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Tory big beasts do not come much bigger than David Davis. For years he was a standard bearer for the Conservative Right, and many of the party’s supporters still wonder what would have happened if the one-time SAS reservist had seen off David Cameron in the 2005 leadership contest. The former shadow home secretary does not roar often, but when he does, the party listens.
Whether it is civil liberties, grammar schools, upgrading Trident or Afghanistan, David Davis continues be a major contributor to the national debate. He tackles another subject today in an article for the Mail on Sunday. Analysing the average income for graduates he concludes that many students would have been better off financially if they had never gone to university.
Leading Tory MP David Davis is backing Financial Mail’s campaign against Government rules that have slashed the income of tens of thousands of pensioners who saved diligently for retirement and describes the changes as silly, ill thought out and crude.
I am cross enough with my own party for swallowing such an illiberal proposal. But if the ‘Liberal Democrats’ are not prepared to oppose a measure that undermines the fundamentals of both liberty and democracy, then what exactly is the point of them?
Mr Davis said: ‘The Lib Dems will have to ask themselves whether it is OK to cover up 15 cases a year of torture, defective military equipment or other official wrongdoing.’
As originally published in The Guardian: HMRC to sell taxpayers’ financial data Firms could buy ‘anonymised’ financial details Plan ‘borderline insane’ according to senior Tory MP The personal financial data of millions of taxpayers could be sold to private firms under laws being drawn up by HM Revenue & Customs in a move branded “dangerous” […]
As published in the Bevereley Guardian, The Bridlington Free Press and the Driffield Times and Post: Driffield woman is named as heat hero A Driffield area woman has been named a national Heat Hero by fuel poverty charity National Energy Action for her contribution to tackling fuel poverty in East Yorkshire. The Heat Hero Award […]
David Davis MP met with Jane Mears at the Heat Heroes award ceremony in the House of Commons. Jane who is the Senior Environmental Health Officer at East Riding of Yorkshire Council was presented with an award at the NEA Heat Heroes Awards at the Palace of Westminster last week. The awards recognise people who […]
As published in The Guardian: Privacy puts Edward Snowden centre stage at the Donmar Playwright James Graham and artistic director Josie Rourke had been contemplating a play on the impact of the digital revolution – and then Snowden came along. Luke Harding speaks to them Within a few hours of my meeting with playwright James […]
As published in the Hull Daily Mail in brief: East Yorks: MP David Davis looks set to rebel against the Government’s HS2 high-speed rail. Mr Davis has tabled an amendment to the Hybrid Bill that will pave the way for the high-speed rail line linking London to the North. The amendment, which has been tabled […]
David Davis MP has welcomed the jury’s decision to acquit Nigel Evans MP of rape and other sexual offence charges, and has called for reform of how sexual offences are prosecuted. In response to the acquittal Mr Davis said: “This case has highlighted serious concerns over how the police and the Crown Prosecution Service bring […]