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David Davis writes in the Financial Times about Philip Green, the demise of BHS and the dark side of capitalism

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As published in the Financial Times: It is hard to see an upside in the demise of British Home Stores, the octogenarian department store with more than 11,000 employees. Sir Philip Green bought the business — started in south London with all stock sold at a shilling or less — for £200m in 2000. He […]

David Davis comments on the concessions made by the Government on the Trade Union Bill

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In response to significant opposition the Government has rethought their approach to the Trade Union Bill, and has made significant concessions. The Government has tabled an amendment restricting the requirement to opt-in to political funds to new union members only, has conceded that union members should not be required to renew their opt-in after five […]

David Davis writes for Conservative Home about his trip to Syria and what Britain should do to help end the civil war

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As published on Conservative Home: As our four car convoy tore across the Bekaa Valley out of Syria and across the mountains into Beirut, I pondered the events of the previous four days. As we entered the suburbs of Beirut, and our escort – which bore all the hallmarks of being a Hezbollah unit, switched […]

David Davis calls for Government to reconsider forced academisation of all schools

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As reported in the Times: Academy plan fails to satisfy Tory rebels Nicky Morgan was warned yesterday that a partial climbdown over plans to force all schools to become academies would not head off a Tory rebellion. The education secretary refused to confirm what concessions had been offered, after The Times revealed yesterday that she […]

David Davis MP comments on the Government’s plans to convert all England’s state schools to academies

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The Government has indicated that it will reconsider its plans, published last month, to convert all England’s state schools to academies, run by trusts rather than councils, by 2022. The Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has suggested that it will be made easier for councils to form their own multi-academy trusts, making it more likely that […]

David Davis comments on Theresa May’s speech on the European Union

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Today the Home Secretary Theresa May gave a speech on the UK’s membership of the European Union. While discussing the UK’s membership of international institutions, Mrs May stated that there was no clear case for remaining a signatory of the European Convention of Human Rights. Mrs May also claimed that the Charter of Fundamental Rights […]