MEDIA: WHAT THE PAPERS SAY; Clarke enjoys renewed straight talking image
A number of pitfalls await Chancellor Kenneth Clarke over the next few
months as the country heads towards the election but at least, after the
Tory party conference, looking for another job won’t be one. In a
departure from his previous lacklustre speeches, this year’s performance
was variously described as ‘barnstorming’, ‘uncompromising’ and
‘commanding’ although he gave no promise to cut taxes and stood by the
single European currency.