David Davis MP comments on ruling to extradite Mike Lynch to United States

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As published by The Daily Telegraph: Mike Lynch, the alleged architect of Britain’s biggest corporate fraud, has suffered a crucial defeat in his fight against extradition to America as he seeks to avoid potentially decades in prison. The Autonomy founder, who is wanted on charges of fraud over the sale of the software company, moved […]

David Davis MP comments on plans to appoint ministers from outside parliament

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As published in The Independent: Boris Johnson and his successors in No 10 should be given powers to appoint outsiders instead of just MPs and peers as ministers, a new report examining reform of Whitehall has urged. The controversial proposal forms one of the recommendations put forward by the Commission for Smart Government – set […]

David Davis MP comments on strengthening the protection of free speech on campus

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As published in The Daily Telegraph: No-platforming and “cancel culture” is akin to “modern McCarthyism” with social media used to conduct “orchestrated attacks” on people’s reputation, the Commons has been warned. The “terrible outbreak of intolerance” in contemporary society is reminiscent of America in the Forties and Fifties, when prominent figures were denounced as supporters […]

David Davis MP comments on the Online Safety Bill

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As published by the Daily Mail: The Government’s new Online Safety Bill will be ‘catastrophic’ for ordinary people’s freedom of speech, former minister David Davis warned today. The Conservative MP said forcing social networks to take down content in Britain they deem unacceptable ‘seems out of Orwell’s 1984’. Mr Davis, 72, slammed the idea Silicon […]

David Davis MP comments on MI5’s storage of personal data

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As published by The Register: EXCLUSIVE: MI5’s storage of personal data on espionage subjects is still facing “legal compliance risk” issues despite years of warnings from spy agency regulator IPCO, a Home Office report has revealed. The sustained legal issues even triggered a Parliamentary statement by Home Secretary Priti Patel, revealing that the domestic spy […]