Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP

'Ken' Clarke is Secretary of State for Justice (the Ministry of Justice was a joke 'department of State' in the popular TV series "Yes, Minister"), and Lord Chancellor. Between 1998-2007 he was deputy chairman and a director of British American Tobacco, which notably lobbied against stronger health warnings on tobacco products. Some weeks ago, I e-mailed Ken at his constituency office and asked his views on the proposals to ban the display of tobacco products. Maybe (from a man who wears brown suede shoes in the House of Commons) unsurprisingly, I have received no reply to date and, frankly, I do not expect one because his position, in being a member of a government that is to promote this intended legislation, would seem to be a difficult one to explain.

Maybe, I should just add that Ken is not in our pantheon of style icons.

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