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Sunday 24 September 2006

Charles Clarke - supreme chump!

Not that I ever doubted it, but Charles Clarke proved beyond doubt this evening just why he was such a hopeless Home Secretary. He now regrets his outburst only a few weeks ago in which he characterised the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, with "absolutely stupid behaviour" and of being a "control freak". Not that I disagree with his basic assessment of Gordon Brown. No, it is the realisation of just how much emotional turmoil exists in Mr Clarke, as evidenced by his dramatic and sudden reversal of viewpoint, that is the most startling. Tony Blair may have lost his political touch, but one quite recent thing he got absolutely right was to ditch Charles Clarke.

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