The Government has indicated that it will introduce a new counter-terrorism bill, including plans for extremism disruption orders that involve broadcasting bans, restrictions on publications whether they are on the web, social media or in print, and restrictions on taking part in public protests or speaking at public events. In response to these announcements, David […]
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In light of the announcement made to David Davis by Lord Nash at the Department for Education which confirms funding for the first free school in East Riding, Mr Davis has said: “It is excellent news that funding has been confirmed for Hunsley Primary School, this will now ensure a September starting date for the […]
Today David Davis MP’s private member’s bill, the Health Service Commissioner for England (Complaint Handling) Bill, passed its third reading stage in the House of Lords, and is due to receive Royal Assent before Dissolution. The Bill seeks to increase the effectiveness of the Health Service Ombudsman, the final tier of the NHS complaints system, […]
As published in The Times: Criticism of intelligence agencies is not ignorant. It is essential if we are to highlight when things go wrong. Sir, Alex Carlile intimated that anybody who criticised the intelligence agencies was ill-informed. Hazel Blears did much the same when speaking for the intelligence and security committee (ISC). However, neither Lord […]
Originally published as the foreword to “The Ins and Outs of Selective Secondary Schools: A Debate”, a collection of essays compiled by the think tank Civitas: Since the 1970s, when most local authorities closed down their grammar schools, social mobility has taken a nosedive. As a result, there are now far fewer people from state-educated […]
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has today announced a series of measures to help savers in the Budget. A new Personal Savings Allowance is to be created from April 2016, exempting the first £1,000 of savings income from any tax for basic rate taxpayers and the first £500 for higher rate taxpayers. This will provide […]