Tory rebel David Davis is a principled politician who believes in open justice, the right of the British public to see and know what is done in our name.

Kevin Maguire on Secret Courts, Kevin Maguire, The Mirror

I am cross enough with my own party for swallowing such an illiberal proposal. But if the ‘Liberal Democrats’ are not prepared to oppose a measure that undermines the fundamentals of both liberty and democracy, then what exactly is the point of them?

Liberal Democrats and Secret Courts, David Davis, Daily Mail

Quentin Letts: ‘How much bloodier Prime Minister’s Questions would be if hopeless Ed Miliband’s role could be played instead by a Tory MP such as David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden) or Andrew Tyrie (Chichester) or Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park).’

Quentin Letts on Secret Courts, Quentin Letts, Daily Mail

Former Tory leadership contender David Davis said: ‘Gladstone must be spinning in his grave. Let’s be clear – given the majority for secret courts in the House of Commons, it is the Liberal Democrats who have delivered them.’

Secret Courts in the Daily Mail, David Davis, Daily Mail

Davis, who represents a significant minority of Tory backbenchers prepared to vote against the proposed legislation, said the fundamental flaw in the home secretary’s current plan to track all email and internet use was the belief that harvesting the whole population’s data would improve the security of the state.

Alan Travis in the Guardian, Alan Travis, The Guardian