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Find long-term solutions, veterans tell party leaderships

October 13, 2014

Find long-term solutions, veterans tell party leaderships

Charles Clarke and Margaret Hodge at the Cheltenham Literary Festival

“Ministers and mandarins should put it at the top of their reading list”

July 22, 2014

“Ministers and mandarins should put it at the top of their reading list”

Thoughts on The Too Difficult Box from The Financial Times.

Charles Clarke on faith, politics and history

July 21, 2014

Charles Clarke on faith, politics and history

Challenging easy narratives in an interview with HuffPo’s Mehdi Hasan.

Sue Cameron on ‘The Too Difficult Box’

June 12, 2014

Sue Cameron on ‘The Too Difficult Box’

Sue Cameron considers policy that has escaped the too difficult box

Charles Clarke talks to Eastern Daily Press

June 11, 2014

Charles Clarke talks to Eastern Daily Press

Political parties must work together to solve the big issues

Daily Politics on ‘The Too Difficult Box’

June 10, 2014

Daily Politics on ‘The Too Difficult Box’

The Daily Politics show explore the issues in ‘The Too Difficult Box’

Home Secretary’s police gamble puts ambition above reform

May 29, 2014

Home Secretary’s police gamble puts ambition above reform

Don’t alienate police reformers, Clarke advises Home Secretary

Charles Clarke urges Church of England to change

February 18, 2014

Charles Clarke urges Church of England to change

The established church must represent all of Britain

Take Politics Out of Policing

February 14, 2014

Take Politics Out of Policing

Charles co-authored a piece for the Guardian calling for implementation of Lord John Stevens’ report on the future of policing.

Interview in ‘The Tablet’

February 8, 2014

Interview in ‘The Tablet’

Charles Clarke was interviewed for ‘The Tablet’ by James McIntyre

Is it time that London had it’s own Migration Policy?

November 19, 2013

Is it time that London had it’s own Migration Policy?

Charles Clarke participated in a debate organised by Westminster City Council

Britain without Europe – Europe without Britain

November 18, 2013

Britain without Europe – Europe without Britain

Charles Clarke participated in a discussion about the future of UK / European Union relations

Charles Clarke gives evidence in Phone Hacking trial

November 14, 2013

Charles Clarke gives evidence in Phone Hacking trial

Charles Clarke gave evidence at the Old Bailey for the Phone Hacking trial

BBC Radio 4 ‘Any Questions’

October 25, 2013

BBC Radio 4 ‘Any Questions’

Charles Clarke participated in BBC Radio 4’s ‘Any Questions’

Justice Across Borders Fringe

September 23, 2013

Justice Across Borders Fringe

Charles participated in a Justice Across Borders Fringe Meeting at the Labour Party Conference

Better Alternatives to Prison

September 17, 2013

Better Alternatives to Prison

Charles wrote on article for Progress upon the need to make alternatives to prison

EDP Interview on leaving Norwich

September 9, 2013

EDP Interview on leaving Norwich

Charles Clarke was interviewed by Annabelle Dickson

Impact on Ireland of UK JHA Opt-Out

July 25, 2013

Impact on Ireland of UK JHA Opt-Out

Charles Clarke chaired a European Council on Foreign Relations discussion about the impact on Ireland

Today Programme Interview about UKIP

December 1, 2012

Today Programme Interview about UKIP

Charles Clarke participated in a discussion on the Today Programme

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

November 16, 2012

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

As the results of the Police and Crime Commissioner elections came in, Charles Clarke issued the following statement:-

Police Commissioners

November 7, 2012

Police Commissioners

Charles Clarke was interviewed about the Police Commissioner elections.

Too Many Chiefs, File on Four

October 30, 2012

Too Many Chiefs, File on Four

Charles Clarke was interviewed about mergers of police forces in a BBC Radio 4 ‘File on Four’ documentary

Any Questions

October 26, 2012

Any Questions

Charles Clarke was one of the BBC ‘Any Questions’ Panel.

Today Programme Interview on EU Opt-Out

October 16, 2012

Today Programme Interview on EU Opt-Out

Charles Clarke was interviewed on the Today Programme, in a debate with Michael Howard about the government’s decision that Britain should opt out of its agreements on Justice and Home Affairs

Today Programme

August 25, 2012

Today Programme

Charles Clarke was interviewed on the Today programme about examinations and ‘grade inflation’.

