Libertarians Support Davis
Posted by Patrick on Jun 12 2008
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LIBERTARIANS SUPPORT DAVIS
The Libertarian Party invites David Davis to "Join Us"
The UK Libertarian Party has extended an invitation to David Davis to join them, after the Shadow Home Secretary resigned as an MP over the 42 day detention law.
The party's Director of Communications, Chris Mounsey, said, "The Libertarian Party applauds David Davis' principled stand over this deeply illiberal measure.
"The Libertarian Party is the only UK political party which prioritises freedom and civil liberties above all else.
"As such, we feel sure that Mr Davis would be right at home in the Libertarian Party and invite him to join us."
Patrick Vessey, Leader of the Libertarian Party, echoed his colleague's sentiments:
"In this day and age, with spin and political corruption so commonplace that it's taken for granted that all Members of Parliament are simply in the job for what they can personally extract from the taxpayer, a man of rare integrity has reminded us all of the long democratic tradition in our nation.
"The Libertarian Party will not be standing against Mr Davis in the coming by-election, and will rather offer our total support to Mr Davis' campaign, whether he stands as a Conservative or Independent candidate."
Mr Vessey concluded: "Should Mr Davis find that the party of which he is currently a member does not share his grave and quite justified concerns about the continuing erosion of our precious civil liberties, he would be welcome to join the only British political party for which these issues are a matter of core principle, rather than purely the stuff of sound-bites."
NOTES FOR EDITORS
1) The Libertarian Party was founded on 21 November 2007 and officially launched on 1 January 2008. The party's website can be found at: http://www.lpuk.org
2) Libertarianism is a political philosophy based on support for individual liberty: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarianism
3) Libertarianism is a broad church, but the UK Libertarian Party is broadly minarchist in outlook: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minarchist
Last changed: Jun 12 2008 at 2:38 PM
I fully agree with this stance. Davis is to be applauded for putting his seat on the line on this issue. Can we see more of this please over other issues, such as the surrender of our country to the undemocratic EU.