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Full text of David’s CPS speech “There is an alternative: Why the government needs a growth policy.”

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There is one, single policy issue that dominates British politics today. It is the economy. It is the preeminent issue that determines the welfare of British citizens. Whether they have a job, how well paid they are in that job, what taxes they have to pay, what healthcare and pensions they get, how good their […]

David addresses the Libel Reform campaign in Parliament

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David spoke at a meeting of the Libel Reform Campaign in Parliament.  Sharing the platform with the campaigns supporters including Professor Briain Cox, comedians Dara O Briain and Dave Gorman, organisations who support the campaign, and the three founding charities of the campaign Sense About Science, English PEN and Index on Censorship, David called for MPs to continue to support the Defamation […]

David participates in a panel discussion about the “Snoopers Charter”

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David took part in a panel discussion for Demos think tank at the Frontline Club.  The rousing discussion chaired by Rory Cellan-Jones the BBC technology correspondent  saw David, Isabella Sankey from Liberty, Jamie Bartlett from Demos and Professor Anthony Glees debate  “Cyber snooping: a threat to freedom or a necessary safeguard?” The debate can be watched […]

David condemns “Snooper’s Charter” at ‘Scrambling for Safety’ Conference

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David participated in the ‘Scrambling for Safety’ Conference, hosted by the London School of Economics, which featured a debate on the government’s recent proposals to hugely extend the internet surveillance powers of the intelligence services. The conference was organised by a number of civil liberties groups, including Privacy International and Big Brother Watch and, in […]

David opens Holme Rovers Football club pavilion

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David, together with former Arsenal, Hull City and Leeds player John Hawley, opened the refurbished Holme Village Hall Charity and Holme Rovers Football club pavilion. The team went on to win their opening match 4-2.