15 June 2009
CHARLES CLARKE ON LABOUR'S PREDICAMENT
The former home secretary's interview with Andrew Neil on the BBC News Channel on Saturday night was widely trailed but only selectively quoted in the papers – and watched by almost no one. But it's worth watching in full here: Clarke says plenty of very sensible things about where Labour should go politically (greenery, constitutional reform, rationalising taxation) and also makes it clear, rightly I think, that Gordon Brown is very much on probation right now. He says that Labour could suffer meltdown at the next general election unless it gets its act together ... and at the moment I'm inclined to agree.
Posted by Paul Anderson at 00:21