Ken Clarke’s Send-Off

 

mdi-timer 30th October 2019 @ 12:59 pm 30th Oct 2019 @ 12:59 pm mdi-comment Comments
Ken Clarke: I’ll No Confidence a No Deal Government

Ken Clarke told the World At One this afternoon that he would be prepared to back a no confidence vote if the UK was heading for No Deal, even if it was proposed by Labour. The former Chancellor says he could not countenance No Deal because he is pro-business, so has decided he would vote in a way that could usher in Britain’s first Marxist government. Impeccable logic…

“It might trigger an election, it might trigger a change in Government without an election… I am not going to vote in favour of a Government that says it is going to pursue policies that are totally incompatible with everything the Conservative Party has stood for.”

Labour are already pencilling in a possible no confidence vote for Thursday 25th July, one day after the new PM takes office. Now Chris Davies has been recalled by his constituents the Conservatives command a Commons majority of four with DUP help. After the Brecon and Radnoshire by-election this is likely to fall to just three…

mdi-timer 24th June 2019 @ 3:02 pm 24th Jun 2019 @ 3:02 pm mdi-comment Comments
Ken Clarke: Burka is a “Peculiar Costume”, “A Kind of Bag”

This was Ken Clarke speaking about the burka on the BBC in 2013. He criticised it as a “peculiar costume” and a “kind of bag“, said it should not be worn while giving evidence in court, but opposed a ban in public.

 “I do think it’s a most peculiar costume for people to adopt in the 21st century, but that’s not to me for decide, when they’re not engaged in some serious issue such as giving evidence. That’s the bit that I think it’s almost impossible to have a proper trial if one of the persons is in a kind of bag.”

Clarke’s language did not cause any reaction from Tory MPs at the time. Do Anna Soubry and Heidi Allen think their Remainer hero should apologise calling the burka a “bag”? Why didn’t the then Home Secretary Theresa May say Clarke should apologise? Almost as if the whole Boris row is about Brexit and the Tory leadership…

UPDATE: A few weeks back Clarke slapped down Sayeeda Warsi and said she was being “sensitive” about Tory Islamophobia. Where was the Remainer outrage then?

mdi-timer 8th August 2018 @ 8:56 am 8th Aug 2018 @ 8:56 am mdi-comment Comments
Sleepy Swayne Nods Off During Clarke Remain Speech

Desmond Swayne appears to nod off during Ken Clarke’s droning remainer speech in the Commons. Definitely deliberate from Dessy, he must have known he was in shot…

mdi-timer 16th January 2018 @ 3:14 pm 16th Jan 2018 @ 3:14 pm mdi-comment Comments
Ken Clarke Tells Blair: Brexit is Inevitable

Ken Clarke tells Niall Paterson:

“I’m pessimistic about staying in the European Union. Parliament voted by an enormous majority to be bound by this referendum. I think myself it’s inevitable we are going to leave the European Union.”

A reality check for Tony Blair and ultra Remainers indulging his fantasies…

mdi-timer 10th September 2017 @ 11:39 am 10th Sep 2017 @ 11:39 am mdi-comment Comments
Ken Clarke Standing Again

Ken Clarke IS standing again, despite most news outlets reporting he was to retire. His office say: “He’s putting himself forward to be the Conservative candidate for Rushcliffe in June.”

At last some good news for the ‘saboteurs’… 

mdi-timer 19th April 2017 @ 4:03 pm 19th Apr 2017 @ 4:03 pm mdi-comment Comments
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