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 […]

David Davis MP and Robert Halfon MP write in The Times on AI teaching and social mobility

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As published in The Times: The prime minister has rightly put levelling up at the heart of his government’s agenda. Yet if this is to succeed, then we must also focus on restoring social mobility. We have one of the poorest rates of social mobility in the developed world, ranking 21st on the Global Social […]

David Davis MP writes on extradition to the United States

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As published by the Mail on Sunday: Most distressingly, any Briton can be seized from their home and taken to a prison in a foreign country purely on the say-so of that nation’s lawyers if they claim the person is guilty of some – as yet unproved – crime. For the UK is one of […]

David Davis MP writes on new laws to police the internet

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As published in the Daily Mail: EXCLUSIVE – DAVID DAVIS: These new laws to police the internet are a censor’s charter that will have a chilling effect on free speech The Government’s Online Safety Bill is a good example of the best of intentions leading to the worst of outcomes. It is at best ‘naïve’; […]