David writes in the FT about the failings of the FSA

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David wrote a piece for the Financial Times, in which he argued that the Financial Services Authority- which is responsible for the supervision of the banking system – pursues a “schizophrenic existence”. It is, he said, failing to respond properly to real outrages – such as the Arch Cru scandal, whilst desperately attempting to shore […]

David appears on The Jeremy Vine Show to discuss personal tax transparency for politicians

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David appeared on BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show to discuss the prospect of politicians revealing their personal tax accounts. He made clear that he thought such disclosure was an intrusion too far, and would distract attention from (far more important) matters of policy.

David argues in Sun that a ‘Snooper’s Charter’ is an unecessary extension of state power

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David argued in the Sun that government proposals to introduce a so-called ‘Snooper’s Charter’- which would oblige internet firms to give GCHQ access to all internet communications- were an uneccesary extension of the state’s power to monitor the activities of millions of law-abiding citizens. Full article: EVERY email to your friends. Every phone call to […]

David appears on 5 Live to argue against plans to extend internet surveillance

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David argued on BBC Radio’s 5 Live programme, that plans to allow GCHQ to monitor electronic communications without reference to the courts, were uncessary and represented a real threat to the privacy of the general public. In particular, he pointed to the rapid speed at which agencies were able to track down the London and […]