Evidence to Lords Select Committee on Migration

July 18, 2012

Evidence to Lords Select Committee on Migration

Charles Clarke gave oral evidence to the House of Lords EU Sub-Committee F

Evidence to House of Lords Constitution Committee

June 13, 2012

Evidence to House of Lords Constitution Committee

Charles Clarke to the House of Lords Constitution Committee enquiry

Letter in support of the Euro

May 30, 2012

Letter in support of the Euro

Charles Clarke signed an Open Letter, appealing to European leaders to show compromise and flexibility in seeking to save the euro.

Week in Westminster

May 12, 2012

Week in Westminster

This interview with Steve Richards concerned the priorities for Labour in Opposition.

BBC Daily Politics

May 1, 2012

BBC Daily Politics

Charles Clarke was studio guest on this edition of the Daily Politics

Anglia Late Edition

April 19, 2012

Anglia Late Edition

Charles Clarke appeared on this edition of the regional TV politics discussion programme

Institute for Public Policy Research Blog on What Labour needs to do

December 20, 2011

Institute for Public Policy Research Blog on What Labour needs to do

Following the December 7th seminar, Charles Clarke blogged for the IPPR

Lancaster Student interview

November 30, 2011

Lancaster Student interview

Charles Clarke was interviewed by SCAN, the Lancaster University student newspaper

Daily Politics

November 11, 2011

Daily Politics

Charles Clarke was interviewed in a feature on the issues surrounding political resignations, particularly in the context of immigration

Progress

October 27, 2011

Progress

‘The student ‘Broad Left’, vintage 1970s, held a reunion in London

Daily Politics

October 11, 2011

Daily Politics

Charles Clarke on the first Daily Politics after the political party conferences

Daily Politics

Charles Clarke not seeking Norwich South nomination

September 22, 2011

Charles Clarke not seeking Norwich South nomination

Charles Clarke has issued the following statement indicating that he dies not intend to seek the Labour parliamentary

Call to Recognise Palestine

September 19, 2011

Call to Recognise Palestine

Charles Clarke has signed the following statement calling for the recognition of a Palestinian state by European governments:

Comment on National Crime Agency

September 16, 2011

Comment on National Crime Agency

Charles Clarke criticised the establishment of the National Crime Agency in an interview with Joshua Chambers of Civil

Tribute to Diana Lamplugh

August 26, 2011

Tribute to Diana Lamplugh

Charles Clarke paid tribute to Diana Lamplugh on Last Word, the BBC Radio 4’s weekly obituary programme

Eastern Daily Press

August 16, 2011

Eastern Daily Press

Following the August riots, Charles Clarke commented to the EDP, opposing the Government’s proposals for elected police commissioners:-

London Evening Standard

August 15, 2011

London Evening Standard

This piece argues that the Government should change its approach to policing.

Daily Politics

August 11, 2011

Daily Politics

Charles Clarke on a Daily Politics Special on the riots:- The Daily Politics

QuestionTime

June 9, 2011

QuestionTime

Participated in QuestionTime, being broadcast from Norwich.

This Week

May 12, 2011

This Week

Charles Clarke appeared on This Week on 12 May 2011

Making the case for AV

April 27, 2011

Making the case for AV

This piece explains why Charles Clarke is voting ‘Yes’ in the Referendum on the Alternative Vote. It was

Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects

April 4, 2011

Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects

Together with Jack Straw, David Blunkett and Peter Goldsmith I gave evidence to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on

UEA Paper

March 21, 2011

UEA Paper

Short article on ‘What Labour needs to do to win the next General Election’ for new UEA paper

How the East was Lost

March 14, 2011

How the East was Lost

Lewis Baston and Bob Blizzard launch ‘How the East was Lost…and how to win again’, an excellent analysis

Profile in the Norwich Evening news

February 21, 2011

Profile in the Norwich Evening news

Evening News Profile

This Week

January 27, 2011

This Week

Appearance on This Week alongside Micheal Portillo, discussing Andy Coulson, the phone hacking scandal and Sexism. First broadcast

