Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Hatless

I have a new post up at Oncemore.

"Ken Clarke has finally thrown his hat in the ring and is the first to officially announce his intention to run for leadership of the Conservative Party.

His candidacy cannot be dismissed easily. The *BBC* suggests that he has widespread support across the country amongst Conservatives and non-conservatives alike, essential for winning the 2009 election. A significant minority of Conservative MPs, the immediate electorate, could also support him. Ken Clarke is well known, well respected and experienced, essential traits in modern politics when compared to potential rivals."

The post continues at Oncemore.

1 comment:

Astolath said...

George Monbiot wrote an interesting piece in The Guardian last week, outlining reasons why Clarke is unfit to be leader of the opposition: http://www.monbiot.com/archives/2005/08/23/burnt-out/

I've provided the link to Monbiot's own site rather than the newspaper article, as he lists the sources for his information.

An interesting read...