David Davis

Politician, Chairman of the Conservative Party David Davis

David Michael Davis is a British Conservative Party politician who is the current elected Member of Parliament (MP) for the parliamentary constituency of Haltemprice and Howden. Davis was sworn of the Privy Council in the 1997 New Year Honours List, having previously been Minister of State at the Foreign Office from July 1994 to April 1997. Davis was raised on Aboyne Estate, a council estate in Tooting, South West London.
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UK Brexit Minister gives 'Road to Brexit' speech
Reuters.com - 2 days
UK Brexit minister David Davis says there will be no regulation-light “Mad Max” economy that will aim to undercut rivals after Brexit. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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PM urges Brexit Cabinet to be 'bold' but agree plan with 'widespread support' - Belfast Telegraph
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Belfast Telegraph PM urges Brexit Cabinet to be 'bold' but agree plan with 'widespread support' Belfast Telegraph Theresa May's inner Brexit 'war cabinet' met on Thursday without agreeing a plan for negotiations on a future relationship with the EU. Theresa May speaks as she hosts a roundtable with Japanese investors in the UK at 10. 1 1 Theresa May speaks as she ... David Davis takes a swipe at 'discourteous' BrusselsThe Times Exclusive: Gina Miller says Soros-backed campaign to overturn Brexit is 'undemocratic'Telegraph.co.uk George Soros's Open Society Foundations Responds To Telegraph Furore With Dire Brexit WarningHuffPost UK Mirror.co.uk -Express.co.uk -City A.M. -The Guardian all 259 news articles »
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Theresa May considers move for Boris Johnson in cabinet reshuffle - The Guardian
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The Guardian Theresa May considers move for Boris Johnson in cabinet reshuffle The Guardian Theresa May attends a church service in Sonning, Berkshire, on 31 December. Photograph: David Hartley/Rex/Shutterstock. Conservatives. Theresa May considers move for Boris Johnson in cabinet reshuffle. PM believed to be working on new year changes to ... New Year Cabinet reshuffle on the cards as pressure on May continuesCity A.M. David Davis to be 'marginalised' in reshuffle if Boris Johnson given 'super-charged' Brexit roleTelegraph.co.uk Theresa May 'set to sack up to a quarter of her Cabinet within weeks'Mirror.co.uk Express.co.uk -The New European -iNews -Focus News all 13 news articles »
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Tory seats at risk under parliamentary boundary changes, says Labour - The Guardian
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The Guardian Tory seats at risk under parliamentary boundary changes, says Labour The Guardian Theresa May with David Davis, whose Haltemprice and Howden seat is due to be abolished under the proposals. Photograph: AFP/Getty. Conservatives. Tory seats at risk under parliamentary boundary changes, says Labour. PM faces political headache with ... The local battles being fought within LabourBBC News Three kinds of anti-Semitism in Labour ranks, Momentum leader admitsTelegraph.co.uk Here's why it's a bit rich for Tories to claim Jeremy Corbyn is 'rigging the election'Mirror.co.uk The Northern Echo -HuffPost UK -The Independent -Express.co.uk all 58 news articles »
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Brexit: David Davis running an 'utterly disorganised' department, with one in four posts unfilled - The Independent
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The Independent Brexit: David Davis running an 'utterly disorganised' department, with one in four posts unfilled The Independent David Davis has been accused of running a Brexit department in a state of chaos, with 140 key posts unfilled as the UK enters the crucial second stage of negotiations with the EU, figures seen by The Independent show. The vacancies led Labour to ... Civil service reports on Brexit are criticised for padding and plagiarismThe Guardian Official Brexit reports 'wouldn't be fit for GCSE'The Times 9 Earth-shattering revelations from David Davis' top secret Brexit papersMirror.co.uk Financial Times -Channel 4 News -Express.co.uk -BT.com all 27 news articles »
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Documents submitted by Brexit Secretary 'don't include impact assessment' - Belfast Telegraph
