The Chancellor and Home Secretary need to ensure our overseas aid and asylum policies are generous and humane.
Posts by David Davis MP
Rt Hon David Davis is the Member of Parliament for Haltemprice and Howden.Follow @
Afghanistan and America 2) David Davis: The harsh truth is that we had no strategy – and fell back on supporting a corrupt state
We could have degraded Al Qaeda and then left. Or else pursued a proper counter-insurgency plan. Instead, we did neither.
David Davis: The Covid public inquiry should open in October, be held in two stages – and prepare for the unexpected
First, it should present future recommendations within a year. Next, on a longer timescale, it should look at what went wrong.
David Davis: We must vote today to bar our spies from inflicting torture and our police from deploying children
I urge my colleagues to support amendments which would curtail the use of children and establish sensible limits on agents committing crimes.
David Davis: Parliament needs more time to scrutinise this Agreement than the single day it has been given
We do not want find ourselves in an equally difficult bind as the Swiss did over migration over some unforeseeable problem in the future.
We have done more to generate wealth in Silicon Valley than in our own regions. We are terrific at pure research, and useless at translational research.
David Davis: We are on course to be trapped in never-ending shutdowns with no exit route. Here is an alternative strategy.
We need to separate the Nightingales from other hospitals, build more of them – and use them as a means of isolating the infected.
Correcting a deficiency could halve the infection rates in vulnerable groups – and more than halve the death rate for those who get infected.
David Davis: Scrapping the two metre rule won’t rescue sport, theatre, concerts – and large-scale live entertainment. Here’s a plan that will.
Melvin Benn, managing director of Festival Republic, explicitly links attendance at his events – most of Britain’s music festivals – with compulsory testing.
David Davis: The Government’s track and trace scheme needs a volunteer army if the lockdown is to end any time soon
It will require up to 50,000 people, not 18,000. Or else we’re set to be in shutdown for the duration – with baleful economic consequences.
In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left v right or even fiscal
doves v economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention.
David Davis: When it comes to terror, elected MPs must have the final say on human rights – not judges
Government and Parliament must limit judicial discretion in cases where there is a proven and ongoing risk to the public.
He has a clear plan to leave the EU, and as a former Brexit Secretary I can say that it is credible and has my support.
David Davis: There has long been an alternative to this discredited deal. It’s the Canada-style plan that Tusk and Barnier offered us.
If we need to leave with no deal and negotiate a free trade agreement during the transition period, so be it.
David Davis: Brexit is the defining issue of our age. The choice today to lead us through it is – May or Corbyn
We cannot afford to get it wrong. The Prime Minister is the right woman to go out to bat for Britain. She will deliver a strong deal and a bright future for everyone.