Other than nabbing this week's prize for Stating The Bleedin' Obvious, lefthandpalm is moved to wonder why the justice secretary mouthing off about the economy?
Either he's warning the middle classes not to get all Egyptian because Ken Clarke is more Deng Xiaoping than Hosni Mubarak.
Or, is he hinting that the economic brain of the Conservative Party is not currently residing at 11 Downing Street.
1 - "Ken Clarke predicts problems for coalition when cuts hit home," by Ben Quinn. Published in the Guardian, 13th of February, 2011. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/feb/12/ken-clarke-coalition-cuts)