London Lite Wednesday, 23 September 2009 former home secretary demands change of leader Brownmust quit for his owndignity, saysclarke Labour faces an election catastrophe under Gordon brown that will see it lose power for a generation, Charles Clarke warned today. The former home secretary launched a searing attack on the Prime Ministers decision-making. are we just going to stand by and watch the whole Labour ship crash on to the rocks of May 2010 and sink for a very long time? he asked. or are we going to try and do what we can to stop that happening? Mr Clarke said that without change Labour would be out for 10 to 15 years. He added that Downing Street under Mr brown was the weakest Ive seen ever in my life, and less effective than under Tory John Major. He rebuked ministers and MPs who had given up on the next election assuming they would return to power five years later. Those who by mark blunden Searing attack: Charles Clarke POST yOur iblOG reVIeWS aT thisislondon.co.uk/lite 1 Frankie Boyle: Mock The Week Musings (Frankie Boyle) 2 The Ricky Gervais Podcast (Ricky Gervais) 3 Friday Night Comedy From BBC4 (BBC Radio 4) 4 Best Of Chris Moyles Enhanced (BBC Radio 1) 5 Stephen Frys Podgrams (Stephen Fry) 6 David Mitchells Soapbox (channelflip.com) 7 The Danny Baker Show (BBC Radio 5 Live) 8 Transitions By Iain Banks (Hacette Digital) 9 Adam & Joe (BBC 6 Music) 10Sky Sports Sunday Supplement (Sky Sports) Source: iTunes.com TOP 10 PODCASTS Sound&Lite DVD box set Rewind To The 80s ColleCTion If you wear retro fashion but are too young to remember the movies, check out this cheesefest of 10 Eighties hits including flashdance, Pretty In Pink and ferris Buellers Day off. (Paramount, 59.99, cert 15) PaUl JosePh U2 close? PM with Bono after being named World Statesman Of The Year believe there is some kind of pendulum where we go out this year and come back next are completely and utterly wrong. Speaking to the Evening Standard, Mr Clarke dis- missed John Prescotts jibe, that Mr browns potential rivals are all pygmies, as pathetic. He went on: I think there are certainly four or five people in the current Cabinet who are abso- lutely capable of leading the party. His sharpest criticism was about the release of L o c k e r b i e b o m b e r ab d e l b a s e t a l i a l - Megrahi. I was at the memorial service in Lockerbie, said Mr Clarke. I also met Colonel Gaddafi in his tent ... and I know exactly what kind of person he is. It brings the country into disrepute when you have the president of the united States phoning up and saying it is wrong. It was a breach of faith. nThe Prime Minister has been named World Statesman Of The Year at a contest in New York. The award was presented on behalf of the Appeal Of Conscience Foundation -- which campaigns for religious freedom and human rights -- by henry Kissinger.