Clarke calls Clegg a "one nation Conservative".

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Tory Ken Clarke has told a fringe meeting at Tory conference that Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is a "one nation Conservative" and let it be known that Nick Clegg often refers to him as the "6th liberal in the cabinet".

tbg. is pleased such facts are realised by wiser political folk even if it is just in the 'Cabinet room'.

When asked about a possible referendum on the EU, Ken Clarke said people should be "cautious" when suggesting such promises in the 2015 Tory manifesto.

The news came as Ken Clarke warned Boris about concentrating on governance rather than trying to ape the Prime Minister.

Boris arrived in Birmingham earlier to cheers and chants of "Boris, Boris, Boris!" - no not at the Tory conference venue but at the train station.