Too old to be a child star, Too young to take leads
Really Charles Clarke's outbursts are getting more and more self-deluding and embarrassing for both him and the Party.
It isn't his age that disqualifies Charles from being a future leader of the Labour Party, it's the lack of judgement exhibited in his interventions, and his record of non-delivery at the Home Office.
A shame, because he is a highly intelligent guy with good politics. He needs to find a role, but the interviews he has periodically given don't help him or Labour.