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I know it doesn’t do to speak ill of the recently departed, so here’s the nicest thing I could find that I’ve said about him:
“... for Clarke to accuse anyone else of being patronising is startling. He shares with Blair, and, to a degree, Kilroy, the firm conviction that the best way to be seen as an honest politician and a man of the people is to respond to any criticism—indeed, almost any question—with a sigh, a shake of the head, perhaps a smile, and the carefully studied impression that no-one else could conceivably understand the intricate complexities of what the stripling before them is begging them to expound on. It’s an unattractive trait in anyone, but Clarke carries it off least well, coming across like a shifty plumber about to charge you fifty times what the job is worth.” (from this post)

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ex_cornfedpi814
May. 5th, 2006 11:24 am (UTC)
I for one will miss his enormous jug ears.
carakins
May. 5th, 2006 11:33 am (UTC)
No more fun emails for me from nutters.
chiller
May. 5th, 2006 12:21 pm (UTC)
Let me add my icon to your collection of happy-people-with-hands.
webofevil
May. 25th, 2006 12:37 pm (UTC)
Splendid. I could actually email that to him, but I've a feeling I shouldn't.
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