While the Tory party has been trumpeting David Davis' courage in risking his political career to make his political point, there's an example of real courage. On the PM programme yesterday, Ian Pannell interviewed an MDC voter who had been taken with his fellow supporters to a 'meeting.' They were lined up and told that they were going to be taught a lesson for voting for the MDC. They were then badly beaten and the victim reported that some people died as a result. When their attackers left, the people were warned that if the vote went the same way during the run-off, then they would return with bullets.
Even though this man was lying in a hospital bed after sustaining a thorough beating by Mugabe's goons, he was still determined to vote MDC when the election run-off is held later this month.
That is political courage over a point of principle.
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