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 […]

David expresses delight that Olympic torch will pass through Brough

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David said that it was a “great honour” that the Olympic torch was to pass through the local village of Brough, as part of its 70-day tour round the nation. The torch will pass through on June 19, and will be taken by 15-year-old Brough resident Jack Franklin on part of the route to Hull. […]

David writes in the The Guardian about what Britain can do to help the new Libya

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David, together with Ibrahim El Mayet- founder of the Libyan Progress Initiative- penned an article for The Guardian, setting out how Britain can continue to help the new Libya following the country’s liberation. They described how Britain’s long history of scrutiny of public expenditure- seen in the National Audit Office and Public Accounts Committee- could […]

David speaks out against the Justice and Security Green Paper as opposition grows

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David claimed that the government’s Justice and Security Green Paper was fundamentally flawed and that “none of it is acceptable”, as opposition to “closed material” procedures continued to grow. It has emerged that fully 57 of the 69 special advocates (government-vetted defence lawyers) working in the existing system of closed (terrorist) trials are opposed to […]