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David Davis MP calls for reform of Public Order Act section 5 in City AM

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David writes for CityAM The public order act needs reform: It is an insult to British free speech. “Disgracefully inadequate”. “Jobless scroungers”. This is just a small sample of the insults thrown around yesterday morning. And that was just in the national newspapers. A quick venture onto Twitter would reveal thousands more, many unprintable on […]

David criticises the Government’s plans for Lords reform

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In Saturday’s Daily Mail, David Davis MP warned that the Government’s Lords Reform Bill could create a more “politicised and partisan” upper chamber. Described by one constitutional expert as ‘truly stunning in its apparent ignorance of history, the impact of electoral systems and political reality’, it is fair to say the Lords Reform Bill is […]

David calls for “tough” banking inquiry in today’s Times

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When I was asked to chair the Future of Banking Commission in 2010, I started out determined not to let it become a banker-bashing fest. In my view too much anti-capitalist rant and rhetoric had been expressed after the 2008 crisis. We needed cold, forensic analysis of what had gone wrong and how to stop […]

David writes for Conservative Home: “The true legacy of London 2012 must be a voucher system to boost school sport”

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Defeat on penalties always brings bitter disappointment, but nobody can argue that Italy deserved to beat England last weekend. Even the style of the Italian penalties, including a “Panenka” from Pirlo, was a demonstration of the Italians’ dominance. England had heart, energy and drive, but lacked the crucial technical skill when it mattered most. Surprising […]

The case for “defying Strasbourg” over Prisoner votes

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David, together with former Home Secretary, Jack Straw, wrote an article for the Daily Telegraph setting out the case for Britain to defy the European Court of Human Rights over its recent ruling that a blanket ban on votes for prisoners was unlawful. Just over a year ago the House of Commons was the scene […]