Discuss David Davis to resign. in Current Affairs, News and Analysis on The Army Rumour Service; Just seen his speech on BBC1 and it would seem that he has issues with the way ZANUNL have slowly turned the law into a stick to beat individual freedoms with.He mentioned hate laws,protesting rights,identity ...
Just seen his speech on BBC1 and it would seem that he has issues with the way ZANUNL have slowly turned the law into a stick to beat individual freedoms with.He mentioned hate laws,protesting rights,identity cards,DNA data bases,CCTV coverage along with terror legislation.
Knight in shining armour or self publicising oppotunist?Personally I am strongly inclined to the former.If only the tory party had the courage to elect a man of principal over a Bliar-lite we may see some light at the end of a very long and dark tunnel.
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Latest is (quote) "his election campaign is personal and not backed by the full resources of the Conservative party"(unquote).
Could be that he will stand as an Independent then.
I hope he stays with the Tories,I would like to see him as PM one day.
Just watched his speech outside Westmister, citing erosion of liberties established since Magna Carta. Personally I don't think it is, but that's another debate, and when it has come to my civil liberties, no one said boo, so I'm ill inclined to jump up and down about other peoples.
The press is going on about the last thing the conservatives need is for him to stand on this issue, as it looks like a 'soft on terror' stance; I think they're wrong. As was pointed out David 'Double Tap' Davis was one of 'THEM', and I don't think an accusation of being soft on terror will stand with any right thinking people...then again...this is the UK...
He voted against the Bill, as did his party, didn't it? What does stepping down and calling a by-election achieve? In 2005, he was re-elected by a large majority. Labour came 3rd as they had previously. Recently, Labour got hammered in the local elections, so you would also expect them to perform badly regardless of the 42-day Bill.
In effect, if this is just some ploy to embarrass Cyclops, I don't see how it can. Labour will get a hiding regardless - and no doubt that is exactly how they will spin it: midterm blues!