Politics 26 February 2012 Charles Clarke, Labour's lost leader "I could have done better than Gordon Brown." Print HTML From an extended interview in today's Sunday Telegraph, former Labour minister Charles Clarke says: I could have done better than Gordon Brown. I think that under almost any other leader we would now have a hung Parliament and be in coalition with the Liberal Democrats. And (helpfully for his party) has this to say about the current leader: I don't see Ed as weird and geeky, but it is a correct reporting of the situation to say that many people do see him as weird and geeky › Morning Call: pick of the papers Jon Bernstein, former deputy editor of New Statesman, is a digital strategist and editor. He tweets @Jon_Bernstein. Subscribe More Related articles Michelle Obama's powerful speech demolishes Donald Trump without even mentioning his name In defence of expertise: it’s time to take the heart out of “passionate” politics Why do the words “soup, swoop, loop de loop” come to mind every time I lift a spoon to my lips?