David Davis writes for Conservative Home about the economic strategy for Brexit

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As published on ConservativeHome.com Trade deals. Tax cuts. And taking time before triggering Article 50. A Brexit economic strategy for Britain Economic growth in the UK has been founded on a number of unhealthy characteristics in the last decade or so. It has depended above all on large population increases based on uncontrolled mass migration. […]

David Davis writes about the Chilcot Report in the Mail on Sunday

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As published in the Mail on Sunday: Tony Blair did lie, whether he is put on trial is up to Chilcot, says MP David Davis Next week, after a disgraceful seven-year delay, the Iraq Inquiry will finally publish its long-awaited report.  With evidence from more than 100 witnesses and a cost exceeding £10 million, the […]

David Davis writes for the Telegraph on the British alternative to membership of the EU

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As published in The Telegraph: Britain is not like other countries – even the EU will be forced to treat us fairly The Remain campaign have long demanded that we who want to leave the EU set out an alternative to membership. “Do you want to be like Switzerland or Norway?” they ask, dripping mockery […]

David Davis is interviewed by the New Statesman

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As published on the New Statesman: David Davis interview: The next Conservative leader will be someone nobody expects “I’m tired,” says David Davis when I greet him. The former Conservative leadership candidate is running on three hours’ sleep after a Question Time appearance the night before. He is cheered, however, by the coverage of his […]

David Davis writes in the Times about the weaknesses of the EU Single Market

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As published in The Times: The single market only benefits big firms and lobbyists If the Common Market was good, the single market must be better, right? Wrong. It is the most misleading piece of conventional unwisdom in this EU debate. There is no doubt that entry into the Common Market was beneficial for Britain […]

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 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 writes for Conservative Home about the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith

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As published on Conservative Home: Nobody should underestimate how hard it is to resign from a senior post in politics. The decision is incredibly painful. You know that you are going to trade away your career, your reputation and your future, all in pursuit of a principle. You will be vilified by your opponents, by […]

David Davis on why the Government must give us reliable immigration figures

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As published on Conservative Home: It is an old cliché that there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. But this week the Government has breathed new life into this rule, as they showed that they are willing to bury the true scale of immigration into the UK with the help of […]

David Davis writes a letter to the Times regarding FTSE 100 companies and the EU

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As published on the Times letters page: Sir, Thirty-six FTSE 100 companies have declared in a letter to The Times, organised by 10 Downing Street, that leaving the EU will “threaten jobs” (Feb 23). As it happens, those FTSE 100 signatory companies employ barely any more people in this country than they did a decade […]

David Davis MP comments on the public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko

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As Published in the Mail on Sunday: “Vladimir Putin has made a killing. I am not referring to the vicious and sadistic destruction of Alexander Litvinenko’s life by intelligence agents under Putin’s command. I am speaking of the incredible wealth – probably in excess of $40billion – that Putin and his cronies have stolen from […]

David Davis writes about his decision to back leaving the EU for the Mail on Sunday

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As published in The Mail on Sunday: ‘Don’t insult us, Prime Minister. I’m voting “out”… and I refuse to toe the line:’ Former Europe Minister David Davis on the EU referendum  ‘This Prime Minister is better at getting out of scrapes than any I’ve ever known,’ boomed Tory grandee Sir Peter Tapsell at PMQs a […]