David Davis

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...

Ned Simons

David Davis: 0.7% International Aid Commitment Is 'Nonsense'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron's commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on overseas aid is "nonsense", according to a senior Tory backbencher. David Davis, who stood again...

David Davis Says Mitchell Faces 'Difficult Time' As Chief Whip

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Politics

Andrew Mitchell will have a difficult time as Chief Whip after a row over whether he called Downing Street police officers "plebs" or not, Tory MP Dav...

Tories Need 'A Kill Cameron Strategy'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics

Tory MPs need to "kill" David Cameron in order to win back support from the public, Nadine Dorries has said. The outspoken MP was reported to have ...

Ned Simons

Tory 'Big Beasts' Launch New 'Radical Conservative' Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics

The two big beasts of the Tory right, David Davis and Liam Fox, issued a challenge to David Cameron on Tuesday morning when they jointly launched a ne...

Schrödinger's Tory - David Davis is Both Dead Right and Dangerously Wrong

Dr Prateek Buch | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Prateek Buch

Disquiet at the continued economic malaise has spread to Tory ranks; David Davis delivered a withering assessment of the Coalition's record on economic growth and employment, and proposed a series of reforms to address the failings he identified. Rather like the most famous feline in physics, Davis was utterly right in the former whilst being utterly misguided in the latter - a masterful feat indeed.

David Davis Takes Osborne's Growth Record Down To Funky Town

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Politics

Senior Tory MP David Davis has launched a not-so-coded attack on George Osborne's growth strategy, saying that the UK was at the "eleventh hour" in te...

The Hidden Story of Cameron's Reshuffle- A Rejuvenation of the Whips Office

Alan Wager | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Politics
Alan Wager

The collapse of the ministerial careers of Davis and Fox show the stark influence Cameron's reshuffle will have. Lyndon Johnson once said of J. Edgar Hoover that 'it's probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in'. Giving an increased number of new MPs a stake in the coalition government's future looks set to be the wisest feature of this upcoming reshuffle.

Bogeymen and Blanket Surveillance

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Tech
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

Despite warnings from digital rights groups, privacy advocates and experts in the tech world, the government has gone ahead with their plans for blanket surveillance measures on the internet, including controversial practices such as deep packet inspection.