Saturday, June 14, 2008

Cameron's leadership questioned as Grieve signals Tory flip-flop on 28 days...

More turmoil for David Cameron today as the man he hastily appointed to replace David Davis as Shadow Home Secretary signals a u-turn on Conservative support the current 28-day limit for detention without charge for suspected terrorists.

David Cameron's judgement in promoting Dominic Grieve after David Davis threw his toys out of his pram was already being questioned - specially within Conservative circles.

As highlighed yesterday on The Spectator website, the man who would be Home Secretary should the Tories win the next General Election, apparently described the actions of the 7/7 London suicide bombers who murderered 54 people and injured hundreds in London as 'totally explicable'.

And today, Dominic Grieve's comments in the Daily Telegraph calling for a limit of less than 28 days are surely further evidence of the divisions, farce and flip-flops of David Cameron's leadership.

It's worth remembering that it was not long since the Conservatives - including Cameron, Davis and Grieve all voted in the House of Commons to increase the maximum detention period without charge to 28-days.

What an incredible can of worms David Davis has opened...


Brynley said...

Shadow Home Secretary Dominic Grieve can fight his own battles, but I would not rely on this article from the Spectator website to fight yours, Phil.

The jist of it seems to be that Dominic Grieve and other mainstream figures are failing to sign up to an anti-Muslim agenda.

You can also speak for yourself Phil, but I really would not wish to quote them uncritically, nor would I want to rely on a quote from Dominic that lasts for only two words. Could we have the rest of his sentence or is that just too embarrassing for you?

fairdealphil said...


thanks for your comments.

not relying on The Spectator, but noting what they have to say.

in fact the quote the first part of the story relies on - hints of a Tory u-turn on their previous support for 28 days - is in the Daily Telegraph - link provided in my post.

the second strand of the story - what the man who is now Shadow Home Sec said about the 7/7 suicide bombers was also in the Daily Telegraph at this link:

it's not me who's embarrassed!