WILL WESTMINSTER EVER GET BEYOND OUR KEN AND HIS ILK?
Kenneth Clarke - the man who put the "bleh bleh bleh" into 'blether' - has declared prison-number-rise and reduction in crime, unconnected.
Tobacco Baron Ken, also saw no connection between the number of tobacco addicts - sick and dying from their entrapment - as unconnected with BAT advertising and sale of cigarettes. (Like criminals, smokers made a simple choice to ruin their lives - apparently.)
Clarke sees a link between prosperity and criminality, but fails to see the link between BAT profit and hospital admissions.
This is just the sort of clear, conducive-to-the-good, thinking that we need in governance. And Clarke is yet another example of the (un)kind of person that is attracted to (and thrives in) the unhealthy Palace of Westminster.