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David Davis said he was unimpressed with the Crown Prosecution's verdict on the plebgate scandal. "I'm very unimpressed by the level of investigation, but nevertheless five officers will face discipline of one sort or another because of ... Continue to article
Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions, said: We have considered all of the evidence in this case, including previously unseen, unedited CCTV footage from Downing Street, not referred to by the media. Taking it all in... Continue to article
David Davis said the problems with the Co-op bank should have been spotted by the Government a long time ago. "The Financial problems of the Co-op were visible as far back as 2011, some would say the middle of 2011 and certainly by late ... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Deputy prime minister questions (topicals at 11.50am) 12 noon: Attorney general questions 12.30pm: Ministerial statement on the government response to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquir... Continue to article
David Davis argued Andrew Mitchell should already have been reinstated to the Cabinet after the ‘Plebgate’ incident “Frankly, if it would have been my call, it would have been now, it would have been already. But the simple truth is gove... Continue to article
David Davis said the police service needed “complete reform” after the ‘plebgate’ incident. “It needs a complete reform, I think. I actually want a Royal Commission. I’ve made some comments, some of which are much more eye-catching than ... Continue to article
David Davis on #plebgate latest: "The statement from the three police Federation officials is simply not good enough."
David Davis accused the police of a "clear attempt to mislead the public". "[The West Mercia investigation] wasn't fair, it was not intelligent, it wasn't justice, and as a result the deputy chair of the IPCC Deborah Glass is entirely ri... Continue to article
David Davis said the Independent Police Complaints Commission’s statement on the Police Federation’s meeting with Andrew Mitchell over the ‘plebgate’ row proved the former Chief Whip had been subject to “premeditated dishonest action”. “... Continue to article
David Davis said David Cameron “didn’t know how to deal” with the furore on press practices which led to the Leveson inquiry. “I think he didn’t know how to deal with it, truthfully. I actually don’t think this is what they planned. I th... Continue to article
Bow Group press release In the lead-up to Conservative Party conference the Bow Group, Britain's oldest Conservative think-tank, has warned that the Conservative Party is facing an existential crisis. In its conference edition of Crossb... Continue to article
Tory think tank, the Bow Group, says Tory party is 'dying'. In new pamphlet David Davis says conversation with membership has 'broken down'
It is eight years this autumn since David Cameron took to the stage at Blackpool and invited the Tories to take a gamble on youth and modernisation. That performance wowed much of the media and helped elevate Cameron to the status of f... Continue to article
A coalition of interest groups today launched a campaign to reform Section 5 of the Public Order Act, which outlaws "insulting words or behaviour". The campaign has cross-party support from MPs, and includes such disparate groups as the Christian Institute and the National Secular Society.
David Davis has called on the Home Office to say whether it authorised a US police operation against extradited Briton Christopher Tappin. The Tory backbencher has tabled two Parliamentary Questions to the Home Secretary calling for light to be shed on the extradition arrangements between the US and UK. Mr Tappin, a retired businessman, was extradited to the United States yesterday to face charges for allegedly attempting to sell batteries for Iranian missiles.
The right-to-buy scheme should be extended from council tenants to one million families in housing association properties, according to David Davis and Frank Field.
The Conservative and Labour MPs have joined forces to warn David Cameron that his plans to re-inject life into the housing market will fall "well short of the mark".
Labour have hit out at Nick Clegg's calls for tax fairness, with Shadow Treasury Minister Chris Leslie saying few people would believe Mr Clegg's "latest bluster".
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Mr Clegg suggested that there should be a change in the law to ensure Britain's highest earners pay a minimum rate of tax on their annual earnings.
Mr Leslie said: "He is negotiating how to cut the 50p top rate of tax for the richest one per cent while slashing tax credits by £73 per week for working couples on the minimum wage. And he is the man who campaigned against a regressive rise in VAT but then announced a VAT hike just weeks after becoming Deputy Prime Minister."
Speaking to Sky News, Nick Clegg insisted it was important to be "increasingly aggressive" in closing up tax loopholes.
The so-called 'tycoon tax' is likely to win support from Liberal Democrat supporters, with the Deputy Prime Minister saying that the rich often pay a tax rate of less than 20% on their earnings by using “an army of lawyers and accountants”.
However, writing in the Financial Times Conservative MP David Davis has urged George Osborne to “bite the bullet and go for growth” and face down the Liberal Democrats and their "populist ideas".
Writing in the Independent, Danny Alexander has said the Government is moving “further and faster” towards raising the tax-free allowance for low earners to £10,000.
In line with this tax policy advocated by Mr Alexander, at their Spring Conference the Lib Dems passed motions to; raise the tax allowance to a level implied by full-time work on the minimum wage, keep the 50p tax rate and support a global financial transaction tax.
Conservative MP David Davis and Labour MP Frank Field have joined forces in a move to unlock capital trapped in social houses where the owner is not able to buy their home, or unable to afford to do so. In a report for the Institute of Public Police Research, Mr Davis and Mr Field say the revenue generated from such a right-to-buy scheme should go towards "improving and expanding Britain's sorely lacking social housing stock".
Jack Straw and David Davis have succeeded in their bid to secure a Commons debate on plans to give thousands of prisoners the vote. The former Labour Home Secretary and Conservative Shadow Home Secretary convinced a new Commons committee to grant a vote. The pair will have their debate before the half-term recess in February, according to the BBC.
26/11/2013 on BBC News
22/11/2013 on World at One, BBC Radio 4
03/11/2013 on Murnaghan, Sky News
23/10/2013 on Boulton & Co, Sky News
16/10/2013 on Daily Politics, BBC Two
15/10/2013 on World at One, BBC Radio 4
06/10/2013 on Pienaar's Politics, BBC Radio 5Live
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