Uk Politics: Cameron Faces Revolt Over Clarke
UK opposition leader David Cameron is facing a revolt by his shadow cabinet over his moves to bring Ken Clarke back to the mainstage of the Tory party. Clarke is one of the most popular and recognizable faces in the conservative party, but his support for the UK adopting the Euro has made him controversial.
A number of shadow cabinet ministers have told the Daily Telegraph that they are implacably opposed to a comeback by Mr Clarke the so called big beast of the Tory Party.
Mr Clarke, a passionate advocate of the single currency, has been linked to the post of Shadow Business Secretary or Shadow Chancellor in an expected reshuffle by Mr Cameron which could come as soon as this week.
Tory Party donors are also distinctly uneasy at the idea with one major benefactor telling the Daily Telegraph: "Clarke for Shadow Chancellor? Over my dead body. I would never give the party another penny."