Few have held as many senior posts in the British government as Ken Clarke. The list includes Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary, Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, Education Secretary, Health Secretary and Minister without Portfolio. Throughout his political career, Mr Clarke has been an economic and social liberal, an internationalist and a strong supporter of the European idea. In a recent conversation with OxPol, Ken Clarke discusses his memoir, A Kind of Blue, his political legacy and his disapproval of this year’s Brexit referendum. It is quite likely, he argues, that we will be seeing a recession by next …

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