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June 12th, 2008
post #103   general »

I’d never envisaged I’d be bigging-up a Tory MP, but the reason he’s doing this after this serious and terrible mistake is bloody good to see:

Shadow home secretary David Davis has resigned as an MP.

He is to force a by-election in his Haltemprice and Howden constituency which he will fight on the issue of the new 42-day terror detention limit.

update: 4 hours later, the Party machine has rolled on. The top news item at conservatives.com reads “Dominic Grieve appointed Shadow Home Secretary” (Yawn).

Interestingly their site became quite flakey when the story broke, impying they’re not used to much traffic - is it any wonder.

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