May 25th, 2011

Ken Clarke Having a Classic Nap

Well at least he didn’t open his mouth.

Photo via Anushka Asthana


  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    DM outburst on twitter.

    ‘Obama speech came alive talking about diverse societies. But not one non-white person on British establishment side of stage. #ToryBritain’

    • 2
      Anonymous says:

      And millions of illegal immigrant non whites outside #LabourBritain

    • 7
      Jolly Japes says:

      He’s right though.

    • 8
      Anonymous says:

      Does he/she think they should have drafted some tokens in? Tokenism. Isn’t that really offensive?

      • 10
        Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

        Fucking Liebore scum

        • 45
          Ed Moribund says:

          Progressive multiculturalism should be waffle waffle and interwoven into our DNA. Hard-wiring fairness into our constitution and blah blah blah. Investing in education yadda yadda while opposing Tory cuts in inbalances and consensual majority drone etc.

          I am committed to blah blah blah. Public services and NHS stuff, Tories eat babies waffle drone using the Lib Dems as a human shield while thingy doodah. Lecturing pious indignant whine, more stuff about opposing evil Tories and buzzwords which did well at the focus group last night. Radical progressive majority giblets. Policy initiatives in 21st-century buzzwordism and islamic multicultural Britain without borders and integrationist ideologies. (Pause for applause)

          Everything we think is pure and good so everything everybody else must be evil and blah blah blah. Progressive this, progressive that and multi-cultural radicalism in Britain today while educating and brainwashing via the BBC which the forces of evil would dismantle. Prattling and preaching to the converted, simper whimper drone waffle buzzword and radical idealism stuff. Please let me be PM so I can make Ed Balls chancellor, we really won’t wreck the country again I promise. Go back to your constituencies and prepare an omelette. (Pause for standing ovation)

      • 39

        Any kind of discrimination based on ethnicity is wrong, even ‘positive’ discrimination and tokenism.

    • 12
      Lord Taylor of Warwick says:

      No attendance allowance, no attendance.

    • 13
      AC1 says:

      Is that the Inclusive labour party, you know the one who got a husband of a minister a seat in an all-woman short-list.

    • 46
      Robert Mugabe says:

      Mike Hancock is innocent! As are David Laws, Lembit etc. Fcuk it, I’m to old and tired to type such a long list.

      Solidarity with my Lib Dem Brothers.

      No Shame

      By Any Means Necessary

    • 64
      Straight Talker says:

      Ken never fails to tell it like it is.

    • 73
      Poor Bill says:

      What Ken is hearing on his I Pod.

    • 99
      Blony Tair says:

      What about me, orange Tony? Is it because I is not orange enough?

      BTW – if you have red wine at lunch you need a snooze around 4-ish, so don’t knock Ken too much. He’s a great public servant even if he harbours stone-age views and is unable to put a sock in it until spoken to by Big Dave.

  2. 3
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    It wouldnt be cricket otherwise!

  3. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Someone spike his drink or something?

    • 23
      Selohesra says:

      The one in the middle appears to have gone too – it must have been dull

  4. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Cancer Clarke has heard it all before and he doesn’t listen

    • 32
      Anonymous says:

      I don’t blame him;who, on this side of the pond, wants to listen to a first term american president starting on his re-election programme.

    • 50
      AC1 says:

      Hello Sockpuppet Tat. Can you post these on you blog and post a link?

  5. 6
    Ken Clarke says:


  6. 9
    Fluffy Thoughts says:

    I’d rather sleep. Could you imagine how smelly that down-and-out, bearded Taff to Ken’s left must smell? And I bet it’s not just incence….

  7. 11
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    How is Gordons book selling?

  8. 15
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido,Why is this tagged “lib Dems” when it is about Ken clarke?

  9. 16
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Why does Michelle Obama think that her being first lady is an achievement? All it means is she married a man who managed to buy the Presidency, how is that an achievement?

    Climbing Everest is an achievement, walking on the Moon is an achievement, being first lady is not

    • 84
      Anonymous says:

      I agree. She really is so full of herself. What has she done and why should anyone listen to her pontificating.Now Sarah Palin- she is a sharp cookie.

  10. 17
    Martin Day says:

    Are these people part of the Jury in the trial of Regina V Chris Huhne (2011) ??

  11. 20
    annon. says:

    Good grief,how on earth did she expect him to deliver the words of others.

  12. 21
    Selohesra says:

    He was either bored shitless by the posturing fool or else Catweazle at the end put a spell on him

    • 31
      the kennington kipper says:

      Perhaps the Hush Puppies have finally gone to his head, the poor old duffer

    • 59
      Engineer says:

      He’s just practising good time management. He’s heard these state speeches before – lots of diplomatic platitudes and false sincerity from all speakers. Might as well save the waking hours for more important matters; after all, there’s a Test match starting tomorrow, so get some zeds in in advance.

    • 63
      Engineer says:

      Modded – try again.

      He’s just practising good time management. He’s heard these state speeches before – lots of diplomatic platitudes and false sincerity from all spe*kers. Might as well save the waking hours for more important matters; after all, there’s a Test match starting tomorrow, so get some zeds in in advance.

