David Davis MP writes for The Times Red Box on the opportunities presented by a clean Brexit

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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 […]

David Davis MP writes for The Telegraph on how the Government must now hold its nerve in the Brexit talks

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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

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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

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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 […]

David Davis MP writes for The Telegraph on the need for no deal preparations

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As published in The Telegraph: By preparing for no deal properly, we will get the good Brexit democracy demands of us We are told that another decisive moment looms, in the form of the forthcoming Commons vote on the proposed Withdrawal Agreement. Of course, we have been here before. We have seen many supposedly decisive […]