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David Davis sets the cat among the pigeons at Brexit questions

1 December 2016 15:56

David Davis put the cat among the pigeons in the chamber today. The Brexit secretary — who takes a more relaxed approach…

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It’s time to challenge the Brexit Pollyannas

28 November 2016 16:04

In his admirably brief and necessarily brutal, Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now, Ian Dunt tells how civil servants brief…


David Davis defends Article 50 appeal in Commons debate

7 November 2016 17:33

David Davis tried to reassure Tory MPs that last week’s court ruling — and the forthcoming supreme court appeal —…


The three Europhiles take on the three Brexiteers

11 October 2016 12:52

Today it was a case of the ghosts of governments past as George Osborne, Michael Heseltine and Vince Cable were…

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David Davis, parliamentary poacher turned executive gamekeeper

10 October 2016 18:23

David Davis batted away demands for parliament to be given a vote on the timing of Article 50 or the…

Full text: David Davis’s conference speech

2 October 2016 15:59

Ladies and gentlemen, on the 23rd of June the British people voted for change. And this is going to be…

Theresa May’s Brexit silence isn’t going down well

30 September 2016 10:29

Theresa May has said she won’t be providing a ‘running commentary’ on Brexit. That refusal, the Prime Minister insisted, was…


David Davis: Brexit is the sexiest area of politics

12 September 2016 18:02

Since the nation voted to leave the European Union in the referendum, Brexit has been described as a lot of…

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May and Davis split on single market comments

6 September 2016 13:26

Theresa May didn’t choose a quiet life when she appointed David Davis as the Brexit Secretary, Liam Fox as the…

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Some clues as to what David Davis means by Brexit

5 September 2016 19:12

David Davis has just finished his first statement to the Commons on the process for the UK exiting the European…


Theresa May’s honeymoon period comes to an end

5 September 2016 12:33

The Prime Minister and her colleagues are very slowly starting to reveal what they think they mean when they say…

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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…

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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…