David Davis

Jean-Claude Juncker could learn a thing or two from David Davis

3 May 2017 9:29

Even David Davis’s loudest critics would concede one thing about the Brexit secretary: he is nothing if not breezily confident.…

What the papers say: The Great Repeal Bill is the ‘blueprint’ for taking back control

31 March 2017 8:01

The Great Repeal Bill has been unveiled – and Whitehall is already alive with the sound of copying and pasting…

Is the Government heading for trouble with its Great Repeal Bill?

30 March 2017 14:38

Britain’s biggest exercise in copying and pasting has begun in earnest. The Government has published its Great Repeal Bill White…

Brexit and the rise of the superliar

23 February 2017 7:04

For an exercise in popular sovereignty, which was meant to take decisions away from the hated ‘elite’, the Brexit referendum…

Diane Abbott spurns David Davis in Strangers’ Bar

9 February 2017 0:09

After the government’s Brexit Bill passed through the Commons unamended, whips, government ministers and Brexiteers were in the mood to celebrate. Alas,…

Is the government trying to avoid scrutiny of its Brexit policy?

2 February 2017 14:14

Is the government trying to avoid scrutiny of its Brexit policy? That’s the charge that MPs on the Labour and…

What the papers say: Brexit’s day of reckoning and why Trump’s critics are wrong

31 January 2017 8:34

At last, says the Guardian, MPs will finally have a proper say today on Brexit. David Davis has said the…

How ‘straightforward’ can the Government’s Brexit bill actually be?

24 January 2017 13:36

The Government may be accepting its defeat in the Supreme Court graciously overall, but David Davis was in a rather…

No real opposition from Labour to May’s Brexit speech

17 January 2017 15:32

With Theresa May opting to give her speech in the grand settings of Lancaster House rather than the Commons, it…

My time in the ‘Naughty Corner’

21 December 2016 9:00

An unexpected silver lining to leaving government is that I have a much nicer parliamentary office. The Chancellor’s traditional room…

David Davis keeps his options open over Brexit

14 December 2016 21:38

While Theresa May is adamant that her government will not give a running commentary on Brexit, David Davis talked relatively…

Commons votes in favour of invoking Article 50 by the end of March

7 December 2016 19:27

461 MPs have just voted for Theresa May to invoke Article 50 by the end of March. The Tory amendment…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…