Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Selling ciggies to the Vietnamese

If, as is expected, Ken Clarke does return to the political front line in the near future, expect a tidal wave of opprobrium hurled at him by commentators, bloggers and, probably, the Labour Party because he makes his money selling cigarettes to Vietnamese children. Except that he doesn’t any more. Sam Coates has spotted this:

Except for one fact: the Register reveals Ken Clarke doesn't work for BAT any more. In fact, he quietly retired from the role at the end of April.

My first thought was that this was deck-clearing, but April looks much too early for it to be more than a co-incidence. I suspect that the line will be used regardless of its accuracy in any event.

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