David writes in the Daily Mail to condemn planned extension of secret trials

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David wrote in the Daily Mail, condemning the government’s proposals to hugely extend the scope of ‘secret justice’ far beyond terrorist cases to civil trials. The full article can be found below: A regime of secret courts and hidden judgments. Lawyers forbidden from seeing their clients. Defendants not even told the evidence against them, let […]

David writes today’s Thunderer column about the need for transparent corporate taxation

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David wrote today’s Thunderer column in The Times, and in it called for public disclosure of the tax affairs of British corporations to avoid a repeat of the recent Barclays saga. The full article can be found below: “It is important that the Government reacts to Barclays’ doubtful tax practices not just by heaping opprobrium […]

David writes in The Times about the home-grown flaws in Britain’s counter-terrorism efforts

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We should follow the US and allow intercept evidence to bring extremists to justice. The Abu Qatada fiasco is a wake-up call, not just for Britain’s relationship with the European Court of Human Rights, but for our whole counter-terrorism strategy. Here we have the spiritual leader of al-Qaeda in Europe, a man who raised funds […]

David writes for the Spectator’s book blog

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David writes about Dan Ariely’s The Upside of Irrationality for the Spectator’s book blog. In his work, Ariely shows that, contrary to expectations, large incentives (such as the high executive pay of bank CEOs) do not necessarily encourage desirable outcomes (i.e. good bank performance). In fact, stress, recklessness and poor decision making are often the […]

David writes on Conservativehome about the eurozone crisis

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David writes an article for the prominent Conservative grass-roots website, Conservativehome, setting out his views on the future of the eurozone. The full article can be found below: It is time for the Government to stop pretending that preserving the Euro in its current form is in our national interest. Standard and Poor’s writing down […]