Tuesday 2 December 2008

Big beast to pounce

Big beast Ken Clarke was keeping his cards close to his chest today after reports appeared in the national press suggesting he would lead attacks in a Commons debate tomorrow over the Damian Green affair.

The Guardian reported this morning that the Notts MP and Michael Howard had been drafted in to head a Tory assault on Gordon Brown and Speaker Michael Martin over the affair.

What are likely to be heated discussions will follow a statement by the Speaker on why he let cops search Green's office.

Meanwhile Conservatives have accused the Government of trying to collude with Martin to come up with an acceptable story of who authorised what.

Ken would not confirm his involvement, but if he and Howard do lead the attack then it should be a decent show.