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David Davis welcomes the action announced by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), following on from its research into 'copycat' websites that charge people for government services which can be obtained for free from Government website... Continue to article
Thanks to a couple of technical problems, some subscribers haven't received this morning's Waugh Room Memo. Here it is in full: Paul Waugh is away. Today’s memo is written by Josh May. A huge day looms as David Cameron fina... Continue to article
James Brokenshire said the Government’s emergency legislation was needed due to the threat of legal action against its existing rules in the wake of a European Court of Justice ruling. “We’ve asserted that the existing rules remain in pl... Continue to article
David Davis quibbled with the Government's insistence that emergency legislation was necessary to ensure the police and intelligence agencies retained access to phone and email metadata. “Yes, I couldn’t see quite what there was of an em... Continue to article
David Davis said David Cameron must turn his public battle against Jean Claude Juncker into a tactical advantage in his bid to secure reforms to the EU over the next couple of years. “He’s doing what all Prime Minister’s do, they make th... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron meets with Northern Ireland first minister Gerry Adams, deputy first minister Peter Robinson and Sinn Fein president Martin McGuiness at Downing Street Business secretary Vince Cable and culture secretary Sa... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Justice questions (topicals at 12.15pm) Main business Motion to approve ways and means resolutions relating to the Finance Bill Finance Bill: Report stage (day 1 of 2) Adjournment debate: Head and neck... Continue to article
David Davis press release In light of the announcement today that 5.5 million people have had their tax miscalculated by HMRC, Rt Hon David Davis MP said: “If ever there was a clear demonstration of why we should not allow the state to ap... Continue to article
David Cameron said the message to his party from voters in the European elections had been “absolutely received and understood”. “People are deeply disillusioned with the European Union, they don’t feel that the current arrangements are... Continue to article
Tory MP and former leadership hopeful David Davis criticises his party and says David Cameron should pledge to hold an early in/out EU vote. Continue to article
David Davis called for the release of documents concerning the 'plebgate' scandal so that the public could make their own judgement. "The timing is related to something else; we tried to get the police to... give us an undertaking that t... 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.
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