Articles tagged with Ken Clarke
by Amber Elliott / 18 May 2011 13:52
It was never going to be an easy task for David Cameron – defending his justice secretary over an interview he hadn't heard.
Just minutes before PMQs started, Ken Clarke told BBC Radio 5: "That includes date rape and 17 year-olds having intercourse… Serious rape, I don’t think many judges give five years for a forcible rape, frankly, the tariff is longer for that and a serious rape where there’s violence and an
by Caroline Crampton / 18 May 2011 12:05
The row kicked off with these proposals on rape sentencing. The consultation is still going on, but it has been proposed that an early guilty plea could spare rape victims the ordeal of giving evidence and increase the conviction rate. Convicted rapists could also see their sentences reduced if they submitted an early guilty plea.
Ken Clarke then appeared on BBC5Live at 10.30 to defend the proposals. He said that the idea
by Caroline Crampton / 23 Mar 2011 17:25
There's been a lot of speculation about whether Ken Clarke did in fact nod off during George Osborne's Budget statement this afternoon, or whether he was just deep in thought. There's even money riding on it - Ladbrokes were offering 16/1 on the former chancellor dozing off earlier today.
His office denied it, but Chris Bryant MP tweeted confirming it, and now, Channel 4 News have got visual proof that he did
by Patrick Macfarlane / 01 Mar 2011 12:23
“It's the latest trendy thinking by the Ministry of Justice... Restorative justice is a fad.”
Conservative MP Douglas Carswell on hearing news that justice secretary Ken Clarke is considering scrapping jail sentences and large fines for shoplifting.
by Patrick Macfarlane / 01 Mar 2011 10:07
09:45 Mervyn King, Bank of England governor, is quizzed on the bank’s quarterly inflation report alongside MPC member Paul Tucker.
14:30 Nick Clegg looks forward to what promises to be a well-prepared deputy prime minister’s questions in the Commons.
16:00 Francis Maude, Cabinet Office minister, launches the New Local Government Network report on “shared services”.
Meanwhile David Cameron receives Afghan president Hamid Karzai at the start of a
by Patrick Macfarlane / 25 Feb 2011 14:35
This week has seen an escalation of violence in Libya as the prime minister, David Cameron, conducted his tour of Arab states.
Justice minister Ken Clarke announced his intention to press for European judicial reform amid controversy about recent human rights rulings.
And in London, mayor Boris Johnson produced his yearly budget, while the ONS revealed that the UK economy had in fact shrunk by a further 0.1% beyond
by Patrick Macfarlane / 24 Feb 2011 09:46
18:00 Sir Gus O'Donnell, cabinet secretary, delivers a speech on managing cabinet government.
19:00 Lord Malloch-Brown, former Africa minister, talks at the Brookings Institute on the situation in north Africa.
Cabinet ministers Ken Clarke and Theresa May attend the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg.
And David Cameron, the prime minister, concludes his visit to middle eastern and north African states.