David Davis resigns from Commons: “Shadow home secretary David Davis is resigning as an MP to force a by-election which he will fight on the issue of the new 42-day terror detention limit.”
“In truth, 42 days is just one – perhaps the most salient example – of the insidious, surreptitious and relentless erosion of fundamental British freedoms.” Davis listed the growth of the “database state,” government “snooping” ID cards, the erosion of jury trials and other issues.
“This cannot go on. It must be stopped and for that reason today I feel it is incumbent on me to make a stand,” said Mr Davis.
“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.
(Via BBC News.)