19 June 2008 Daftness Abounds The spat between Culture Secretary Andy Burnham and Liberty's director Shami Chakrabarti is unseemly Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up Andy Burnham was daft to suggest that something inapproriate was going on between David Davis and Shami Chakrabarti. The Labour Party should stop sniping and put up a candidate if it has the courage of its convictions. I disagree with David T on Harry's Place who says Shami is also being daft in threatening to sue. I think Burnham should have just issued a gracious apology. But his posting on the matter is very entertaining. › Oops we broke EU rules Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!