David Davis, three days on

So the nasty Tory party is back in full force turning its briefings in vituperative fashion on (or rather – against) David Davis. Much of the Conservative Party’s establishment seems to wish to infer that he is mad or sad or bad.

I think he is none of these things and take it on face value – he really does feel passionately about this issue and felt something dramatic was required. The issue of detention without charge is of such high import in terms of the fundamental values we hold dear in this land that it is worth taking a stand on. I hold no brief for David Davis. I don’t agree with him on almost anything else – but on this (like Nick Clegg) I do.