David Davis MP writes in The Guardian about the threat of live facial recognition to individual privacy

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The pernicious growth of the surveillance state continues with the imminent rollout of live facial recognition cameras across Britain. That is why this week I signed a statement, alongside a cross-party group of MPs, experts and civil liberties campaigners, calling for a halt to facial recognition trials to give parliament the chance to debate it properly. There […]

David Davis MP writes for The Telegraph on using healthcare data in medical research

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As published in The Telegraph: This week researchers announced a significant breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. They found that terazosin, a drug that had been developed to treat an entirely different condition – benign prostate enlargement – could also intervene to prevent or mitigate the death of nerve cells in Parkinson’s sufferers. It […]

David Davis MP writes for The Daily Mail on how producers must reformulate food to make it healthier on the basis of the latest science

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As published in The Daily Mail: A year ago, after I resigned from my Cabinet job as Brexit Secretary, I had a routine medical. The doctor frowned at my blood test results and recommended a liver scan. His instincts were right. The scan showed that I had non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), caused by a […]

David Davis MP writes for The Telegraph on how attempts to block no deal weaken the UK’s negotiation position

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As published in The Telegraph: Put aside the hyperbole and exaggeration about “the death of democracy” and “constitutional outrage” that have accompanied the Prime Minister’s plans to prorogue Parliament. It is actually a sensible strategy that can potentially reset the tortured Brexit negotiations. In politics, momentum is key but it’s also crucial to have a […]

David Davis MP writes in The Telegraph on why the independent review of HS2 should recommend scrapping the project

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Grant Shapps’ first major announcement as Transport Secretary – a review on whether HS2 should go ahead – is excellent news for British taxpayers. I know from my time as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee that governments find it hard to change their minds on big expensive projects. But this review should provide the […]