The Staggers 26 February 2012 Charles Clarke, Labour's lost leader "I could have done better than Gordon Brown." Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 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 For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!