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Ken Clarke forgets to check the microphone has been switched off

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Tue 05-Jul-16 14:22:27

news link here ink{http://news.sky.com/story/1721982/watch-ken-clarke-ridicules-tory-candidates\news.sky.com/story/1721982/watch-ken-clarke-ridicules-tory-candidate]]s} with handy transcript below. You'd think an old hand like Clarke would have spotted that.

Meanwhile, Buzzfeed has tried to explain what is happening to the Americans. This made me laugh a lot.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Tue 05-Jul-16 14:23:32

Sigh. Messed up the first link. Second try: link

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Tue 05-Jul-16 14:36:31

Third try wink

Ken Clarke

todayitstarts Tue 05-Jul-16 14:37:31

Hiya
I couldn't view the sky one but found it here. Bloody hilarious! Thanks for that, it's made my day. Always had a soft spot for old Ken.

The buzzfeed one is brilliant too.

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Tue 05-Jul-16 14:39:06

Seems like he's talking a lot of sense, nothing for him to be ashamed of smile

AgingJuvenileBinkyHuckaback Tue 05-Jul-16 14:40:48

That's fantastic grin I don't think he said a single word there I disagreed with.

2nds Tue 05-Jul-16 14:42:31

Is there an uncut version?

Don't these two know that nothing is off the record with news crews?

sunnydayinmay Tue 05-Jul-16 14:42:33

DH just showed me the link. Bet he absolutely knew that the mike was on. wink

2nds Tue 05-Jul-16 14:44:32

It won't go down too well with certain people but ah well lol

AgingJuvenileBinkyHuckaback Tue 05-Jul-16 14:46:31

Ooh, no, just checked back and he said he'd vote for Crabbe in the first round, so I definitely do disagree with him on that.

DailyMailEthicalFail Tue 05-Jul-16 14:51:07

What a berk!

Unless it was deliberate????

Butteredparsnips Tue 05-Jul-16 14:54:29

The KC excerpt feels quite staged to be accidental methinks. Funny though. I like the Buzzfeed attempt to explain it all, it really is beyond satire now.

Chris1234567890 Tue 05-Jul-16 14:57:05

Its been on repeat on sky for the last hour.....it is funny....... sitting in a tv studio, mic'd up.....oh dear.

Thegirlinthefireplace Tue 05-Jul-16 15:01:53

Aging, although he did also say he didn't know any of his views, so it sounds rather like a vote to keep things open and interesting rather than because he agrees with him on. Anything.

Thegirlinthefireplace Tue 05-Jul-16 15:03:11

I agree with most his comments but it's still raw enough that i still feel gross about I'm Alright jack Tories laughing at how amusing this whole situation is.

WaitroseTrolley Tue 05-Jul-16 15:17:43

It certainly wasn't intended as a secret conversation as the people around him could hear it.

Helmetbymidnight Tue 05-Jul-16 16:14:12

Awesome!

CaptainBrickbeard Tue 05-Jul-16 16:23:19

I love the Buzzfeed article. It made me really laugh...and then I remembered it is all actually true and I thought about crying instead.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Tue 05-Jul-16 17:14:06

Yes, that's about the size of it, CaptainBrickbeard.

<reflects on appalling state of the country - starts to crave gin>

JudyCoolibar Tue 05-Jul-16 17:19:27

I think it's great hearing the views of politicians once they're no longer bothered about their personal careers. That's when the truth comes out.

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Tue 05-Jul-16 17:28:59

It was excellent - two tory veterans saying what they really think "well you and I served under Thatcher".

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Tue 05-Jul-16 17:44:51

The Buzzfeed is excellent too:

It’s like a terrible cross between Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones, except it is real and it is happening to us.

Yup. I don't have the right emoticon to express myself...

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