Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: British Shadow Home Secretary, David Davis, Resigns To Protest Worsening Plight of "Big Brother" Britain's Increasingly Subjugated Subjects...

12 June 2008

British Shadow Home Secretary, David Davis, Resigns To Protest Worsening Plight of "Big Brother" Britain's Increasingly Subjugated Subjects...

We never could make up our minds about (now,ex) Conservative MP, David Davis. We were never sure what to make of the man.

Until today, that is.

Now we know.

He's a man with principles. He's a man with a social conscience. He's an honourable man. And, the new 42 day detention debacle has been the last straw for him, as it has been with so many ordinary people. He's an honest politician. He's not prepared to put 'party' before people. He's a half (at least), decent bloke and he's come out of the poli-closet to prove it.

Today we watched David Davis make a personal stand and heard him read a personal statement from the windswept steps of the House of Commons. He has stood up to be counted. He has publicly stated how sick and tired he is of Blair+Brown & Co's Big-Brother Britain under 'New Labour'.

David Davis resigns from Commons

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.

Mr Davis told reporters outside the House of Commons he believed his move was a "noble endeavour" to stop the erosion of British civil liberties.

The 59-year-old is one of the best known Tory MPs and his resignation came as a complete surprise in Westminster.


In his resignation statement, Mr Davis attacked the growth of the "database state," government "snooping" and the destruction of civil liberties.

"This cannot go on. It must be stopped and for that reason today I feel it is incumbent on me to make a stand," he told reporters.

"At least my electorate and the nation as a whole will have had the opportunity to debate and consider one of the most fundamental issues of our day - the ever intrusive power of the state into our lives, the loss of privacy, the loss of freedom and the steady attrition undermining the rule of law," he said.
Read the rest of this BIG news report. And, see and hear David Davis read his public statement/declaration.

David Davis, we salute you sir.

Herewith we append the full text of your most welcome, bold, brave statement.

And to all those whom it may will concern, we recommend it's reading.

Likewise ...

... see also, Habeous Corpus.

Then ... see for yourself ... the legendary "Magna Carta".

The Great Charter of English liberty granted (under considerable duress) by King John at Runnymede on June 15, 1215.

(Cross posted at 'appletree')

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Anonymous Rosemary said...

I'm late in welcoming you back, Old Brit, but very welcome you are! Looks like others may not yet have discovered you've returned.

I've been mostly offline for awhile, so I am VERY behind in things, especially correspondence.

This news about David Davis is quite encouraging. Let us hope others will follow his example.

I hope you have taken note of my favorite Congressman and the moves he is making regarding impeachment. Historic stuff. Check articles and comments at Common Dreams.

5:20 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Davis intended to give his resignation speech inside the House of Commons - BUT HE WAS OVER-RULED. See the Youtube video here.

2:28 pm  
Anonymous jultra said...

David Davis has proven himself to be a great man. I think everything he's done here is right.

He will take a lot of heat and a lot of scorn but he's done a tremendously courageous thing and shown up the Tories (and I'm speaking very much as a long time Conservative) as a bunch of hot air and fluff as an opposition this crushing police state being erected around everybody.

It's a shame more people don't have the courage of David Davis, and I think this is going to get me to come out of my blogging hiatus.



8:53 pm  

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