Brian Barder rightly points out that everything in the Guardian’s report of the tape of British suicide bomber Mohamad Sidique Khan is wrong.
He also lambasts Ken Clarke for his speech in which points out that the attack on Iraq made Britain a less safe place. I actually thought Clarke’s speech was pretty good – much better than anything we have had from a Labour Politician. Clarke was smart to draw attention to his consistent opposition to the war in Iraq, as this differentiates him from all the other candidates for leadership of the Tory party. He is right to question the attack on civil liberties being perpertrated in the name of reducing the risks of terrorism. And, as Tony Hatfield rightly says, he is one of the few British politicians to speak out on the appalling practice of "rendition". Clarke is the potential leader of the Tories that Labour fears most: fortunately the Conservative Party is likely to elect a leader who is liked by committed Conservatives rather than popular in the country as a whole.