But in truth 42 days is just one, perhaps the most salient example, of the insidious, surreptitious and relentless erosion of fundamental British freedoms.
We will have, shortly, the most intrusive identity card system in the world, a CCTV camera for every 14 citizens, a DNA database bigger than any dictator should have with thousands of innocent children and millions of innocent citizens on it.
We witness and assault on jury trial – that bulwark against bad law and its arbitrary abuse by the state, short cuts to our justice system will make our system neither firm nor fair and the creation of a database state opening up our private lives to the prying eyes of official snoopers and exposing our personal data to careless civil servants and criminal hackers.
The state has security powers to clamp down on peaceful protest and so-called hate laws to stifle legitimate debate whilst those inside Parliament get off Scot free.
This cannot go on it must be stopped and for that reason today I feel it’s incumbent on me to take a stand.
I will be resigning my membership of this House and I intend to force a by-election in Haltemprice and Howden.
This is not some liberal leftie, but the Conservative Party Shadow Home Secretary, David Davis. Davis is a former member of the SAS and on the right of the Conservative Party economically. He shows a regard for civil liberties is not confined to those of one political persuasion.