Ken Clarke Reveals His Biggest Political Mistake... And His Answer Is Hilarious
18 April 2019, 16:56
Veteran Tory MP Ken Clarke revealed his biggest mistake as a politician to James O’Brien, and his answer had the pair in stitches.
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During a discussion about his near 50 years in the Commons, Mr Clarke admitted the decision he most regretted taking as a politician.
“The moment you admit a mistake, you’re never allowed to forget it,” he said.
“One of my first jobs when I was a junior minister of transport, I introduced road humps.
“Now, every time I go along a road with a blasted hump… [they’re] every 200 yards.”
James quipped: “At least they didn’t name them after you - Clarke Humps!”
To which Mr Clarke replied: “That would have been really hard to shrug off.”
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