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David Davis suggested there was something suspicious about the collapsed Co-op/Lloyds deal, which would have seen the Co-operative Bank buy more than 600 Lloyds branches. “Right at the beginning, the Co-op had had trouble taking over Bri... Continue to article
The chairman of Lloyds bank has denied that the Treasury exerted pressure to encourage the sale of 600 branches to the Co-operative. Conservative MP David Davis had previously accused George Osborne of using the “invisible hand” of the ... Continue to article
David Davis said that the Met police had “changed the evidence to suit themselves” in the Andrew Mitchell pleb-gate affair. “If your walking away and you’re angry because someone hasn’t done is job and not let you out of the gate, then y... Continue to article
David Davis said it looked like GCHQ had “completely” circumvented processes and oversight if the allegations about data sharing with the US Prism system were true. “It would be illegal for the NSA [National Security Agency] to do that w... Continue to article
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has announced the creation of a local growth committee Consumer minister Jo Swinson has announced new measures to enhance consumer rights Foreign secretary William Hague meets with US secretary of stat... Continue to article
David Davis said there was a requirement to make the lobbying of politicians more transparent following media investigations into the practice. “Clearly it [the lobbying scandal] leaves a bad taste, there’s nothing wrong with lobbying. I... Continue to article
David Davis said too many Conservative figures were under-rating Ed Miliband’s leadership credentials. “My instinct is, he's going to be cleverer than we think and we'd be very unwise to take him less than seriously. I want us to win the... Continue to article
One of the loneliest jobs around will have felt even more isolating than usual for David Cameron recently. Grumbling backbenchers, voting against your Government’s legislative agenda. Cabinet colleagues, perhaps with leadership ambiti... Continue to article
A senior Tory MP has criticised the Government’s proposal to require GPs to check patients’ immigration status before treating them. Speaking on BBC’s Question Time in Coventry, David Davis said the plans, which will be brought forward i... Continue to article
The former chairman of the Conservative party has offered his support to Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans, saying he should not have to resign from his role because of the recent allegations of rape against him. David Davis told PoliticsHome.c... Continue to article
David Davis claimed bringing forward a ‘mandate referendum’ to strengthen the Prime Minister’s negotiating position ahead of a later In/Out EU referendum would cause political problems for the Liberal Democrats and Labour. "It would be v... Continue to article
The Conservatives must break the impression they are 'privileged and out of touch' if they are to stand a chance of winning the next general election, former leadership contender David Davis has warne... Continue to article
Former Tory leadership contender David Davis warns David Cameron to lose his Old Etonian advisors to get the party back on track. Continue to article
Large families disadvantage all the children within them, argued David Davis on the World at One. The Conservative MP said society needed to provide child benefit in order "to prevent children suffering badly", but "you don’t want to ma... Continue to article
George Osborne was hailed by his Tory colleagues today, with one MP praising his “cost of living Budget”. Tory backbencher Robert Halfon celebrated the Chancellor’s freeze on a fuel duty rise. "This was a cost of living Budget," he to... 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.
18/06/2013 on Daily Politics, BBC 2
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08/06/2013 on Sky News
02/06/2013 on The Andrew Marr Show, BBC One
16/05/2013 on Question Time Extra Time, BBC Radio 5live
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