Charles Clarke has given harsh interviews about his dismissal and controversies at the Home Office since then, directly attacking John Reid. I know I'm not alone in trying to think of such a harsh criticism of a minister by their immediate predecessor on their own side. Can anyone recall one?
But in scale it doesn't compare to Geoffrey Howe's famous denouncement of Margaret Thatcher, which rewrote the definition of a "dead sheep".
As I argue here, Clarke has made these comments now, in the midst of the World Cup, in order to minimise the damage done to Tony Blair.
I'm not sure about how relevant the whole clarke thing really is. As I argue in my blog its not as relevant as if he was saying whilst still part of the cabinet. If you want to read and comment, feel free to do so.
on that howe speech... I'm looking to see if I can get it as some sort of screensaver?...
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