Alan Clarke is the member of parliament for Plymouth Sutton, where he longs for a "proper" role as a Minister in Thatcher's governme...更多>
Alan Clark: There's no point in dodging it, when you're out, you're out. Alan Clark: Sex actually is all women think about when they don't know an answer. Alan Clark: Crazy spastic headline in today's Sunday Express. Really, I am Dutch, though slightly put out. So what if we did do a bit of bending and stretching. Alan Clark: I didn't realise until too late the prestige I commanded. Alan Clark: I should never have left the House of Commons. Alan Clark: My enemies are rampant. Alan Clark: Actually they're just a lot of old has-beens, all leaving public life. Alan Clark: He was pathetically glad to hear praise. Jane Clark: You are utterly odious. Alan Clark: I think this is going to be a very bad year. Jane Clark: I wish you wouldn't keep on saying things like that, I really dislike it. Alan Clark: It is simply time to go. Alan Clark: Gosh I'm glad to be out of it. Alan Clark: If I'm being really honest with myself, I dreaded the general election and resigned my seat because I thought we were going to lose. Alan Clark: I am doomed now to the wilderness. Towards tidings of men and events. Alan Clark: The whole year stretches before me in which there is nothing but nothing to tie the structure to. Alan Clark: There was a time I could have held both of these women, now it's simply a form of torture. Alan Clark: There are no true friends in politics, we're all sharks circling and waiting for traces of blood in the water. Alan Clark: I really am most terribly sorry Tom. Alan Clark: I think what saddens me most is the so near, so far experience of MOD. My defence review has become an irrelevance, despite its wisdom. Alan Clark:
Now we live in a squalid scrabble. It's nonsense to say we're better off. We're catastrophically poorer.
Alan Clark: If I am sacked, it is for saying what I believe and what is manifestly true. How much consolation is that? Some I suppose. Alan Clark: I am so short of time, and yet it seems I do nothing with the time that I have. Alan Clark: More and more I'm convinced that time is the most important commodity there is.