David Davis

Whether You Voted Leave or Remain, Thank Goodness Nick Clegg Is Brexit Scrutineer-in-Chief

Owen Bennett | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Owen Bennett

It's not as if Labour is able to scrutinise the Three Brexiteers at the moment. The party hasn't even got a Shadow International Trade Secretary, and Emily Thornberry is having to double up as both Shadow Foreign and Shadow Brexit. Clegg therefore finds himself in the position of Scrutineer-in-Chief as the Brexiteers get to work. After a fairly terrible few years, this is the moment Nick Clegg has been waiting for.

Mrs May's Strategy

John Watson | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics
John Watson

As chalices go, the one passed by Mrs May to Boris Johnson and David Davis gets five stars in the Borgia international poison league. As they sit toge...

We Can Stay Safe Without Creating a Surveillance State

Tom Watson | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Watson

The security services have an important job to do keeping us safe and they carry it out with distinction but many of us question whether mass surveillance and state snooping is a price worth paying. Judicial oversight is essential if we are to maintain the right balance between civil liberties and state power. I hope the new Prime Minister will reflect on this. Strong leaders are capable of recognising they made mistakes in the past and taking steps to rectify them.

Boris Johnson Told To Share His Taxpayer Funded Mansion With Liam Fox And David Davis

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and David Davis could find themselves fighting over whose turn it is to buy the milk after all three were told to share a grac...

EU Migrants Who Come Here Before Brexit Might Be Sent Back, New Minister Says

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK

EU citizens who immigrate to Britain just before Brexit will be sent back, the new minister in charge of leading us out of the EU has said. David Dav...

Theresa May's Cabinet In Profile: Who The F*ck Are These People?

Paddy Duffy | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Political developments of late left what remains of your brain spinning? Wishing you had signed up for Mars One when you had the chance? Wondering who...

The Waugh Zone July 14, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday July 14, 2016… 1) SHOWING HER METAL It’s Bastille Day in France and over here in Britain we...

May Replaces Cameron: How It Happened

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Politics

Theresa May doesn’t do deals. But she does do steel. And, sometimes, she does surprises. All three traits were certainly on display in the first app...

Ed Miliband Lampoons Tory MP David Davis On BBC's Question Time

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK

David Davis and Ed Miliband clashed over the future of the UK if it were to leave the European Union on Thursday night's Question Time. The former Lab...

Cameron's Emergency Brake Wouldn't Stop a Push Bike

David Davis | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Politics
David Davis

Britain has its own proud tradition of fighting tyranny, of protecting liberty and democracy both at home and abroad. For us, Europe has always been about trade. For the continent, it is about so much more. This does not mean either side is wrong. But the European Project is not right for us.

Eurosceptic David Davis Tells MP To Follow Their Heads As He Attacks Cameron For Gagging Ministers

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Politics

Former Tory leadership contender David Davis is urging MPs to “vote with their brains” not their hearts in the upcoming EU referendum. In a dir...

Liberty Warns Of 'Breathtaking Attack' On Internet Privacy

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Politics

British spies will be allowed to legally hack into smartphones and computers under the Tory government’s new surveillance law. Telecoms firms wil...

Sections Of Trade Union Bill 'Like Franco's Dictatorship', Says David Davis

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.09.2015 | UK Politics

David Davis has described parts of his party’s Trade Union Bill as being like Franco’s dictatorship. Speaking on Sky News’s Murnaghan program...

Don't Take That Long Silence As A Sign The Tories Are Keeping The Human Rights Act...

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK

The government still wants to abolish the Human Rights Act, it has confirmed after a long silence on the matter. The Conservative manifesto promise...

Chilcot Report: Iraq Inquiry Chairman Repeatedly Turned Down Offer Of More Civil Service Resources

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Politics

The chairman of the Iraq War inquiry has repeatedly refused extra resources to help finally produce the long-awaited report, the head of the civil ser...

Why Today's Ruling on the Government's Snooping Law Is a Landmark Victory

James Welch | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK
James Welch

Today's ruling should surely convince the home secretary that it's now time for the Government to commit to surveillance conducted with respect for privacy, democracy and the rule of law - rather than stubbornly ploughing ahead with more of the same.

The Waugh Zone June 8, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday June 8, 2015... BACK SACK CRACKS? David Cameron’s defiant refusal to let ministers campaign for a...

Maybe This Is Why Cameron Wants To Abolish The Human Rights Act...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Politics

A landmark legal battle against mass government snooping is being played out in the High Court today as two backbench MPs use the The Human Rights Act...

The Waugh Zone June 4, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday June 4 2015... 1) 10% TOFF It’s been quite a few days for Cabinet splits. First we had tension...

David Davis Triggers By-Election Jitters

Paul Waugh | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Waugh

Not for the first time, David Davis is causing a bit of a panic among the authorities. I'm told that the Clerk of the Commons and Government whips are chasing him to swear in as an MP before he even thinks of making a Big Speech on the Queen's Speech this afternoon. If MPs speak in a debate without having gone through the all-important Bible-holding bit of procedure, then they are expelled from the Commons. And an instant by-election is triggered.

Jessica Elgot

'It Is The Reaction Of A Stone Age Man To The Combustion Engine'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It focuses o...

Jessica Elgot

Senior Tory Doesn't Think Any Of The Leadership Favourites Will Succeed Cameron

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the UK General Election 2015, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It f...

MPs Hope To Force Vote On Chilcot Inquiry Publication

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Politics

A cross-party group of MPs hope to force a vote in the House of Commons to put pressure on the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War to publish its report...

David Davis Tears Into Osborne's 'Pernicious' Tax Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's measures to crack down on tax avoidance are "pernicious" and will hit normal Britons rather than big multinational corporations, a se...

Ukip Aren't Happy With Theresa May's Anti-Extremism Orders...

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

"Draconian" new anti-extremism laws announced by Theresa May are so wide-ranging they could be used to ban Ukip, the party has claimed. The Home Se...