“Sort out” means “Stop” eh, Mr. Clarke?August 17, 2019 Tim WorstallPolitics26 CommentsKen Clarke says he is willing to become caretaker Prime Minister to ‘sort Brexit out’ previousSo, here’s a question – football shirtsnextAs we said at the time, this was always going to happen 26 thoughts on ““Sort out” means “Stop” eh, Mr. Clarke?” Bernie G. August 17, 2019 at 8:11 am On the face of it a genial old buffer who’s fond of a drink and the odd Castella, wears Hush Puppies and crumpled suits, a birdwatcher who listens to jazz. What’s not to like; he reminds me of me. Purely subjective but on the rare occasion our paths have crossed I found myself unable to warm to the lad. His assertion the country will coalesce around a cuddly centrist administration is for the birds – and the Conservative Party will be toast. DocBud August 17, 2019 at 8:45 am A prime candidate for culling. The Meissen Bison August 17, 2019 at 9:13 am With his rubicund wibbly chops and hooded eyes poor old Ken Clarke is a man inured to failure so why shouldn’t he have another shot at still-born success? Stonyground August 17, 2019 at 9:33 am He has made no secret of the fact that he thinks that the proles voted the wrong way and that he knew best and therefore their wishes should be overridden for their own good. For this reason he is entirely unfit for any position within our Parliamentary Democracy. Mr Ecks August 17, 2019 at 12:05 pm He is a treasonous old SOS who should be hanged publicly next to Heseltine and a shower of other remainiacs. The more these fuckwits talk up their traitors plans the less chance they fucking have. Have they tried something on the day they might have had a chance a la Guy Fawkes. Your plans becoming known is–as old Guido found out–bad news. JS August 17, 2019 at 12:16 pm In finest Orwellian language “national unity” is somehow going to be achieved by a minority view being undemocratically imposed on the majority. A finer demonstration of the shamelessness of these people would be hard to invent. John Galt August 17, 2019 at 12:46 pm Ken Clarke always was an utter shit who should have been deselected in 1990 after stabbing Maggie in the back. Hanging’s too good for this tosser, although I could probably live with it if “Drawing” and “Quartering” were thrown in for good measure. BraveFart August 17, 2019 at 12:51 pm A coffin dodging old cvnt who, having failed in his political dreams, is looking for an epitath Steve August 17, 2019 at 12:54 pm Like how TPTB sorted out Jeffrey Epstein. Dennis, Wrath of God August 17, 2019 at 1:11 pm He is a treasonous old SOS who should be hanged publicly next to Heseltine and a shower of other remainiacs. Oops, someone left Heinrich’s cage open again. Jim August 17, 2019 at 1:52 pm Not really, 75 years ago we hung people who conspired with our enemies. John Galt August 17, 2019 at 2:04 pm I suspect that the reason that Tony Blair wanted to get rid of the death penalty for treason was that it was all too easy to visualise himself stood over the trap door waiting for the “short drop and sudden stop”. Personally, I think that the Albert Pierrepoint approach to hanging is a bit too gentle for the offence of treason. Piano wire from the lamp posts of Westminster and Whitehall being far more appropriate. Chris Miller August 17, 2019 at 3:10 pm Have they tried something on the day they might have had a chance a la Guy Fawkes. Visiting the Ashmolean in Oxford last week, I spotted Guy’s lantern among their exhibits. Dennis, Septic to the Masses August 17, 2019 at 4:01 pm Well, well, well… Now the British are all about killing folks in the name of peace, love and understanding. Who’da thunk it? John Galt August 17, 2019 at 4:16 pm In fairness Dennis, the British public were still mostly in favour of the death penalty when it was taken off the statute books by liberal politicians who “thought they knew better”. It is pretty much a pre-requisite for membership of the European Union, so it is possible that a newly independent UK might be able to have it restored as an option, but I doubt our MP’s would have the balls to go through with it. https://ukpollingreport.co.uk/blog/archives/3802 Stonyground August 17, 2019 at 5:57 pm I couldn’t bring myself to support it. Too many miscarriages of justice, too easy for the PTB to dispose of inconvenient people. John Galt August 17, 2019 at 7:50 pm Too many miscarriages of justice, too easy for the PTB to dispose of inconvenient people. Perhaps, but conversely, too many people who should have gone out sharpish were left around to enjoy the celebrity of their murders (Ian Brady, Myra Hindley, Ian Huntley, Peter Sutcliffe, Rose West, etc.) Even the promises post-abolition that “Murder means life in prison” have been eroded to the point where it is just a bump on the road for serious criminals. Dennis the Parochial Peasant August 17, 2019 at 8:28 pm In fairness Dennis, the British public were still mostly in favour of the death penalty when it was taken off the statute books by liberal politicians who “thought they knew better”. I wasn’t talking about the British public. I was talking about the bloodthirsty bastards on this thread. And where’s Ecks? It isn’t like him to soil a thread only once. Hong Kong, maybe? John Galt August 17, 2019 at 8:44 pm I was talking about the bloodthirsty bastards on this thread. In response to which I would take Barry Goldwater’s stance that “Extremism in defence of liberty is no vice. Moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.” Perhaps our current polity wouldn’t have become so corrupt and offensive to the ear if the shadow of the nose loomed over their dealings. John Galt August 17, 2019 at 8:46 pm *shadow of the noose* – obviously. This is not an anti-Semitic rant. moqifen August 17, 2019 at 10:36 pm Just like betteridges law of headlines, anything the Guardians keen on is a pile of shite. The Meissen Bison August 18, 2019 at 12:42 am @John Galt – That could be the title of Corbyn’s next election manifesto. Dennis the Peasant August 18, 2019 at 1:15 am Galt – Paradise on Earth is always just one execution away, isn’t it? John Galt August 18, 2019 at 1:23 am *Adds Dennis the Peasant to the list* Yes. DocBud August 18, 2019 at 6:32 am It’s not in the name of “peace, love and understanding”, it is in defence of freedom and democracy against those who would rob us of both. Mr Ecks August 18, 2019 at 11:08 am Just for clarity DtP –you aren’t the same individual as this Dennis the Multi-named Dickwad are you? Dennis Sickwad has a “Liberal” –in the American sense– reek –a Kalifornica or Noo Yawk leftist stink about him. Unless you have developed a split personality that doesn’t sound like you. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.