The simple, one word response?


Labour have confirmed they will not contest the by-election forced by the ex-shadow home secretary David Davis.

There are, of course, a great many reasons to resist being called out to fight; if the person doing the calling is a bully, or has no cause for the fight; or if there is no way that the fight cannot be fair.

However, in this instance it’s the bully that’s being called, and then not turning up. These are the issues that Gordon Brown has chosen to put front and centre, but he and his party won’t fight an election based upon them.

Hence, cowards…

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