As published in Wired Magazine: David Davis: Parliament insulted our democracy with surveillance bill One year ago, the government passed emergency legislation granting itself widesurveillance powers to collect telephone and internet metadata. The flawed Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (Dripa) was forced through Parliament in a single day, with insufficient time for proper debate. […]
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David attended a reception for military charity Care After Combat, who support British veterans who suffer from substance or alcohol abuse or have been in prison. At the reception Lt General Sir Peter Viggers was announced as the charity’s new President. David with Jim Davidson OBE, the Chairman of Care After Combat David with Jim […]
As reported on Huffington Post: Chilcot Report: Iraq Inquiry Chairman Repeatedly Turned Down Offer Of More Civil Service Resources The chairman of the Iraq War inquiry has repeatedly refused extra resources to help finally produce the long-awaited report, the head of the civil service revealed today. Sir John Chilcot began his investigation into the circumstances […]
I beg to move that leave be given to bring a Bill to require the Secretary of State to make provision about obligations on wind farm operators in respect of financial cover for potential liabilities arising from cause of public nuisance; and for connected purposes. Wind farms are contentious. Some argue passionately that they are […]
Today, in an unprecedented judgment, the High Court found against the Government in David Davis’s and Tom Watson’s joint judicial review of the Government’s emergency surveillance legislation. In its judgment, the court declared that section 1 of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA) is inconsistent with European Union law and consequently granted […]
As published on Conservative Home: Greece’s choice today. Be crushed beneath the debt burden. Or escape it by departing the Euro – and defaulting Today, in a desperate attempt to allay the agony of their people, the Greek Government is likely to accept yet another trade of more austerity in exchange for a few more […]