      (P.S. This vendetta against small round green vegetables is becoming a tad wearisome, Guido.)

      • 71
        The Paragnostic says:

        ë is your friend, Eng. Then you can write pëa to your heart’s content.

  13. 22
    Anonymous says:

    When I see scenes like that I feel more like cutting my throat.

  14. 28
    Gordon says:

    Sarah, can I have some more of that KY Jelly for tea tonight?

  15. 29
    Yob says:

    I can confirm that Kenneth DID have his mouth open for a good part of the lecture/speech/whatever it was. -He maybe even dribbled a little.

  16. 33
    Gordon says:

    I knew it was still 2008

  17. 35

    How many beards can you get in one audience?

    • 87
      Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

      It’s just occurred to me that herr huhne is miss trimminthatch’s beard…

  18. 36
    Stinkfinger says:

    I aint sayin they are gold diggers but Parliament aint messin with no broke N****s.
    Unlike the rest of us.

  19. 37
    Poor Bill says:

    What Uncle Ken is liswning to on his I-Pod.

  20. 40
    Ken Clarke should hurry up and drop dead of a heart attack. Hahaha says:

    Ken Clarke is a tub of lard. He may as well give criminals the keys to the jail.

  21. 41
    Sarah Twit says:

    Did you see him talk to my Gordo… for three, well at least two seconds. Tony hardly recognised.

    • 55
      nell says:

      And as gordon elbowed bliar out of the way and pushed himself forwards to make sure he was not ignored, omaha was thinking ‘OMG! not that ma ni ac again!’

      At least now omaha knows what it’s like to be st al ked

  22. 42
    not a machine says:

    Was he at Labours progress conference ? if so sound strategy , wish I had done it in 97 .

    Wonder if a rehash of his famous phrase works “EU bailouts are just taxation defered”

  23. 43
    Prisoners says:

    Ken Clarke is the criminals friend and good on him for treating victims of crime with contempt.

  24. 47
  25. 48
    BillyBob... No 'free' NHS treatment for immigrants, reform reform!! says:

    Chop off ‘is knob, the knob !!

  26. 53
    nell says:,2011-05-25

    Meantime, ROFL!!!, militwit’s spin machine said he and omaha met today to discuss how to launch an ‘inter’national mission to save……………the squeezed middle!!

    • 67
      Gordon Bruin says:

      Unfortunately, the only person that wants to squeeze my middle is that frightful woman I married. Even then, it requires a very robust corset.

    • 74
      The Paragnostic says:

      I blame Robert Nozick for the squeezed middle – you’d be squeezed too if you had all the politicians after you because they’ve read one of Bob’s books…

  27. 54
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Looks like the bearded git who believes in sky fairies managed to keep his mouth shut during the speech – a period of silence from that old fart is most welcome. And let us not forget that most religions seem predicated upon who gets to wear the biggest hat (eg Pope, Archbishop of Canterbury, Russian / Greek orthodox church etc…. Bugger theology, it’s all about hat size!

  28. 57
    Rod Hull Satellite TV Instalations Ltd says:

    I like him !

  29. 58
    Dick Robinson says:

    I see Obamania is still running wild over here (amongst the Westminster luvvies at least).

    • 62
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Well at least parliament didnt do anything today, so maybe not all bad.

    • 70
      annon. says:

      Watched Jane hill on the bbc talking in front of Buckingham palace,she was complaining about the noise from the helicopters overhead and the crowd.When the camera panned around,there was hardly anyone there.There were probably more helicopters in the sky than people.Those bbc luurves just can’t help themselves.

  30. 60
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    He should be put out to graze.

    • 65
      Engineer says:

      In a deckchair, with a pint and a cigar, behind the boundary rope just behind square leg?

      • 77
        The Paragnostic says:

        Just so long as he doesn’t nick my pint on the boundary when I’m fielding at third man…

        My excuse was that I could throw the ball furthest, but really it was the proximity of the clubhouse and frequent liquid refreshment…

      • 90
        Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

        Silly up the chuff, shirley?

  31. 61
    Ian E says:

    So, is Ken Clarke doing a Charlie Kennedy – too much drinking and both stamina and political judgement go: sound about right?

  32. 66
    Poor Bill says:

    More from Uncle Ken Clarke’s I-Pod.

  33. 76
    Tacitus says:

    Ken is twittering – he learnt it recently.

  34. 78
    Good Man says:

    Well done Ken. Nice to see someone who is not part of the PC brigade in government.

  35. 79
    What heat wave? What Obama? says:

    I’ve been out and about all day and not one person has mentioned Obamarama. Loads of complaints about the price of petrol and the crap weather.

  36. 80
    Snooze Control says:

    Didn’t he used to be a U-KIP ?

  37. 91
    Anonymous says:

    Ken as… JCs – Qc ZZzzzz

  38. 92
  39. 96
    Blair sack hunt says:

    Just seen barrys speech. What a waste of a bullet, could have had Blair and the scotch c.unt with one. It’s sooo difficult to find a good hit man these days.

  40. 98
    Anonymous says:

    Ken is merely exhibiting the wisdom of age. Far more useful to sleep than to listen to Dave or Obamarama.

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