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  Davis resignation could backfire
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Last EditedRBH  Jun 12, 2008 06:13pm
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News DateFriday, June 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionDavid Davis' dramatic resignation yesterday - in protest at government plans to hold terror suspects for 42 days without charge - looks set to backfire.

The ex-shadow home secretary said he had to take a stand against 'the slow strangulation of fundamental British freedoms by this government'.

Mr Davis, who has forced a by-election in his seat, added: 'This cannot go on. It must be stopped.'

But his move looked set to backfire last night as rival parties said they would not enter a candidate to fight him. He would be automatically re-elected if no one competes.
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