LA News Release, David Davis: Campaign Contribution from the Libertarian Alliance, 14th June 2008

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Release Date: Saturday 14th June 2008
Release Time: Immediate

Contact Details:
Dr Sean Gabb on 07956 472 199 or via

David Davis: Campaign Contribution from the Libertarian Alliance

The Libertarian Alliance, the radical free market and civil liberties policy institute, today pledges £100 to the by-election campaign of David Davis, should there be a poll. It is the first, or among the very first, to make such a pledge.

Libertarian Alliance Director, Dr Sean Gabb, says:

 "Many of us in the conservative and libertarian movement have spent the past eleven years watching our country turn into a more genteel copy of East Germany. We watched this at first with horror, then with outrage, more recently with quiet despair.

"Now, at almost the last moment, David Davis has stood forward as the nearest we can expect to a champion. He opposed the Government's identity card scheme. He led opposition to the Government's administrative detention law (The 42 day limit). He has resigned his seat and is standing in the by-election so that some of us can have a referendum on the Labour police state.

"If there is a poll in his constituency, Mr Davis needs our support. We want a high turnout. We want a crushing victory for Mr Davis over any opponent who dares show his face. When Mr Davis returns to Parliament, we must ensure that he has the fullest right to look the Government in the face and say he speaks for us in defending our liberties.

"The Libertarian Alliance is not a wealthy organisation. But we pledge £100 to Mr Davis for his campaign if there is a poll in his constituency. The moment nominations have closed, and if there is more than one candidate, we will send our cheque to: 

David Davis
c/o Conservative Association
Haltemprice & Howden Constitutency
32 Main Street
East Yorkshire
HU10 6BU

Phone: 01482 657938
Fax: 01482 657575

"We encourage all other organisations and individuals who seek to defend freedom also to give - to give according to their ability. This is not a time to think of party or any other sectarianism. We ourselves have no illusions about Mr Davis. He has spoken and voted on other issues in ways that we deplore. He will do so in the future. But we share his disgust for administrative detention, however it may be dressed in counter-terrorist clothing. We share his opposition to the march into Big Brother Britain. Therefore, we are honoured to be the first to pledge financial support for his campaign."

The Libertarian Alliance believes:

  • That no one should be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law:
  • That due process should include no detention without charge after 48 hours, together with all other Common Law protections abolished or eroded since around 1988


Note(s) to Editors

Dr Sean Gabb is the Director of the Libertarian Alliance. He is the author of ten novels and ten other books, plus about a million words of journalism. He can be contacted for further comment on 07956 472 199 or by email at

His latest novel, The Break, has been nominated for the 2015 Prometheus Award.

His recent book, Freedom of Speech in England: Its Present State and Likely Prospects, is a defence of freedom of speech without exceptions. 

Or his book, Cultural Revolution, Culture War: How Conservatives Lost England, and How to Get It Back, explains how its current ruling class has turned England into a totalitarian police state, and how this ruling class can be overthrown and utterly destroyed.

Or another of his books, Smoking, Class and the Legitimation of Power, explains how the current "war" on smoking has nothing to do with making individuals healthy, but everything to do with enhancing the power of a totalitarian ruling class, and enriching its relevant client groups.

You can see other books by Sean Gabb here.

Extended Contact Details

The Libertarian Alliance is Britain's most radical free market and civil liberties policy institute. It has published over 800 articles, pamphlets and books in support of freedom and against statism in all its forms. These are freely available at

Our postal address is

The Libertarian Alliance
Suite 35
2 Lansdowne Row
Tel: 07956 472 199