Monday, 30 June 2008

David Davis's militant tendency

'Libertarians from the left and right sometimes meet in the middle against an authoritarian state,' declared Tony Benn in announcing his support for David Davis in his Haltemprice and Howden by-election defence of civil liberties. Now, judging by a photo in the first email from the 'David Davis for Freedom' campaign, the former shadow home secretary has enlisted another left-wing icon in the fight against NuLab tyranny: the clenched fist salute.

Apart from the fact that they look a little less angry and a little more clean cut, this could be the Militant Tendency circa 1985. What does Davis have in store for us next? A weekly newspaper and a general strike?

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