David Davis MP writes in The Telegraph on how we must be smart, as well as tough, to tackle knife crime

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As published in The Telegraph: Few things are more horrifying to the public than stories of people being knifed to death. Last year witnessed the highest level of knife crime since records began, and 2019 will be worse. This has triggered a fierce argument as to how to stop this. Inevitably there has been a […]

David Davis MP writes in the Daily Mail on how MPs must hold their nerve and deliver Brexit

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As published in the Daily Mail: Were there ever a need for confident and decisive government, it is now. The Prime Minister appears to be encircled. Mutinous ministers write articles for the Daily Mail in which they threaten to quit, the Labour Party opportunistically rallies for a second referendum, breaking its promises to the electorate, […]

David Davis MP writes for The Times Red Box on the opportunities presented by a clean Brexit

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As published on The Times Red Box: In politics, timing is everything. Media reports that Sir Mark Sedwill, the cabinet secretary, has escalated secret Whitehall plans to cut taxes and tariffs in the event of a no deal, known as Project After, suggest that at last there is a real appetite by the civil service […]

David Davis MP writes for The Telegraph on how the Government must now hold its nerve in the Brexit talks

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As published in The Telegraph: For some time, EU negotiators have demanded to know what the UK wants. An EU Commission spokesman even quoted the Spice Girls, saying: “We expect the United Kingdom to tell us what they want, what they really, really want.” Well, last week Parliament sent a very clear message: by passing […]

David Davis MP writes in The Telegraph on the dangers of upending centuries of Parliamentary tradition

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As published in The Telegraph: The British constitution is based on four things: statute law, common law, works of authority, and Parliamentary conventions. These conventions exist for a reason. They’re unwritten understandings about how something in Parliament should be done which, although not legally enforceable, until now has been almost universally observed. To the public, […]