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David Davis argues that the Conservative party need to start listening to ordinary voters

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As published in The Telegraph; “On the subsequent Sunday, the newspaper front pages were dominated by wild headlines about improbably populist policies such as withdrawing from the European Convention and cutting health care for immigrants. They emanated from Conservative headquarters, probably from the same people who did so much damage a decade ago by wittering […]

David Davis MP calls for tougher regulators in the Sunday Times

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Hospitals with high mortality rates declared safe. NHS safety assessments tailored to fit political rhetoric. Health inspectors who kept quiet about life-threatening flaws in care. Serious concerns dismissed as “historic” issues. Last week one of its most senior figures exposed the awful record and shocking complacency of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the healthcare regulator […]

David Davis MP looks towards the 2013 Budget

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As in The Sunday Times; “‘We are in a global race today. And that means an hour of reckoning for countries like ours. Sink or swim. Do or decline.” So said David Cameron at the 2012 Conservative party conference. He was right, but it is time the policy matched the rhetoric. With the shift of […]

David Davis writes on the minimum alcohol pricing plans

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As published in City A.M; “Britain has a binge drinking problem. Over half of Britain’s fifteen and sixteen year old girls binge drink at least once a month, more than in any other European country. Ambulance services are distracted from dealing with life-threatening conditions by calls to deal with injured drunks. Seven per cent of […]

David Davis writes about our binge drinking culture and minimum alcohol pricing

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As published in The Sun; “Twelve-year-olds hung over at school. Men and women in their twenties with cirrhosis of the liver. “Field hospitals” and special ambulance services set up to cope with hundreds of drunk people in a single night. Anyone who regularly reads a newspaper will have seen such stories, complete with images of […]