David Davis

The Road to Batley and Spen, (part two).

And thence to the wilderness?

Midshipman Johnson rules the wavesMidshipman Johnson rules the waves

George Orwell was a Socialist and prior to WW2 Socialism was the go-to cult of the more flamboyant section of the middle class. As we have seen the natural tendency of people like Orwell to preach on the subject was much of the reason his publisher did not like the second half of ‘The Road to Wigan Pier’. As Orwell had spent some time at Eton I think we can see the problem from the point of view of the publisher. History shows that on a general level Socialism fell out of favour with much of the population. However, the middle class are known for their determination to save others from themselves. And now the go-to cult for those intent on cutting a dash is ’wokeism’ which is very similar. It relies upon large amounts of money which the practitioners don’t have. Thus they are bound to spend other people’s money to get the desired result. Here we should remind ourselves of the thoughts of Margaret Thatcher, how Socialism eventually fails as you run out of: ‘other people’s money’. That sentiment is generally dated as coming from a TV interview she gave in 1976 and still applies today, though now we have:‘levelling up’. We part dealt with that slogan in the first section of this double post. The Conservative party cling to the notion that this slogan is a winner. What they fail to spot is that it is in the same league as:‘for the many not the few’.

David Davis, the real star of the Tory conference?

Civil liberties, found only at the fringe

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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.

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