Scrap ‘white elephant’ HS2 scheme, says David Davis The HS2 rail scheme is a “white elephant” that should be scrapped, David Davis said. Former Brexit secretary Mr Davis was joined by Labour MP and former transport minister John Spellar, who also demanded the project be axed. Mr Davis (Haltemprice and Howden) pointed out just half […]
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As published on The Times Red Box: In politics, timing is everything. Media reports that Sir Mark Sedwill, the cabinet secretary, has escalated secret Whitehall plans to cut taxes and tariffs in the event of a no deal, known as Project After, suggest that at last there is a real appetite by the civil service […]
BAE boss agrees to Brough meeting to discuss future of East Yorkshire factory MPs want to see whether more than just aircraft could be built at the East Yorkshire aerodrome The top boss of BAE has agreed to meet with MPs in Brough to discuss future-proofing the aircraft manufacturer’s output in East Yorkshire. In October […]
David Davis MP writes for The Telegraph on how the Government must now hold its nerve in the Brexit talks
As published in The Telegraph: For some time, EU negotiators have demanded to know what the UK wants. An EU Commission spokesman even quoted the Spice Girls, saying: “We expect the United Kingdom to tell us what they want, what they really, really want.” Well, last week Parliament sent a very clear message: by passing […]
David Davis MP writes in The Telegraph on the dangers of pending centuries of Parliamentary tradition
As published in The Telegraph: The British constitution is based on four things: statute law, common law, works of authority, and Parliamentary conventions. These conventions exist for a reason. They’re unwritten understandings about how something in Parliament should be done which, although not legally enforceable, until now has been almost universally observed. To the public, […]
David Davis MP writing in the Telegraph on how the UK can strengthen our negotiating position with the EU
After the PM’s defeat we must now maximise the strength of our negotiating position: here’s how Now that the Prime Minister’s deal has been voted down in the House of Commons, as widely predicted, the previous statements from Downing Street that there is no alternative will be tested. After losing the vote by a huge […]