David Davis

In their own words…

10 February 2011 9:07

Parliament will debate a prisoner’s right to vote tonight, to satisfy the ECHR’s now infamous judgement. Jack Straw and David…

Bringing rights back home

7 February 2011 16:46

Thursday’s debate on the backbench motion on prisoner voting tabled by Jack Straw and David Davis is set to be…

Everyone got the invitation, but the Tories had omitted the dress code

25 January 2011 15:37

ConHome has published its latest members’ survey. Its (admittedly unscientific) findings into respondents’ recollections of floating voters at the last…

DD’s classy intervention

23 January 2011 23:08

David Davis’ interview on Jon Pienaar’s show this evening has revived the debate about whether or not it matters how…

Davis and Straw unite against prisoner voting rights

18 January 2011 13:38

David Davis and Jack Straw have joined forces to resist the enforcement of prisoner voting rights, an emotive issue bequeathed…

Control Orders: a pyrrhic victory for the Lib Dems?

2 January 2011 18:05

Coalition is a tricky business, full of compromise and connivance. Emblazoned across the front page of the Sunday Times (£)…

DD joins the tuition fees rebels

6 December 2010 19:16

Now, there’s a Tory rebel too. David Davis has told the BBC that he’ll be voting against the coalition at…

Strike out

5 November 2010 9:09

Spark up those Roman candles, the firefighters have called off their strike for today and tomorrow. According to the general…

Out of Control Orders

1 November 2010 14:01

The government’s developing a tension headache over Control Orders, and there have been two noteworthy interventions. First, Theresa May lambasted…

Ed Miliband calls for humility – now let’s see some

12 October 2010 21:51

So Ed Miliband told the Parliamentary Labour Party that he and they need to show humility. He is right, but…

David Davis offers his counsel in good faith

29 September 2010 12:21

From his roost high on the backbenches, David Davis commands a luminescent eminence that he would not have had if…

Tonight’s the night

6 September 2010 9:07

There’s no rest for the wicked. Conservative whips have spent a frantic summer urging Tory opponents of electoral reform to…

What to do with the defeated?

13 August 2010 14:49

One of the challenges facing the next Labour leader will be what to do with Ed Balls. Balls, as he…

David Davis: the coalition hasn’t got a way of negotiating with the Tory party

2 July 2010 16:44

I doubt No.10 will be all that charmed by David Davis’s comments on Straight Talk with Andrew Neil this weekend,…

Hughes and Davis fomenting rebellion?

24 June 2010 18:08

From opposing sides of the coalition’s strait, two warning shots have been fired across the government’s bows. David Davis has…

David Davis is the darling of the Tory right

11 June 2010 15:32

ConservativeHome conducted a poll into prominent, right-wing Tory backbenchers. Unsurprisingly, David Davis topped the poll. 70 percent of respondents hold…

Cameron’s public debate with his backbenchers

27 May 2010 9:15

So, did Cameron say anything particularly noteworthy during his interview on the Today programme?  In truth, not really.  Most of…

The gathering storm over the 55 percent plan

17 May 2010 18:18

There is a massive difference between rebellious talk and actual rebellion. But some of the language surrounding the 55 percent…

Who is missing?

12 May 2010 12:24

The Cabinet is taking shape, admittedly with one or two surprises and not all of them good ones. There is…

The return of David Davis

10 May 2010 14:47

The shadow Cabinet were gathering before their meeting at 2pm. One member told me ‘it is looking less like formal…