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Just when you think they’ve managed to get the roof on the house, all the walls fall down. Yes, you may have thought the Labour party had sorted out its embarrassing conflict about how to get rid of Tony Blair. But today up pops the formidable Charles Clarke, former home secretary, telling the prime minister in waiting Gordon Brown that he’s stupid.
Absolutely stupid for not condemning the people who triggered the crisis in the first place. And now other ministers have popped up to condemn Charles Clarke.
It’s an interesting tactic from Mr Clarke, either he never wants to be in cabinet again or he thinks that the only way Brown will be able to construct an eclectic will be to have a notorious rebel in its midst, i.e. as of today, Charles Clarke.