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Rare moment of admiration for a Tory

Watching the statement by David Davis a few minutes ago, I couldn’t help feeling just a tinge of admiration. Don’t worry – I’m not about to go blue on you all! But Mr Davis did speak passionately about the way in which this government has ridden roughshod over our traditional freedoms. The gamble he has taken is huge. By election voters can be a fickle lot.

If the reports are correct, and we don’t field a candidate against him, that will have removed his biggest obstacle to re-election. One thing is for sure, we will at least see this vital issue debated publicly over the next few weeks – and I welcome that.

Someone needed to take a stand on authoritarian government versus civil liberties. I will applaud him for doing that.