Monday 24 November 2008

Ken on form

Despite speculation, Ken Clarke has publicly said that neither he, nor anybody else, should replace George Osborne as shadow chancellor.

The Rushcliffe MP's name has been one – the other was William Hague – bandied around as someone who could rescue the Tories' waning financial policy.

But the former chancellor said such a change would be a huge political mistake.

However it's worth noting that the Government seems to be picking up on Ken's suggestions recently, even if Cameron isn’t.

He was the first to call for a cut in VAT and for using the dualling of the A46 as part of a public spending programme, both of which should be announced in the Pre-Budget Report later today.

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