David Davis' resignation isn't the moment when the mainstream meeja took leave of their senses, but it will be seen in that way. This episode is similar to the way that Labour failed on the economy far before the public acknowledged this self-evident truth. When I heard of his resignation I was rattled... for about 30 seconds. It is a political masterstroke. Politicians have a range of tools at their disposal, but no British MP has ever gone leftfield like this. For innovation, DD scores 10 out of 10.
2007 was a year when a raft of anti-democratic measures were proposed or enacted by Labour. The consequent news mostly ended up being chip paper. In 2008 David Davis made a stand. From ID cards to private coroner inquests, from 42 days to the bribes that helped force it through, Labour has disgraced our country. Regardless of who stands against him, Haltemprice and Howden 2008 will be a jamboree for liberty and freedom and I and many others will be there to make a stand. The political 'impact' is immaterial. I support DD and his stance on the issues upon which he is making a stand.