Conservative Politician, Father of the House of Commons
Ken Clarke is one of the longest serving MPs in the country, he has served in every Conservative Government from Heath to Cameron, including laying foundations for growth as Chancellor under John Major. He argues that the big global problems are deficit and debt, which have to be addressed. An outspoken Europhile he also considers the prospects for Brexit negotiations and the UK’s new role in world.Throughout his time in politics, Ken has maintained liberal and pro-European views often at odds with many in his party. His comments on industry and the economy have always commanded headlines, sometimes because of his close direct links to business. Ken has served as Deputy Chairman and a director of British American Tobacco, as Chairman of Unichem and Deputy Chair of Alliance Unichem, and as a non-exec director of Independent News and Media.