David Davis

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 17.07.2015 | 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...

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 27.05.2015 | 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 f...

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...

Ned Simons

Losing The Mark Reckless By-Election May Good For The Tories, Says David Davis

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics

Losing the upcoming by-election triggered by Ukip defector Mark Reckless could actually be a good thing for the Conservative Party, veteran Tory David...

Why Liberty, Tom Watson and David Davis Are Taking Legal Action Over DRIP

James Welch | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Politics
James Welch

We're representing this cross-party backbench duo in their legal fightback against the Government over its scandalous Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 - "DRIP". But why does all this matter? What's the problem with DRIP anyway? And what's driving Liberty and two elected representatives from opposite sides of the House of Commons chamber to head for the courts to challenge it?

Met Police Caught Assisting Criminals

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

Police officers in London have been caught assisting criminals by providing them with sensitive police information, it has been revealed. According...

The Americans Are Ready to Reform Surveillance Laws, So Why Aren't We?

Emma Carr | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics
Emma Carr

The Snowden revelations have indicated that the security services have engaged in legally dubious gathering and monitoring of our communications data. We know that they, along with some ministers, want the legal power to do this on an even larger scale. David Davis MP recently requested his mobile phone provider to give him all the data they held on him for a single year. What they gave him could fill a shelf and highlighted serious implications for our privacy that access to metadata can have.

In One Speech, Ed Miliband Has Done More for Small Business Than This Government Has in Three Years

Simon Danczuk | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Danczuk

Labour understands that the people who go out and work long, hard hours to build up a business and create wealth and value to communities are not simply Treasury cash cows. They need help and support. The Tories have long forgotten this.

Former Shadow Home Secretary Suggests Ministers Would Have Known GCHQ Used Prism

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics

Former shadow home secretary David Davis has suggested that top ministers such as William Hague and Theresa May would have known that the controversia...

'Please, Please, No More Old Etonians'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Politics

Former Conservative leadership candidate David Davis has attacked the top of the party as "privileged and out of touch" in the wake of the losses to U...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'No Miracle Cure'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Sunday 17 March 2013... Budget 2013 live : Follow George Osborne's announcement here with our 'At A Glance' guid...

Why Blaming 'Asian Sex Gangs' Is the Real Disservice to the Victims

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

The latest report is a vital contribution to our understanding of child sexual exploitation, but it ‎focuses only one particular type, namely that involving gangs or groups. ‎Although Asian men are overrepresented in this particular category, 95% of the UK's sex offenders ‎are white males.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Back To The Middle Ages'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Sunday 18th November... 1) 'BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES' Israel's bombardment of Gaza continues into its fifth da...

Should We Be Allowed To Freely Insult Each Other?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK

Rowan Atkinson has launched a campaign demanding a change in a law that risks limiting free expression and feeds a 'creeping culture of censoriousness...