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 […]