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Belfast Telegraph Documents submitted by Brexit Secretary 'don't include impact assessment' Belfast Telegraph The documents handed over to Parliament by Brexit Secretary David Davis last month are “underwhelming” and do not amount to an assessment of the likely impact on the UK economy of withdrawal from the EU, a senior peer has said. Lord Jay of Ewelme, the ... Brexit Secretary David Davis faces calls to quit over accusations of misleading ParliamentScottish Daily Record Davis admits no overall assessments of impact of Brexit have been carried outITV News Brexit Secretary David Davis urged to resign over lack of impact assessmentsHeraldScotland The Times -The Sun -Gibraltar Chronicle -BT.com all 130 news articles »
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'It's MY red line' Jacob Rees-Mogg blasts ECJ 'colony' plans for EU nationals after Brexit - Express.co.uk
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Express.co.uk 'It's MY red line' Jacob Rees-Mogg blasts ECJ 'colony' plans for EU nationals after Brexit Express.co.uk JACOB REES-MOGG slammed plans for the European Court of Justice to rule over EU nationals after Brexit saying it will be similar to “a colony”. By Chris Campbell. PUBLISHED: 21:07, Wed, Dec 6, 2017 | UPDATED: 21:29, Wed, Dec 6, 2017. Play Video. Play ... Jacob Rees-Mogg Tells Nigel Farage His Ultimate Brexit Red LineLBC Jacob Rees-Mogg: Somerset Tory MP challenges Theresa May over Brexit principlesSomerset Live The UK did not vote to leave the customs union and single market, no matter what David Davis saysThe Independent Belfast Newsletter -Financial Times -Conservative Home -Daily Mail all 14 news articles »
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Don't throw Brexit into chaos, UK minister warns before parliament vote
Reuters.com - 5 months
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces a chaotic exit from the European Union if lawmakers vote against legislation designed to sever political, financial and legal ties with the bloc, Britain's Brexit minister David Davis said before a key parliamentary vote.
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Why We Shouldn't Be Complacent About The Idea Of Jacob Rees-Mogg Becoming Prime Minister - HuffPost UK
Google News - 6 months
HuffPost UK Why We Shouldn't Be Complacent About The Idea Of Jacob Rees-Mogg Becoming Prime Minister HuffPost UK Despite Jacob Rees-Mogg consistently denying he is going for the Tory leadership, the latest ConservativeHome poll appears to put him as the front runner for next leader of the Conservative Party. He is on 23%. 15% have gone for David Davis, 7% Boris ... Jacob Rees-Mogg isn't old-fashioned, he's a thoroughly modern bigotThe Guardian Can leading politicians get away with opposing abortion and gay marriage?Spectator.co.uk (blog) Why the next Conservative leader will probably be really right-wingNew Statesman Telegraph.co.uk -Sky News -BBC News -Mirror.co.uk all 131 news articles »
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May and Davis warn Tory rebels to toe the line over Brexit bill - The Guardian
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The Guardian May and Davis warn Tory rebels to toe the line over Brexit bill The Guardian David Davis has said all MPs have an interest in the European Union (withdrawal) bill succeeding. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images. Brexit. May and Davis warn Tory rebels to toe the line over Brexit bill. Support repeal bill or risk victory for ... Brexit: A lakeside view of Barnier's tough talkBBC News What major employers in Wales need from the Brexit talksWalesOnline Brexit: David Davis says £50bn divorce bill story is 'nonsense'The Week UK City A.M. -the Irish News -New York Times -Reuters all 283 news articles »
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Brexit: David Davis 'optimistic' over EU trade deal - BBC News
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BBC News Brexit: David Davis 'optimistic' over EU trade deal BBC News David Davis says he remains optimistic that a "seamless" trade deal can be struck with the EU, despite tension over issues like the UK's divorce bill. The UK Brexit secretary used a speech in the US to champion free trade and said, on Brexit, he wants ... Great Repeal Bill is actually a 'Great Continuity Bill', David Davis saysThe Independent David Davis takes aim at Trump's isolationist rhetoric in US speechThe Guardian TheNew Statesman Sky News -Spectator.co.uk (blog) -ITV News -The Scotsman all 1,053 news articles »
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EU/UK split on progress achieved in Brexit talks
Reuters.com - 6 months
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator says no "decisive progress" has been achieved in the third round of Brexit talks, and that opening talks on the two sides' future ties in October was doubtful at the current pace, though Britain's Brexit minister David Davis said the sides "made some concrete progress". David Pollard reports.