Start the Week

January 10, 2011

Start the Week

Appearance with Andrew Marr, Nigel Lawson, Dambisa Moyo and Stephen Kinzer.on BBC Radio 4 Start The Week, presenting

This Week

November 26, 2010

This Week

Appearance on This Week alongside Micheal Portillo, discussing Ed Miliband, Tuition Fees and Immigration. First broadcast on the

Fabian Society / Next Left blog

Fabian Society / Next Left blog

This is an interview with Sunder Katwala, the General Secretary of the Fabian Society, for his blog. It

Policy Review Magazine

November 25, 2010

Policy Review Magazine

This article in Policy Review magazine in November 2010 addressed the way in which the Coalition was going

Vote Labour in North Norfolk

November 18, 2010

Vote Labour in North Norfolk

This speech criticises the position of the Liberal Democrats in relation to student tuition fees and makes the

This Week

October 15, 2010

This Week

Appearance on This Week alongside Micheal Portillo, discussing Tuition Fees and Ed Miliband’s first Prime Ministers Questions. First

Question Time

October 7, 2010

Question Time

David Dimbleby chairs the debate in Birmingham, scene of the Tory party conference. The panel includes former President

Finding the Killer Instinct

December 30, 2009

Finding the Killer Instinct

This blog was written on December 30th 2009. It makes the case for changing the Labour leadership in

Pre-Budget Report

December 14, 2009

Pre-Budget Report

This blog was written on December 14th 2009, at the time of the Pre-Budget Report. It argued for

Boris’s Bobbies

December 8, 2009

Boris’s Bobbies

This blog was written on December 8th 2009. It makes the case against the Conservatives’ approach to policing

Queens Speech 2009

November 18, 2009

Queens Speech 2009

On November 18th 2009, Charles Clarke made this speech in Parliament in the debate on the Queen’s Speech:-

The Independent

October 29, 2009

The Independent

This article in the Independent in October 2009 was a comment on the forthcoming appointment of a President

Policy Review Magazine

September 5, 2009

Policy Review Magazine

‘This article in Policy Review magazine in September 2009, before the Pre-Budget report, made proposals for the best

The Independent

July 25, 2009

The Independent

This article in the Independent in July 2009 was a response, and comment upon,  Labour’s defeat in the

Progress Lecture

May 23, 2009

Progress Lecture

This speech in London on September 23rd 2009 was the second in their “New Thinking for Britain’s next

Fabian Society

May 19, 2009

Fabian Society

This is a Fabian Society lecture on 19 May 2009, during the European Parliament election campaign, making the

Mail on Sunday

May 4, 2009

Mail on Sunday

This article in the Mail on Sunday in May 2009 made proposals about the need to clean up

Margaret Thatcher Anniversary

May 3, 2009

Margaret Thatcher Anniversary

This article was commissioned by the Eastern Daily Press to mark the 30th anniversary of `Margaret Thatcher’s election

Iraq is Changing

April 9, 2009

Iraq is Changing

This press statement, jointly with Charlie Falconer, summarises our assessment of the situation in Iraq on April 9th

New Statesman

September 4, 2008

New Statesman

‘This article in the New Statesman in September 2008 addressed the widespread description of all critics of the

Progress

May 5, 2008

Progress

This article for Progress in May 2008  proposed a forward-looking election strategy for Labour:-

Eliminate short-term errors and

Progress

February 6, 2008

Progress

This article for Progress in February 2008 urged Labour to focus on the future, rather than the past,

Policy Review

September 5, 2006

Policy Review

This speech made proposals for the steps that Labour needed to take in order to win the 2010

New Statesman

September 4, 2006

New Statesman

This article in the New Statesman in September 2006 addressed the political issues which Labour then faced to

Channel 4 – Despatches

July 16, 2006

Channel 4 – Despatches

Channel 4’s Despatches program. Investigation into the pros and cons of identity cards in the UK. First broadcast

Foreign National Prisoners Story

May 5, 2006

Foreign National Prisoners Story

Charles Clarke’s account of the history of the events which led to his dismissal

Labour Party Conference 2005

September 27, 2005

Labour Party Conference 2005

This was the Home Secretary’s speech to the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, on September 27th 2005.

Conference,

Since