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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