Like Diane Abbott, David Davis has been a stalwart defender of civil liberties and, at least latterly, a stalwart opponent of unwise wars.
But he has to go.
And he is not the only one.
Several members of the 2015 intake, mostly women, are members of the Shadow Cabinet.
Yet all the concentration is on Jess Phillips, whose career as a media turn has been founded on an incident of the verbal abuse of Ms Abbott.
Phillips's position is no more tenable than Davis's, and her removal from it is infinitely less regrettable.