Tory resigns over strangulationof british freedoms heads up picked up from audio interview on alex jones (interview with kucinich http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article4120459.ece A significant minority, however, supported him. One contributor wrote: "This will take the debate on freedom into every living-room in our country. Many people don't even know that children are fingerprinted or that someone can end up being arrested and have their DNA taken just for throwing out the wrong type of rubbish." In his statement outside the Palace of Westminster, Mr Davis said he wanted to force a by-election to stop the "slow strangulation of fundamental British freedoms" by the Government, including the introduction of ID cards and the extension of detention without trial for terrorist suspects. Claiming the government would soon seek to pass laws imprisoning suspects for "56 days, 70 days, then 90 days," he said: "In truth, perhaps 42 days is the one most salient example of the insidious, surreptitious and relentless erosion of fundamental British freedom." Listing a string of what he said were government infringements on personal liberty - including a DNA database "bigger than any dictatorship", excessive CCTV cameras and an assault on jury trials - he said: "This cannot go on, it must be stopped, and for that reason today I feel it is incumbent on me to take a stand. "I will argue in this by-election against the slow strangulation of fundamental British freedoms by this Government. "Now, that may mean I have made my last speech to the House. It's possible. And of course that would be a cause of great regret to me. "But at least my electorate and the nation, as a whole, would have had the opportunity to debate and consider one of the most fundamental issues of our day.