David Davis

David Davis’s Mad Max comparison is an own goal

20 February 2018 14:37

It’s safe to say that David Davis’s turn at navigating the roadmap to Brexit has not gone completely to plan…

Michel Barnier’s spiky press conference – ‘the transition is not a given’

9 February 2018 13:00

David Davis’s decision to describe a leaked EU paper suggesting Brussels could impose sanctions on Britain in a transition period…

David Davis attempts to ease Tory nerves over Brexit transition

26 January 2018 17:49

A row is underway in the Conservative party over the Brexit transition period. Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the all-powerful…

Forget pink, David Davis just rubbed out the government’s negotiating red lines

24 January 2018 12:00

During the government’s crunch negotiations with Brussels to get ‘sufficient progress’ before Christmas, nervous Brexiteers began to worry that Theresa…

David Davis’s curious turn on LBC

11 December 2017 12:10

After David Davis caused a mini-furore over the weekend by claiming that the government’s Brexit compromise on the Irish border…

Sunday shows round-up: Davis calls for ‘Canada plus plus plus’ trade deal

10 December 2017 17:48

David Davis: May’s EU deal ‘a statement of intent’ The Brexit Secretary David Davis joined Andrew Marr this morning to…

David Davis’s words are coming back to haunt him

6 December 2017 11:41

Not for the first time, David Davis’s words came back to haunt him as he was quizzed on Brexit today.…

Ministers have created their own mess in the Brexit impact assessments row

28 November 2017 17:34

Nobody said Brexit was going to be easy, did they? It turns out that even talking about how difficult Brexit…

David Davis’s ‘big’ Brexit concession

13 November 2017 17:35

Parliament is back in action today and David Davis kicked the new session off with a bang. In a statement…

Sunday political interviews round-up: Khan bashes Boris

12 November 2017 16:01

It is Remembrance Sunday, and the party leaders put their politics aside this morning as they gathered around the Cenotaph…

Michel Barnier and David Davis’s ‘very disturbing’ deadlock

12 October 2017 12:19

For all the talk of a new ‘momentum’ to the Brexit talks since Theresa May’s Florence speech, today’s press conference…

Sunday shows round-up: Corbyn’s single market dilemma

24 September 2017 16:39

Jeremy Corbyn – We need to ‘look very carefully’ at any future EU trade relationship As the Labour party conference…

David Davis is heading for a tragic failure of his own making

8 September 2017 12:03

Stephen Bush of the New Statesman asked a good question the other day. Why do people who hate what Boris Johnson…

What can ministers do to calm the EU withdrawal bill row?

7 September 2017 15:51

The EU withdrawal bill debate is winding on, with MPs criticising the ‘power grab’ planned by ministers. There won’t be…

David Davis mocked for ‘simple and easy’ Brexit claim

5 September 2017 18:03

The most memorable line from David Davis’s statement on the Brexit negotiations to the Commons was his claim that ‘nobody…

Money worries cast a cloud over David Davis’s bank holiday weekend

25 August 2017 16:13

Spare a thought for David Davis over the bank holiday weekend. As revellers descend on Notting Hill Carnival on Monday,…

Will the EU agree to the government’s Brexit customs union plans?

15 August 2017 9:28

Britain’s Brexit wish list is slowly being filled out. Today, the government sets out its plans for the temporary customs…

The furore surrounding the Brexit divorce bill is hotting up

7 August 2017 13:30

The furore surrounding the Brexit divorce bill is hotting up. The weekend’s papers saw speculation that Britain would cough up…

The Spectator Podcast: Macron’s vanity fair

27 July 2017 13:04

On this week’s episode we discuss whether Macron is losing his gloss, ask if the Brexit talks are heading in the…

Tory leadership tensions mustn’t undermine the Brexit talks

15 July 2017 11:59

The May-Davis partnership used to be one of the strongest aspects of the government. She had brought him back from…

Our Brexit-backing politicians are making fools of us

15 July 2017 9:30

The great physicist Richard Feynman warned of the perpetual torment that lies in wait for people who try to understand…

Will May dare slap down any of those angling for the top job?

14 July 2017 15:45

There are so many people angling for the Tory leadership now that it really is easier to list those who…

Boris Johnson tells the EU to ‘go whistle’ on Brexit divorce bill

11 July 2017 13:47

The Brexit divorce bill isn’t on the table yet but it’s already provoking plenty of debate – and quite a bit…

Why Theresa May isn’t ‘dead in the water’ just yet

9 July 2017 10:40

It’s two weeks until the summer recess and judging by today’s papers, that’s two weeks too late. Despite Theresa May’s…

‘Constructive’ Brexit talks get off to a shaky start for David Davis

19 June 2017 19:15

To kick the Brexit negotiations off, David Davis and Michel Barnier exchanged mountain-themed gifts, of a hiking book and walking stick.…