Friday, June 13, 2008

Farewell then, David Davis

Dear David,

Thankyou for all the hard work you have given to this party all these years. We all admire your principled stance on 42 days. A courageous move, as Sir Humphrey would have said.

It was perhaps a bit much for you to suggest that we should promise to repeal the measure once we are elected. You see that would be quite different. If we are in government, then more power for the state is all grist to the mill. It is only under Labour that these powers are dangerous.

You really shouldn't take all that "Liberal Conservative" stuff to heart. The words are opposites, you know; have you not read Hayek?

We wish you all the best in your by-election campaign, and hope to have you back in our parliamentary party soon. Or that MacKenzie fellow.

Best wishes,