Former shadow home secretary David Davis was Kirsty Young’s castaway on Desert Island Discs on Radio 4 this morning.

He discussed various aspects of his early family life, the stormy relationship he endured with his stepfather, how he "laid siege" to his future wife Doreen for two years at Warwick University before they became an item – and, of course, his decision to resign from the front bench over the Government’s erosion of civil liberties.

The BBC website has some more here, but here is the full list of records he chose:

  1. Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major
  2. Get the Party Started – Pink
  3. Another Day in Paradise – Phil Collins
  4. Ashokan Farewell – Ungar and Mason
  5. Un Bel Di from Madame Butterfly – Puccini
  6. Stealing my Democracy – Mundy-Turner
  7. Brothers in Arms – Dire Straits
  8. Main Theme from Schindler’s List

His luxury was a neverending magic wine cellar and he chose the complete works of Iain Banks as his book. He said that if he could onlt take one record, it would be the Puccini, which he recalled listening to at home the night that Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister.


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