There are many good lines in the Ken Clark interview: privatising Royal Mail, dismantling BIS, his fitness regime, his admiration for Mandelson and so on. There were also some striking remarks on the timing of a spending review that are worth highlighting.
Clarke basically argues that it would be senseless to conduct a spending review debate in the run up to an election. I’m not sure it is quite Tory policy, but he makes some interesting points. Read more