David Davis

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 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.…

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…

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…

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…

Theresa May today defended the government's Communications Data Bill. Picture: Getty

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…

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…

Liam Fox is one of the senior Conservatives to call for David Cameron to chase core Conservative voters. Picture: Getty.

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…

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…

The trouble with tax

3 September 2012 8:55

MPs are clip-clopping their way through the corridors of power once again this morning after the summer recess. Not unlike…

The coalition split draws nearer

9 April 2012 9:28

Why did Nick Clegg change his mind on the snooping bill? Because he can’t afford to back something that his…

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Tax Evader

6 April 2012 18:48

Rather than respond to CoffeeHousers in the comment thread of my blog earlier, I thought I’d do it in a…

Web surveillance plan divides the coalition

3 April 2012 9:49

The government’s under fire from members of both coalition parties over its plans to extend the state’s investigatory powers to…

Davis takes the opportunity to strike

29 March 2012 15:53

The fuel tanker strike is fast turning into a critical moment. The government, which has surprisingly few friends in the…

Cameron’s strategy is better than it looks

23 October 2011 11:27

The number of Tory MPs set to defy the government in the vote on an EU referndum tomorrow now stands…

Miliband VS Predator

27 September 2011 17:14

You can see what Ed Miliband was trying to do. As his party isn’t trusted on the economy (his number…

The government should recall parliament

15 April 2011 13:18

Today’s declaration (£) by Barack Obama, David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy that Nato’s operation in Libya will continue until Gaddafi…

Grammar schools aren’t an answer to the social mobility problem

6 April 2011 16:16

With all the talk about social mobility, it was inevitable that those who believe grammar schools were the doorway to opportunity…

Does Davis have a point about grammar schools?

5 April 2011 17:08

David Davis has been relatively quiet for the past couple of months, perhaps nursing a hangover after this. But he’s…

DD’s having a shindig

14 February 2011 12:47

The FT’s Alex Barker has a sweet little scoop. David Davis is having a knees-up for all 234 of his…