Kenneth Clarke

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Is Dave 'Absolute Bonkers'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 13 January 2013... 1) IS DAVE 'ABSOLUTE BONKERS'? That's the question being asked by leading...

PICS: Ken Clarke's 10 Peculiar 21st Century Costumes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Speaking about Muslim women giving evidence in court, Ken Clarke said that the veil is "a kind of bag" and "a most peculiar costume for people to adop...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Sixty Two Billion Reasons To Stay In The EU

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday 4 November 2013... 1) SIXTY TWO BILLION REASONS TO STAY IN THE EU Is the pro-EU campaign in the UK do...

Caroline Frost

Clarke's Fears For 'A Fortnight's Savings' If Mortgage Rates Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Politics

The country isn't prepared for a rise in interest rates, as most people have only "two weeks' savings" to rely on before they are plunged into financi...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Want To Know How To 'Wreck The Economy'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 18 June 2013... 1) WANT TO KNOW HOW TO 'WRECK THE ECONOMY'? Kenneth Clarke knows how. From the Telegr...

The Misunderstood Crime Part 2

Grainne Gillis | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grainne Gillis

We have heard of the horrendous gang-rape in India. There have been several articles on how it is indicative of a patriarchal society. But this problem is not India's alone; and at least Indian citizens, both male and female, have been outraged enough to protest and demand change from their government - can we say the same?

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'A Collection Of Clowns And Angry People'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Monday 29 April 2013... 1) 'A COLLECTION OF CLOWNS AND ANGRY PEOPLE' Two things have become clear over the pa...

'Slowly Getting Out Of It'

PA | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Politics

The UK economy is "bouncing along the bottom" and could take another three years to heal, Ken Clarke suggested on Sunday. The Cabinet minister said...

Ken Clarke And Peter Mandelson Join Forces To Fight Eurosceptics

The Observer | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

Tory grandee Ken Clarke is joining forces with Labour peer Lord Mandelson in a historic cross-party bid to turn back the rising tide of Euroscepticism...

Kenneth Clarke Says Marriage Tax Breaks Will Go Ahead

PA | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK Politics

Cabinet minister Kenneth Clarke today backed away from comments suggesting that the Conservatives may not make good on a promise to give tax breaks to...

Victims of UK Contaminated Blood Scandal Speak Out

Ellee Seymour | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Politics
Ellee Seymour

Let's hope someone in government is listening.

UKIP? Just A Bunch Of 'Cranks'

PA | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Politics

Veteran Cabinet minister Kenneth Clarke has warned David Cameron that pandering to the Conservatives' right-wing core support on issues like Europe an...

Who's Who In The New Cabinet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Confused by UK politics? Not sure about who's who in the new Cabinet? Worry no more! Here's our handy guide to who's got the top jobs... Mo...

Cameron's New Cabinet To Meet For The First Time

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron's new Cabinet is set to meet for the first time after a reshuffle which was widely regarded as marking a shift to the right by the Conse...

Beethoven and Barenboim at the BBC Proms

Neil Simpson | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Neil Simpson

Kenneth Clark once noted that he could not describe 'civilisation' - but he knew it when he saw it. With Beethoven's fifth, sixth and ninth symphonies, I wouldn't attempt to form any description of what human civilisation is or represents - but I know it when I hear it.

Defamation Bill Aims To Reform Current Libel Laws

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

Major reforms of the libel laws which will see would-be claimants having to show they have suffered serious harm to their reputations, or are likely t...

Stars (And Critics) Give Thumbs Up To 'King's Speech' Stage Debut

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 27.05.2012 | Home

An odd mix of famous faces showed up to welcome The King's Speech to the London stage last night, around a year after the film triumphed at the Oscars...

Rights Review 'Rigged By Clegg And Clarke'

PA | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

An independent review into whether powers should be repatriated from Brussels is being rigged by Europhiles Nick Clegg and Ken Clarke, it was claimed ...

Whiplash Claims Pain In The Neck

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Politics

A summit of top cabinet ministers is to discuss ways to slash the number of whiplash claims forcing up car insurance premiums in Britain. In Januar...

Police Launch Manhunt As Prisoner Escapes From Hospital

PA | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK

A manhunt was under way after two prison officers were threatened at gunpoint and forced to release a prisoner on Wednesday. No one was hurt in the...

UK Torture Complicity Inquiry 'Scrapped'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics

The long-awaited inquiry into British complicity in torture is to be scrapped following the launch of fresh criminal investigations into claims of ill...

Cracks Begin To Show As Kenneth Clarke Breaks With Cameron On Europe

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics

Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke has broken ranks with David Cameron on Europe, saying that Friday's crucial EU summit is not a good time to be trying...

Legal Aid Cuts - Why Everyone Should Be Worried About Therm

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK Politics

As MPs prepare to consider the coalition's plans to cut £350m a year from the legal aid budget next week, Lib Dem MPs Tom Brake and Mike Crockart hav...

Clarke: Teenagers Could Face Jail For Knife Offences

PA | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK

Up to 400 16 and 17-year-olds could be jailed every year for threatening people with knives under Kenneth Clarke's plans to extend mandatory custodial...

Dangerous Drivers Could Face Five Years In Prison

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

Dangerous drivers who cause serious injuries on the road could be jailed for up to five years under new plans, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke has sa...