David Davis MP writes on co-hosting the world’s first virtual Children’s Parliament

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As published by the Daily Express: On Friday, October 29, I will be co-hosting the world’s first virtual Children’s Parliament. Up to 650 seven to 11-year-olds, from each constituency, will come together to debate and vote on issues that matter to them, including Covid, technology and environmental matters. However, I wish that I was not […]

David Davis MP writes on big tech curtailing free speech

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As published by The Express: YouTube took down from the internet my speech at the Conservative Party conference against domestic vaccine passports, accusing me of breaching their policies and spreading “medical misinformation”. After the initial shock, I wondered if I had misspoken and said something wrong. Had I made a mistake? So I went through […]

David Davis MP writes on the Northern Ireland Protocol

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As published in The Daily Telegraph: In the early days of December 2017, Theresa May agreed, against my strong advice, to concede what she termed “full alignment” between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. That concession gave the EU continuing power over a part of the United Kingdom, destabilised the fine balance in Ulster […]

David Davis MP writes on the direction of Government economic policy

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As published in The Daily Telegraph: The French politician Jean-Baptiste Colbert described the tax riddle best: “The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.” Well, there has been a lot of hissing on the Tory benches of […]

David Davis MP writes on withdrawal of US and UK troops from Afghanistan

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As published by Conservative Home: Like many others, I have watched with horror and shame as Taliban forces have seized Afghan regional capital after capital. Horror, because although I have spent the last few months pressing the British government to help those Afghans who had worked as translators for our Armed Forces, I am only […]