The Justice Secretary Ken Clarke the told BBC Radio4's PM programme it was right that senior politicians were put under "veryclose scrutiny" but he also said:
– The Justice Secretary Ken Clarke
"There is a bit of a fashion at the moment, the media do tend to act as a bit of a pack and they are steadily working through my colleagues trying to find things to complain about.
Sayeeda (Warsi), I am astonished by some of the complaints against her. It really is pedantic, some of it."