The... Read more

People in this news