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 […]

David criticises government plans to monitor the communications of everyone

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David appeared on BBC and ITV News, and BBC Radio’s Today programme to discuss plans to enable the government to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of every person in the UK. Under the plans, internet companies will be obliged to give the intelligence agency, GCHQ, access to communications in real time. David […]

David warns Conservative leadership of image problems

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David appeared on BBC Radio 4’s World at One, and gave his view that, however unfairly, many voters see the Conservative leadership as “in a different world to them” following changes to child benefit, the so-called “granny tax” and “pasty tax”. He continued that the Prime Minister needed to “get a grip” in order to […]

David tables adjournment debate on Foreign secret intelligence and State secrets privilege

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David tabled an adjournment debate on ‘Foreign Secret Intelligence and State Secrets Privilege’, which was the last piece of Commons business before the Easter recess. David told the dramatic story of an intelligence operation by the American secret services which may well have yeilded advance information of the horrific 9/11 attacks had what he described […]

David appears on Question Time

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David appeared on the BBC’s topical debate show, Question Time, with fellow panellists Chuku Umunna, the shadow business secretary- Vince Cable, the present business secretary- Melissa Kite of The Spectator, and Marina Lewycka, author of the comic novel, A short history of tractors in Ukrainian. Topics raised included the reduction in the top rate of […]