There is a curious born again feeling about the (so far) public declarations of support for David Davis. There are some like Tim Collins, BBC 's RentaGobshite on War, Iraq and military pride, you wouldn't really want to travel on the same bus with ... Lord Patel was involved from Day 1 with Craig Murray in successfully unseating the evil Jack Straw in Blackburn in May 2005 - fighting on a single issue ticket.
In this neck of the psephologists dugout we are anxiously waiting for David Shayler to appear ....
UPDATE : The exciting news is that Lord Patel has (with the help of Toni Fabuloso on Make-up) been appointed Official Speechwriter to Miss Gemma Garrett prospective MP for Haltemprice and Howden.
The full texts will be available at her special webpage here.
The first task is to draw up a list of all the legislation which David Davis (59, and boy he looks it) and the Conservative Party have supported the Government which reduces freedom, increases surveillance, proscribes expression of what, where and when a citizen may express their views, maintains databases inaccessible to the public about their movements and personal Details - CCTV - Automatic Number Plate Recognition - Travel (especially to the USA) - DNA (many held by Private companies) - Fingerprints (run by a US defence company) - Bank Transactions (Swift) etc., etc.,
Any help in drawing up this detailed list would be very welcome.
For example :
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
2000 CHAPTER 23 (Full text) Which received Royal Assent on 28 July 2000
HMG Explanatory Notes are here
There is a website that tracks the use of this Act : Regulation of Investigatory Powers Information Centre
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (full text) Which received Royal Assent on 18 November 2004
HMG Explanatory Notes are here
It is worth noting the Act "confers a power on Her Majesty (or in certain very limited circumstances, a senior Minister of the Crown) to make regulations if an "emergency" has occurred or is about to occur. ...Subsection (1) defines "emergency" for the purposes of Part 1. Events ..... disruption of fuel supplies.
All these speeches will be in the context of The Police State Road Map which if you haven't read it you should, it is available here http://www.policestateplanning.com/chapter_1.htm
Gemma Garret will show that the Conservative Party and their Shadow Home Secretary and wannabe leader David Davis have agreed with every piece of legislation over the past 10 years the only time they have forced a vote in the House of Commons is over 42 days detention without charge in the current Counter Terrorism Bill.
That vote was not to enforce a long held freedom, to defend an ancient right, they gave those away a long time ago, it was held purely to embarass a hounded Prime Minister. Nothing wrong with that, but it doesn't give you bragging rights on the Magna Carta and habeas corpus.
Gemma Garret will ,through a series of superb speeches lay bare the way for a Police State has been prepared, relentlessly and with bi-partisan zeal, and in conjunction with Governments of Foreign Powers.