16 Aug 2019

Ken Clarke says he ‘wouldn’t object’ to being caretaker PM

There are many offers to lead a government of national unity in an effort to stop a no-deal Brexit – the latest from Tory grandee Ken Clarke, who said he ‘wouldn’t object’ if people believed that was the only way forward. Meanwhile Jeremy Corbyn says he’s “disappointed” at the Lib Dem leader rebuffing his offer to become a caretaker prime minister. But is all this talk of alternative governments at all viable? A former strategist for Theresa May says it’s no way of stopping Boris Johnson.