Thursday, August 11, 2005

ken will stand, apparently.

Looks like Ken Clarke is finally about to commit to entering the Tory leadership race. Is this good news? I dunno. It's slightly disappointing that Cameron hasn't made up more ground on David Davis, and certainly true that Clarke remains the one Tory with the authority to lead the party (if not the membership). But will he just split the moderniser vote and let Davis through? Surely it's time that Clarke and Cameron joined forces with Clarke the leader in opposition and (optimistically) as PM for the first term, with Cameron the deputy and heir apparent. Otherwise they really run the risk of getting stuck with Davis - which would be good news for Labour but not very good news for the Conservative Party...

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