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EU urges swifter Brexit talks as London seeks 'flexibility' - Reuters
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Reuters EU urges swifter Brexit talks as London seeks 'flexibility' Reuters BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday he was concerned at the slow progress of Brexit talks, while his British counterpart David Davis called for “imagination and flexibility” to move on. British ... Get Serious on Brexit: EU Airs Growing Frustration With BritainBloomberg Newspaper headlines: Brexit clashes and ibuprofen 'health alert'BBC News 7 dead in clashes between police, militants in Russia southWashington Post Business Insider -Christian Science Monitor -Yahoo News -Voice of America all 546 news articles »
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UK Brexit plan for goods may not be good enough for Brussels - Sky News
Google News - 6 months
Sky News UK Brexit plan for goods may not be good enough for Brussels Sky News Sky's Ian King takes a look at the Goods on the Market document and says it may ruffle some feathers in Brussels. 16:53, UK, Monday 21 August 2017. Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister. Image: David Davis is ... UK calls on EU to prevent leaks of sensitive information after BrexitThe Guardian Brexit: UK publishes more EU negotiation plansBBC News Goods, services must be treated together in Brexit talks - UKReuters UK Spectator.co.uk (blog) -Herald Scotland -Financial Times -News & Star all 386 news articles »
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Alex Salmond's talents lie in world of politics not showbusiness - Herald Scotland
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Scottish Daily Record Alex Salmond's talents lie in world of politics not showbusiness Herald Scotland A few years after his surprise resignation as Prime Minister, Harold Wilson hosted a short-lived television chat show called “Friday Night, Saturday Morning”. It didn't go well. Although the media-savvy former premier seemed an inspired choice, he ... Alex Salmond introduces 'next and last' British Prime Minister, David Davis, during his Edinburgh Fringe showThe Independent What a joker! Alex Salmond launches his comedy career with TWO WEEKS of stand-up gigs at the Edinburgh fringeDaily Mail Lesley Riddoch: Has Alex Salmond got it right this time?The Scotsman The Guardian -Telegraph.co.uk -BBC News -Reuters UK all 61 news articles »
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Sunday Show Round Up: Corbyn's Brexit 'Lie' And The Return Of Phillips V Rees-Mogg - HuffPost UK
Google News - 7 months
HuffPost UK Sunday Show Round Up: Corbyn's Brexit 'Lie' And The Return Of Phillips V Rees-Mogg HuffPost UK During the paper review, Tory MP Anna Soubry nailed her colours to the mast about the future of her party, describing Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson as “a remarkable woman and I hope very much one day will be a remarkable Tory leader”. BBC. Jacob Rees-Mogg now second favourite to replace Theresa May as next Tory leaderThe Independent Tory members snub Jacob Rees-Mogg as they turn to David Davis to replace Theresa MaySomerset Live Jacob Rees-Mogg EXCLUSIVE: Us Tories need to explain how we WILL deliver BrexitExpress.co.uk NewsBiscuit (satire) -The Guardian all 12 news articles »
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Divisions exposed over £66bn Brexit divorce bill - The Guardian
Google News - 7 months
The Guardian Divisions exposed over £66bn Brexit divorce bill The Guardian Divisions over the UK's Brexit divorce bill were laid bare on Tuesday as British negotiators pushed back against a mooted €75bn (£66bn) Brexit charge-sheet. On the second day of detailed Brexit negotiations the British team peppered the Brussels side ... David Davis leaves Brexit talks after less than an hourThe Independent UK 'will not agree Brexit divorce bill until eleventh hour'BT.com Why a short-term transition deal is no easy Brexit solutionFinancial Times Express.co.uk -Telegraph.co.uk -Reuters UK -Mirror.co.uk all 406 news articles »
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U.K. Resumes Brexit Talks With EU
Wall Street Journal - 7 months
U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU’s top negotiator Michel Barnier returned to the negotiating table, with the focus on U.K. and EU citizens’ rights after Brexit and how much London must pay to cover the U.K.’s outstanding financial commitments to the bloc.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Davis
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 67
    Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister, Davis was appointed Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on 13 July 2016.
