Ken Clarke savages Boris Johnson’s extreme Brexit agenda as he’s removed as a Tory MP after 49 years

Ken Clarke laid into Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday evening after being removed as a Tory MP.

Clarke, who’s served as a Conservative since his election in 1970, had the whip removed after he voted against the government to allow MPs to take control of parliamentary business – designed to stop a no-deal Brexit on 31st October.


Speaking on BBC Newsnight about Johnson’s decision, Clarke said that he doesn’t recognise the Conservative Party anymore, after its takeover by right-wing Brexit extremists.

He said the party “had been taken over by a rather knockabout character… a Cabinet which is the most right-wing any Conservative Party has ever produced. They’re not in control of events.”

Clarke added that Johnson had talked “total rubbish” to rebel MPs when he met them in Downing Street yesterday – a meeting that was supposed to persuade them not to vote against the government.

Sticking the boot into Boris one final time, Clarke suggested that he hadn’t made his mind up whether to vote Conservative at the next election.

A damning indictment of Boris Johnson’s leadership, from someone who’s been a supporter of the Tories ever since the late 1950s.

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