Kenneth Clarke

Ken Clarke Tells MPs To Work Together Across Party Lines To Secure 'National Interest' Brexit

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics

Ken Clarke has called on MPs to “rise above tribal arguments” to achieve a “cross-party” agreement on what sort of Brexit Theresa May should t...

Theresa May Hits Out At Ken Clarke: 'I Locked 'Em Up, He Let 'Em Out'

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May hit out at arch Tory Remainer MP Ken Clarke at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday. “When I was Home Secretary and he was Justice ...

114 MPs Vote Against Triggering Article 50 In Attempt To Block Brexit

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn suffered a significant rebellion against his order to vote for Brexit on Wednesday evening, as more than a fifth of Labour MPs voted aga...

Ken Clarke Makes Fun Of Mad Hatter Brexit Optimism In Pro-EU Commons Speech

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics

Ken Clarke was applauded by some MPs today as he delivered a staunch defence of the European Union, mocked the optimism of the Brexiteers and confirme...

Child Sex Abuse Stories Buried Under EU Referendum Hysteria

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK
Tess Finch-Lees

The historic child sex abuse inquiry, led by Justice Goddard, announced yesterday that it was fast tracking claims that child migrants sent to Austral...

Middle-Aged White Man Fails To Purge Himself

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Comedy

A reshuffle aimed at purging middle-aged white men from the cabinet has failed to purge the middle-aged white man leading it. It is also thought th...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Bad Week For Dave

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 26 June 2014... 1) BAD WEEK FOR DAVE Poor Dave. The first half of this week was all about phone hac...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cuts, Cuts And More Cuts

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 22 June 2014... 1) CUTS, CUTS AND MORE CUTS You think austerity is bad now? The vast majority of the ...

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 | 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... More T...

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...