As David Davis resignation stunt continues to stutter he seems to have turned in to one of those drunks who sways in front of city centre statues in the early hours of the morning shouting, “Come down here and fight, you cowards”. He is opening up the big debate, inviting everyone from Tony Benn to David Cameron to come up and join him, to help him to defeat… Miss Great Britain, a pub landlord and a whelk stall owner. The latest attempt to
flog the dead horse breath life into his publicity stunt campaign is to challenge the President of ACPO to a debate in Haltemprice and Howden. Phew, that should pack ‘em in. Are they selling tickets on ebay? Davis throws down the gauntlet…
“If Ken Jones really wants a serious and balanced debate – without misrepresentation of either side – I invite him to debate me in Haltemprice and Howden on any date of his choosing.”
Try the last week in July, Ken. His media stunt will be over then and even less people will be interested.
In one sense Davis has succeeded. He has successfully turned an important issue about civil liberties into a complete and utter bloody farce.