Wednesday, 25 June 2008

"Liberty" and David Davis

Peter Hoskins in The Spectator believes that the row between Shami Chakrabarti and Andy Burnham is at an end. Or was his tongue firmly in his cheek?

My view is that most people would have recognised that Burnham's squib, crude and unpleasant though it was, was not a serious accusation of adultery. Behind it, though, was the "dog-whistle" suggestion that the director of Liberty, an avowedly non-party-political organisation, was colluding with the very Conservative David Davis. The aim, clearly, is to demean Liberty's reputation, and the things it stands for, by association.

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