But it is precisely because Clarke has been such a critic of Brown that he might return. What better way would there be for Gordon to show that he really is serious about this whole new ‘inclusive’ thing than by appointing a man who has been so critical of him to the cabinet?“
“None of us could come up with a reason why Gordon Brown would reward a man who has spent the last few months dissing him.”
If anyone is wondering whether Clarke would take a job from a man he’s called a “control freak” and accused of being “absolutely stupid”, the answer is yes. As he told The Times back in May when asked, "Yes is the answer to that question. I've enjoyed being in government... if it would be useful for me to serve I would like to do that."