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The EU: vital to Britain’s security

Six former home secretaries, including Charles Clarke, sent a letter to the Sunday Times making the case for Britain’s continued membership of the EU as a matter of national security. They argue that the pooled information and procedures of the

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The EU: vital to Britain’s security

Six former home secretaries, including Charles Clarke, sent a letter to the Sunday Times making the case for Britain’s continued membership of the EU as a matter of national security. They argue that the pooled information and procedures of the

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What does political leadership take?

Following on from Charles’ new series of books on British political leaders, the Cambridge News interviewed him on the subject of what it takes to be a successful leader, and how this is changing today. Read the interview here.

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What does political leadership take?

Following on from Charles’ new series of books on British political leaders, the Cambridge News interviewed him on the subject of what it takes to be a successful leader, and how this is changing today. Read the interview here.

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London, Paris and the future of communications

After the Paris attacks of November 2015, Charles Clarke discusses government responses to terrorism. The interview covers parallels with the London 7/7 bombing and the subsequent British policy environment, as well as the role of the EU in preventing attacks

London, Paris and the future of communications

After the Paris attacks of November 2015, Charles Clarke discusses government responses to terrorism. The interview covers parallels with the London 7/7 bombing and the subsequent British policy environment, as well as the role of the EU in preventing attacks

What lessons for Labour now? Progress reviews British Leaders

Relentlessly pressing home the case for the prosecution, Richard Carr argues that “At the last five general elections the British public has voted in favour of a prime minister who offers centrism, charisma, competence and confidence” – and asks what

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What lessons for Labour now? Progress reviews British Leaders

Relentlessly pressing home the case for the prosecution, Richard Carr argues that “At the last five general elections the British public has voted in favour of a prime minister who offers centrism, charisma, competence and confidence” – and asks what

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Total Politics reviews British Leaders

“Rigorous and satisfactory” is Total Politics’ judgement on the Labour and Conservative volumes, edited by Charles. The books bring a new angle to the classic judgements of historical leadership and force the reader to consider what really matters in politics.

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Total Politics reviews British Leaders

“Rigorous and satisfactory” is Total Politics’ judgement on the Labour and Conservative volumes, edited by Charles. The books bring a new angle to the classic judgements of historical leadership and force the reader to consider what really matters in politics.

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Stop apologising for successful policy, Clarke tells Corbyn

Charles Clarke takes aim at Jeremy Corbyn’s apology for tuition fees in the Times Higher Education supplement. He commented: “As far as apologies are concerned, I have no apology to make. I believe that the policy we put forward created

Stop apologising for successful policy, Clarke tells Corbyn

Charles Clarke takes aim at Jeremy Corbyn’s apology for tuition fees in the Times Higher Education supplement. He commented: “As far as apologies are concerned, I have no apology to make. I believe that the policy we put forward created

Corbyn is safe – for now

No convincing candidate nor programme exists for Labour moderates at the present time, argues Charles Clarke as he stresses the need for renewal among those who did not support Jeremy Corbyn in the recent Labour leadership race. Charles’ thoughts on

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Corbyn is safe – for now

No convincing candidate nor programme exists for Labour moderates at the present time, argues Charles Clarke as he stresses the need for renewal among those who did not support Jeremy Corbyn in the recent Labour leadership race. Charles’ thoughts on

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The Independent reviews British Labour Leaders

Gordon Brown gets a rough deal, concludes Andy McSmith, in his review of Charles’ latest volume. That is the result of the innovative “net seats” measure employed by Charles and his co-writers, offering a new way to slice the cake

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The Independent reviews British Labour Leaders

Gordon Brown gets a rough deal, concludes Andy McSmith, in his review of Charles’ latest volume. That is the result of the innovative “net seats” measure employed by Charles and his co-writers, offering a new way to slice the cake

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“Successful Tory leaders become champions of moderate reform”

Looking over the themes running through the new book on British Conservative Leaders, John Rentoul judges the marks of the successful Tory as assimilation of talent and a programme from other parties, while maintaining a cautious approach to change. Read

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“Successful Tory leaders become champions of moderate reform”

Looking over the themes running through the new book on British Conservative Leaders, John Rentoul judges the marks of the successful Tory as assimilation of talent and a programme from other parties, while maintaining a cautious approach to change. Read

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Corbyn’s Labour is on a path to the political margins

The Labour Party’s leadership race lacked a candidate of real change, which enabled Jeremy Corbyn’s purity-over-power campaign to triumph. Writing for The Mail on Sunday, Charles Clarke examines the consequences for British politics and what next for remaining Labour members

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Corbyn’s Labour is on a path to the political margins

The Labour Party’s leadership race lacked a candidate of real change, which enabled Jeremy Corbyn’s purity-over-power campaign to triumph. Writing for The Mail on Sunday, Charles Clarke examines the consequences for British politics and what next for remaining Labour members

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