Sunday, January 18, 2009

Return of the Hush Puppy bruiser

Clarke in Tory front bench return

Former Chancellor Kenneth Clarke will return to the Conservative front bench as part of a major reshuffle on Monday, BBC News has learned. Tory leader David Cameron has given the role of shadow business secretary to his former party leadership rival. The move will see Mr Clarke, 68, take on fellow returning big-hitter Lord Mandelson, in setting out how to help firms through the economic turmoil.

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4 thoughts on “Return of the Hush Puppy bruiser

  • inflation is eating my savings says:

    Good for public morale to have seasoned campaigners at the front (popular and unpopular). Presumably one reason why the Prince of Darkness is also back. Clarke voted against the Iraq war.

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  • Clarke sold cigarettes to children in the third world. This from an ex-Secretary of State for Health. A sociopath? Charming and convincing to the naive, but ruthless, cold and utterly selfish underneath the facade?

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  • waitingfor hpc says:

    i like him. a good man. he is the ebst head for the job.

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  • Agree with the above comments, Ken is a rounded individual (in more ways than one!) in contrast to the Oxford PPE to commons researcher to think tank to safe seat clones currently in charge of both Tories and Lib Dems, and waiting in the wings to take over Zanu-Lab when they are booted out.

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