David Davis MP comments on naming and shaming in expenses probes

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As published in The Mail on Sunday: Plans to name and shame MPs embroiled in sleaze probes will ‘weaponise’ Westminster’s complaints system and could deny politicians natural justice, senior Tories claim. Sir Charles Walker and David Davis both condemned proposals to reverse a decision in 2018 not to reveal which politicians were being investigated over […]

David Davis MP comments on proposed ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown

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As published in the Express: David Davis hit out at Sir Keir Starmer’s plea for the UK to be placed in a fixed period national lockdown, issuing a dire warning regarding the effectiveness of the Labour leader’s strategy. Sir Keir Starmer’s urging for another national lockdown will not work at all, former Brexit Secretary, David […]

David Davis MP comments on the Queen’s Birthday Honours

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As published in the Times: The government’s scientific advisers on the coronavirus have received honours for their work before a public inquiry into the handling of the pandemic. Six members of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) have received OBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, despite criticism of the group’s response to the crisis. […]

David Davis MP comments on the challenges UK ministers face on giving immunity to MI5 agents committing crimes while on covert operations

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As published in The Financial Times: Senior Conservatives are to challenge UK ministers over a new law giving immunity to undercover agents who commit crimes while on covert operations, arguing the “rushed” legislation is “ill thought-through” and risks sanctioning offences that will harm innocent people. The Covert Human Intelligence Sources bill — which enters parliament […]

David Davis MP demands to hear the evidence in torture review

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As published in The Times: David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, has launched a legal challenge to be allowed into a secret court that will hear evidence of British involvement in torture and rendition. Mr Davis will argue that he should not be blocked from seeing material in the judicial review — which he is […]