Ken Clarke calls Tory Party too right-wing


Ken Clarke, the former Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer, has said in an interview with the New Statesman that “we’ve got a very good recovery at the moment” but that this “could be swept away if we start doing silly things”.

Clarke also said that:

“No one seems to be able to win elections nowadays. I belong to the Conservative party that usually won elections! Before 1992, the Conservative party had been the national governing party of the country for most of my lifetime. And most elections I fought the Conservative party had won. And now we haven’t been able to win an election for 23 years”.

When asked why this was Clarke replied that:

“[The Conservative Party] has become much too right-wing. Which I hope David will continue to seek to redress in coming times”.