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    In July 2016, following the UK voting to leave the European Union, Davis was appointed by Theresa May as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.
  • 2014
    Age 65
    Following George Osborne's budget in 2014, Davis wrote for The Conservative Woman, calling on him to make the personal allowance fully transferable for single-earner families.
  • 2012
    Age 63
    He offered critical commentary on the coalition in a BBC interview in March 2012.
  • 2010
    Age 61
    In May 2010, after the 2010 general election which resulted in a hung parliament, it was revealed that David Cameron wanted to invite Davis and other right-wingers such as Michael Howard and Iain Duncan Smith into his Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition cabinet.
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  • 2009
    Age 60
    During a House of Commons debate on 7 July 2009, Davis accused the UK government of outsourcing torture, by allowing Rangzieb Ahmed to leave the country (even though the government had evidence against Ahmed, upon which Ahmed was later convicted for terrorism) to Pakistan, where it is said the Inter-Services Intelligence was given the go ahead by the British intelligence agencies to torture Ahmed.
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    On 15 June 2009, Davis gave the 2009 Magna Carta Lecture at Royal Holloway, University of London, in association with the Magna Carta Trust.
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    As a backbench MP, Davis continued campaigning for civil liberties. He participated in the Convention on Modern Liberty, where he gave the keynote speech on the convention's final day. He also spoke at the 2009 Guardian Hay Festival, where he criticised Labour's "illusory pursuit of an unobtainable security", and was well received by an overwhelmingly non-Conservative audience.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 59
    On 18 June 2008, he resigned from the House of Commons.
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    On 12 June 2008, Davis resigned from the Shadow Cabinet and announced his resignation as an MP, in order to force a by-election, and cause a wider debate on the single issue of what he believed to be the erosion of civil liberties.
    Following his formal resignation as an MP in June 2008, he officially became the Conservative candidate in the resulting by-election and won it in July 2008.
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    On 12 June 2008, Davis unexpectedly announced his intention to resign as an MP, and was immediately replaced as Shadow Home Secretary.
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  • 2005
    Age 56
    In the second ballot, held two days later on 20 October 2005, Cameron polled 90 votes, Davis 57 votes and Liam Fox was eliminated with 51 votes so Davis went through to the next stage with David Cameron.
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    In the first ballot of Conservative MPs on 18 October 2005, Davis came top with 62 votes.
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    At the time of the 2005 Conservative leadership contest, David Davis was Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department.
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  • 2003
    Age 54
    Davis used his first interview as Shadow Home Secretary in 2003 to reveal his personal support for capital punishment for serial murderers.
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  • 1999
    Age 50
    He rejected a shadow ministerial position under William Hague, opting instead to chair the Public Accounts Committee. In 1999 Davis presented the Parliamentary Control of the Executive Bill to the House of Commons, in which he proposed to transfer ministerial exercise of the Royal Prerogative to the Commons in the following areas: the signing of treaties, the diplomatic recognition of foreign governments; European Union legislation; the appointment of ministers, peers and ambassadors; the establishment of Royal Commissions; the proclamation of Orders in Council unless subject to resolutions of the Commons; the exercise of the powers of the executive not made by statute; the declarations of states of emergency; the dissolution of Parliament.
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 43
    He was a government whip when parliament voted on the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, angering many of the Maastricht rebels on his own right-wing of the party.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1987
    Age 38
    Davis was first elected to Parliament in the 1987 general election as the MP for Boothferry which, in 1997, became the constituency of Haltemprice and Howden.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 24
    Whilst a student Davis was active in the Federation of Conservative Students becoming national chairman in 1973.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Born
    Born to a single mother, Betty Brown, in York on 23 December 1948, Davis was initially brought up by his grandparents there.
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