I've just had to slightly rewrite my Saturday column for the Eastern Daily Press after Charles Clarke's latest outburst, in which he has called Gordon Brown 'stupid'. See HERE. Nick Robinson is worth looking at too HERE. What did Clarke hope to achieve? He's now annoyed both Brown and Blair. This means only one thing, as far as I can see. He's trying to position himself as the centrist candidate who isn't Blair and isn't Brown. Or is he? I just can't see what else he can be trying to do. Do feel free to enlighten me.
His comments are deeply damaging to Gordon Brown, especially as they are true. Brown could have stopped his little helpers with, as Clarke says, 'a click of his fingers'. But he didn't.
The ferrets in the sack continue to twitch.