The Mail was less strident but the sidebar to the main story about shysters is equally deadly about Clarke:
One Government source described the stance of Mr Clarke, Attorney General Dominic Grieve and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on the issue as ‘limper than an elderly lettuce’. David Cameron will next week allow Tory MPs a free vote – ensuring Parliament will resoundingly reject the idea of giving votes to prisoners. That will pave the way for a defining showdown between Britain and the European Court of Human Rights. But yesterday Mr Clarke warned MPs against voting down a change in the law, insisting ministers must abide by the verdict from Strasbourg."MPs must assert British democracy on prisoner votes", says the Express.
"What happens if we defy Europe? Nothing", says the Telegraph.
"Get rid of the lazy bastard", say I.