Scottish Daily Mail

BLUN­DER THAT GAVE US THE HUMP

- an­drew.pierce@dai­ly­mail.co.uk

CHAL­LENGED to name his big­gest po­lit­i­cal clanger after 45 years in West­min­ster, Tory grandee Ken Clarke says: ‘I’m al­ways very guarded about that. Nowa­days, politi­cians are not al­lowed to get away with their con­fes­sions of fail­ure.’

But he did con­fess to the Durham univer­sity news­pa­per, the Palati- nate, that he re­gret­ted, in his first de­part­men­tal job (in the trans­port min­istry) in­tro­duc­ing much-hated road humps.

Most peo­ple, though, would say his big­gest blun­der was his ob­ses­sion with try­ing to get Bri­tain to join the euro (which cost him his chances of be­com­ing Tory leader).

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