Bungling Home Secretary Charles Clarke did NOT offer to quit last week over the freed foreign convicts scandal.Also Clarke apparently kept the news about the lack of deportations from the Prime Minister for three weeks.
He told the BBC he had offered to go — which infuriated Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The PM stormed out of the Commons on Wednesday after being humiliated about his refusal to accept the "phantom" resignation.
Clarke has given an interview to the EPD24 website stating:
At the end of the day, my own political future depends on my own strength of character dealing with the points that are raised, first, secondly on the support of my own political colleagues, and thirdly and most importantly on the decisions of the prime minister.So does he still have that support? I doubt it. A letter accepting Clarke's resignation is bound to be sitting on Blair's desk. When will the letter offering it arrive?
If I lost that support, that would be different. I hope I will continue as home secretary.