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has resigned. And will fight in the bi-election against the Tories for his own seat.
Then again I give a fuck about politics.
i really wish i would take an interest because at the end of the day its things that will in the future, and probably do now, affect me.
Politics is actually very interesting.
and I have a fucking degree in it. Barely crossed my mind in the years since.
and I found myself saying "hmm, that actually makes sense."
So, not fighting as a Tory then?
I'm confused here. He's resigned, to re-stand?
Apparently "without backing of the conservative party".
I'm still a bit confused.
I don't think you can just change your allegiance without a further man date
I'm really confused.
It's not very clear.
So it seems like he's saying he'll be standing as an independent for the concept of less 'nanny state'.
This is interesting because we know that polls imply the majority of the British public wanted the 42 day thing. So he's presumably banking on people being against other things even if they're for that act.
He's still standing as an official Tory in a completely safe seat.
Labour should call his bluff and not put up a candidate either.
David Davies - Independent
Amanda Hugenkis - Monster Raving Fascist Party
Well there's an electoral choice the people will relish.
David Davies has a seat. Which he's resigned from, to re-stand in a by-election, to protest against something that another party have implemented?
I don't really get what he's doing. Is he drunk?
This seems like the most stupid thing ever.
he articulated his party's position on...
I am also mildly baffled.
He seems to be the only person who can understand him.
I can't get no respect these days.
it'd be nice if he didn't rejoin afterwards.
Unless he's trying to get a groundswell of grassroots support to challenge Cameron and start ANARCHY IN THE TORY PARTY.
This conspiracy theory is balls.
When really the 42 day thing has been headline stuff for weeks now.
he should join the DUP and then CREATE ANARCHY FROM WITHIN and force them all to think like him.
and a little worried at this feeling of some respect for a tory that i have. this is new...
though it's true that it's a little futile. it's a shame no-one from labour (so far) has the balls to do the same. surely that would have a far greater impact.
but it is still something that needs attention drawn to it, being so clearly just wrong. principles was probably never a good word to use with reference to a politician though, was it?
I'll give you that.
Asked about Mr Davis' resignation, Tory leader David Cameron said: "It was a personal decision, a decision he has made."
and by setting himself up like this, he should be able to bring the issues that the bill raises (and the various concessions and backroom dealings made to get it through this round of voting) into a more public forum than it had been originally. Perhaps then, by debating the policy in public people will see the bill for the awkward messy (dangerous) piece of work it really looks like. Which can only be a good thing when it's passed so unscrutinised by public discourse so far.
While opinion polls may have been saying that the public broadly supported this detention without trial (got to wonder about the wording of those questionnaires I think), during the debates the Gov't supporters couldn't come up with any solid evidence that this legislation is really even necessary.
He didn't like the outcome of yesterday's vote, but it was done according to accepted parliamentary procedure.
What a posturing cunt the guy is.
If Labour don't field a candidate the whole thing could collapse on itself as a silly empty gesture, or make them look like cowards with no decent arguments - depends if the press keep paying a lot of attention to it.
is sufficently important, and the decision sufficently abhorent, to take a particular stand on it.
I'm not entirely sure why that makes him a posturing cunt, but I understand your cynicism. That said, I've actually been impressed with him since the leadership was decided, has struck me as a bit less of a self serving knob, and I'm undecided on whether or not this is a good idea.
What I do agree with is that it deserves more attention, its not a great piece of legislation really, and the apathy of the general public is a bit frightening.
there's a good arguement to be made that we're all sleepwalking into an Orwellian nightmare here. or an Orwellian Knightmare. Imagine that. Bad CGI and children drinking gin.
rumour has it
the most poignant political protest since Bobby Sands' (rip) hunger strike.
Let us all hope the people of Haltemprice and Howden acknowledge this unprecedented demonstration of individual democracy.