You read it here last week. Northampton South’s Labour MP Tony Clarke has admitted that he was involved in “minor hooliganism”. He was a young Inter-City-Firm thug. By ‘minor’ he presumably means he didn’t stab anyone. So when last he week he denied being an ICF thug, he was LYING.
Why did he try to Aitken his way out of the story, instead of saying “I was young and foolish but that was then and now I’m an MP.” – (the Dubya defence). Could it be perhaps that he is just another lying politician? Swing required to lose seat: 0.90% so I feel comfortable in predicting the phrase “TORY GAIN” will be the last word’s he hears as an MP on election night.
UPDATE: Hearing rumours that he is to announce his resignation from the Northampton Town Supporters’ Trust board.
“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”