ClarkekenExcellent performance by Ken Clarke on Andrew Marr’s programme in which in predicted that Britain wouldn’t join the Euro in his "political lifetime".

He said that it was a decision for David Cameron but that he hoped to play a role in the next Conservative government.  He wasn’t just in this for a spell on the opposition benches.

On the big story of the day – allegations in The Sunday Times that Labour peers were prepared to accept ‘cash-for-laws’ – he said that an independent investigation would be needed to establish whether "corruption" was present.

One question: It seems extraordinary that these peers will be able to keep their places in the Lords if they are found guilty.  Surely that needs to change?

6pm: Watch the interview.