If I had doubts as to David Davis's campaign, this Grauniad piece removed them. He has succeeded in starting a genuine debate even in Labour's Pravda. Marina Hyde's attack on Andy Burnham could scarcely have been more virulent had it been written by a libertarian blogger. I only hope that there are free historians to write as she predicts.
"When the history of this unedifying period comes to be written, it will ... speak of a ruling elite that never engaged in debate where character assassination would do. I suppose we should be grateful that they're currently limiting the personal attacks to public figures like Chakrabarti, who are practised enough to take it, as opposed to the likes of David Kelly, who patently wasn't."