David Davis

David Davis, the real star of the Tory conference?

Civil liberties, found only at the fringe

David Davis MP David Davis MP
David Davis - if you mention his name in some quarters the reaction is extreme. There's a person I'd describe as 'traditional Tory', who goes into a tizzy and talks of a "toys out of pram moment"; this refers to Davis resigning from his parliamentary seat on a point of principle. It's like a man thing that is, real men don't do this. However, Davis and his principles are also misunderstood in more leftward leaning circles, look no further than the Guardian and dog-in-the-manger Michael White, here it would seem it's simply traditional leftie tribalism. It's tempting to assume that, as Davis upsets such a broad spectrum of people, he must be doing something right!

No to ID cards means just that, nothing less

Civil liberties are central to a healthy society

No means no!No means no!
There was so much wrong with Nulabour, ID cards and the database to support it were just typical. The Nucoalition will, we are told, do things differently; the plan is to sweep away the ideas of population control with Stalinesque tendencies but this has already attracted attention and the rearguard action and fight back has begun. My friends who listen to a lot of BBC Radio 4 tell me that the ever helpful beeb is always mentioning the 'value' of DNA to us all, or talking up the police and how difficult their task will be without draconian powers. Typical is the article in the Telegraph by Alasdair Palmer 'Why the coalition is set to bring us a rise in crime'.

David Davis MP, useful man

Why does Davis scare some Tories?

Davis and friend Davis and friend
David Davis is back in the news. William Hickey writing in the Sunday Express see HERE, thinks that he may come back to prominence following a Tory win in the General Election. At the Tory conference Davis was invisible; the reason for this? Well Hickey reports a comment heard at the conference: “David has never really been part of Cameron’s inner circle but many of them privately agree he’s still the best qualified to be Home Secretary if the general election goes to plan.” Naturally the name behind this comment is not revealed but we can assume it's neither a friend of Chris Grayling the current Home Secretary nor are they a member of the inner circle! So is this all fluff? Probably not.

Own goal?

Burnham fails fitness test

Ready for Mr Burnham Ready for Mr Burnham
Any thing's possible, so they say. While MPs from all parties in the House of Commons have expressed their opposition to the 42 detention legislation there is a lingering doubt about some of the support for David Davis. Are some of the more rubber-necked Nulabour types thinking that in supporting Davis they are wrong-footing David Cameron? Others take a less subtle approach and seem to put the boot in.

Take Andy Burnham for example, he is the member for the Leigh constituency of Greater Manchester and The Culture Secretary so sits in the Cabinet.

Daring Davis

He has dared and WILL win

Fine balance Fine balance
Dr Bob Spink, UKIP's latest acquisition, voted in favour of the 42 day detention plan. Thus he voted with Nulabour and against his old party the Tories. His explanation for this was that -

"he had to consider his 8,000 constituents who work in London, the front line of the terrorist threat".

But when Spink left the Tories for UKIP it would seem this group of his constituents were not the main reason for the move. In fact it is hard to see how any of his constituents played a part in the process, as he was expelled from the Tory Party. Also Dr Spink said that, along with many other MPs of all parties, he would be -

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