The Prime Minister isn’t the only party leader to be experiencing trouble from a Clarke.

Ken Clarke has just appeared on BBC1’s Daily Politics show and confirmed his unhappiness at David Cameron’s plans to commission another policy group to draw up a new British Bill of Rights.  The former Tory Chancellor and head of Mr Cameron’s democracy policy group attacked the proposal as "xenophobic and legal nonsense".

He also confirmed that he hadn’t been consulted about Mr Cameron’s intentions – even though his policy group is looking at similar issues.  This only confirms ConservativeHome’s exclusive of last week about the repeated failure of the Tory leader’s inner circle to communicate with others.

Mr Clarke’s intervention is, ConservativeHome fears, only the beginning of the ways in which certain policy group chiefs and members may cause trouble for Mr Cameron…