Best prime minister we never had? Remainers hope to give Ken Clarke his chance to prove himself

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Clarke economic warning...File photo dated 5/3/2011 of Justice Minister Ken Clarke who has accused US and European leaders of "paralysis" and playing "short-term politics" amid fears the world could be engulfed in a fresh credit crunch. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday September 16, 2011. As George Osborne and other finance ministers gather for a crucial meeting in Poland, Mr Clarke warned that senior figures appeared "incapable" of dealing with the scale of the issues. See PA story POLITICS Euro. Photo credit should read: David Jones/PA Wire 
Yes We Ken [Clarke]? Credit: David Jones /PA 

Ken Clarke got stuck into politics at almost exactly the same time as the United Kingdom joined the European Union, campaigning as a young Conservative in support of its bid to join the then European Community. Now Remainers hope the elder statesman caps off his career by serving as the emergency prime minister who stops it leaving the bloc.

Mr Clarke said on Friday he would be prepared to lead a temporary government. 

"If it was the only reasonable way forward... I actually said to Jo when she managed to raise me that I wouldn't object to it. "

That Jo, was Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson who revealed that after being in touch with the 79-year old, who is known as the Father of the House,...

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