David Davis MP writes on why the Government’s tax cut defeatism betrays Brexit

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As published by The Telegraph: No tax cuts for two years. In the last few days, Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak and Michael Gove have all given the message that working people will have to wait. They fear that cutting taxes will encourage spending and make inflation worse. But this thinking ignores the second, even more […]

David Davis MP writes on Prime Minister Johnson’s one final chance to prove he can govern

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As published by The Times Red Box: In January, I called on the prime minister to resign. But when my parliamentary colleagues asked me whether I had submitted a letter calling for a confidence vote, I said no. The reason was demonstrated this week when we had a vote with possibly the worst outcome, neither […]

David Davis MP writes for The Telegraph on the Bank of England’s operational independence

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As published by the Telegraph: I have to feel some sympathy for Rishi Sunak. He has faced some of the most testing economic challenges in modern times, yet the two most powerful institutions that he depends on have essentially failed him. The Bank of England last year was forecasting a 3 per cent or so […]

David Davis MP writes for The Telegraph on why windfall taxes are a betrayal of Conservatism

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As published by the Daily Telegraph: The commitment to low taxes is a fundamental tenet of Conservatism. It is a major part of our reputation for economic competence, and it gets us re-elected. I lost count of the number of working-class voters who told me in 2019 that they would vote Tory because they feared […]

David Davis MP writes for The Telegraph on Fixing the Northern Ireland Protocol

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As published by The Telegraph: On a dark Sunday afternoon in December 2017, I received a call from Theresa May, the then prime minister. She told me that she had agreed a new form of words in negotiations over the Brexit deal with the EU that “might cause me some concern”. She was right. The […]