Thursday, 12 June 2008

David Davies' Resignation is a PR Stunt

I am against the 42 day thing and other "erosions of our civil liberties" (all the more disgraceful coming from a Labour government) but I think that David Davies' stand down from his seat as an MP is nothing but a stunt and not a very clever one at that.

First there is the cost involved in all this, the wasted money; then there is the wasted time for his constituents who noe find themselves without an MP for however long it will take for Davies to be re-elected.

And that the bigger point, He has a majority of 5000, the Lib Dems have already said that they wouldn't put up a candidate and I don't think Labour should bother either (if nothing else but show up Davies), so Mr Davies is guarranteed to be re-elected... He is not taking any risk whatsoever. Unless perhaps the electors wake up and realise they have being conned.

Would he not have been better able to carry on raising the issues he wants to raise by staying in his position in the Shadow Cabinet, rather than becoming a backbencher?

Wouldn't it have been better for him to allow the media and the public to keep on focusing on those said issues, rather than focusing him?

oh, wait....

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