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The 17.4 Million Committee must be launched, urgently

20 August 2016 8:00

When it was reported that Liam Fox and Boris Johnson are already squabbling about who should be in charge of…

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Betraying Brexit: the revolt of the elites against the people

15 August 2016 12:45

Why is everyone so chilled out about the threats to Brexit? Why isn’t there more public fury over the plotting…

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I was caught smoking a rollie in Chevening. What will Boris & co get up to?

23 July 2016 8:00

Chevening, the stately home in Kent henceforth to be shared by David Davis, Liam Fox and Boris Johnson — and…

David Cameron Holds The First Cabinet Meeting Since The UK Voted To Leave The EU

Theresa May has just shown she really is serious about Brexit

13 July 2016 22:41

‘Brexit means Brexit’ has been Theresa May’s message since she started running for the Tory leadership. But Brexit could mean…

European Leaders Gather In Brussels For EU Crunch Summit

Row about BCC boss shows how careful Cameron must be with his party

7 March 2016 12:22

Conservative eurosceptics are trying to hammer Number 10 on the suspension and resignation of British Chambers of Commerce Director General…


Tory MPs to push ministers further on snooping bill

2 March 2016 17:44

Tory MPs believe they have sufficient numbers of would-be rebels to be able to amend the government’s Investigatory Powers Bill,…

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PMQs: Why won’t Corbyn address the Tory EU divide?

2 March 2016 13:28

David Cameron coasted through another PMQs today. Jeremy Corbyn asked about childcare but his questions were too long and unfocused…

General secretary of Unite Union, Len McCluskey, poses for photographers on the opening day of the TUC congress in Brighton south of London on September 13, 2015.

Len McCluskey uses Tory rebel David Davis to attack trade union bill

28 September 2015 11:57

The Labour conference is currently debating a motion on the Trade Union Bill, which Shadow Business Secretary Angela Eagle made…


Shaker Aamer to be released: Jeremy Corbyn and the Daily Mail can rejoice together

25 September 2015 16:07

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held in Guantanamo Bay, is to be released, the White House has announced. Aamer…

David Davis speaking during the debate on the Trade Union Bill.

David Davis: Labour has to accept issues with trade unions monopolies

14 September 2015 19:11

David Davis has one of the few Conservative opponents of the Trade Union Bill. The second reading of the bill…

Celebrations And Flag Flying On St George's Day

Ministers should not push ahead with English votes for English laws next week

9 July 2015 10:30

The first thing that needs to be said about the near-universally panned proposal for English votes for English laws we…

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You’ll regret not having a Human Rights Act when a left-wing government returns

18 May 2015 16:54

In today’s Guardian, Matthew D’Ancona warns that David Cameron may face a successful rebellion from the ‘Runnymede Tories’ if he…

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Everyone says they’re Charlie. In Britain, almost no one is

14 January 2015 15:35

Je suis Charlie indeed. This is the problem with placards — there is rarely enough room to fit in the caveats,…

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Tories split between rival parties

13 January 2015 12:49

David Cameron is holding another one of his parliamentary party meetings this evening to discuss party strategy and rally the…

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David Davis: Cameron must turn Juncker failure into a tactical advantage

30 June 2014 8:53

David Cameron has survived the post-Juncker post-mortem without a Tory grandee briefing against him. This is comforting for the Prime…

Nigel Farage has announced he does not want to lead the 'Out' campaign. Photo: Getty Images.

Exclusive: Nigel Farage doesn’t want to lead the Out campaign

21 May 2014 15:51

Nigel Farage has told The Spectator that he doesn’t want to lead the Out campaign come an EU referendum. In…

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When is a party not a celebration?

15 April 2014 12:12

Former Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans stood on the steps of Preston Crown Court last week and said: ‘This isn’t a…

David Davis delivers notification of his intention to stand down as an MP on June 18, 2008; the act that appears to have cost him a senior ministerial career. (Image: SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)

David Davis should be in Cabinet – or at least in government

17 March 2014 10:21

Class never quite goes away as an issue for the Tories, for the simple and sufficient reason that it matters.…

Europe should help Syrian refugees, but not indefinitely. (NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigel Farage is right about Syrian refugees, but asylum should not be permanent

29 December 2013 23:05

There has been a stagey sort of surprise at the news that Nigel Farage has called for refugees from the…

There are better ways for the state to save money than by making large families the preserve of the well-to-do.

Cap child benefit? There are better ways to cut the welfare bill

16 December 2013 14:38

David Davis is plainly right that the Tories are just testing the water to see how talk about capping child…

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David Davis and the Tories’ class war

4 May 2013 13:41

To the relief of Conservative Campaign Headquarters, relatively few Tory MPs have taken the opportunity of the County Council election…

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Theresa May upsets the Lib Dems and David Davis in one fell swoop

3 December 2012 18:25

Theresa May has upset quite a few people from across the political spectrum with her comments in the Sun today…

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David Cameron under attack from voters, Ed Miliband, David Davis and Angela Merkel on Europe

18 November 2012 11:49

The Sunday Papers and the broadcast shows are packed with accounts of Britain’s fractious relationship with the European Union, and…

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Senior Tories pile pressure on Cameron to chase core vote

5 October 2012 13:03

David Cameron has a tough task ahead of him for this week’s Conservative conference – a task that got a…

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David Davis breaks ranks

3 September 2012 14:30

David Davis’ speech today is the most significant criticism of the coalition’s economic policy from Tory ranks. Davis might not…