Labour’s Dawn Butler was one of the few to battle for the rights of the individual over the state.
Morgan is Culture Secretary from the Lords, Hart Welsh Secretary – and this holding operation presages a bigger reshuffle after Brexit at the end of January.
A hectic schedule of hustings should be held. The public should be welcomed in – and proceedings broadcast on social media.
Also: Sinn Fein defend senator’s ‘unionist’ credentials; Plaid bid to outlaw mockery of the Welsh language; and London and Edinburgh face Supreme Court showdown.
Plus: Where I was when the poll was announced. What I will be doing during the campaign. And: the temptation to seek to stand as a candidate tugs at my sleeve…
Public opinion will not back a generous approach if abuses are allowed.
Also: Cameron and Soubry strike out at SNP; McCluskey turns fire on Scottish Labour; Corbyn accused of fixing Welsh by-election selection; and more.
The Chief Constable of the British Transport Police has erred in deciding that these MPs cannot continue to serve in his force in a part-time role.
David T C Davies is Chairman of the Welsh Affairs Select Committee and is MP for Monmouth This week a bizarre coalition of hard nosed businessmen making vast profits out of the "renewable" industry, a rag bag of socialists, and a Labour Party desperate for votes were narrowly defeated in an attempt to pass a […]
David T C Davies is the Member of Parliament for Monmouth and Chairman of the Welsh Affairs select committee. Follow David on Twitter. If it weren’t for the fall of the Berlin Wall, I would not have met my wife. This claim is a funny place to start discussing core conservatism, but true nonetheless. 1989 […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Yesterday in Parliament, Richard Bacon, a Conservative backbencher, tried to introduce a Bill which would repeal the Human Rights Act 1998. One of Mr Bacon's lines of argument was that the legal requirement for Ministers to amend legislation – without a vote in Parliament – in order to comply with European […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. The Daily Mail this morning reports on the 118 Conservative MPs who have written to constituents indicating their opposition to gay marriage proposals. The Mail says "Their opposition has been expressed in letters and emails sent to constituents who have contacted them with their own concerns", and points out that […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. David Davies is an unusual MP. The Member for Monmouth and Chairman of the Welsh Affairs Select Committee is an amateur boxer (nickname: "The Tory Tornado)", former tobacco-picker, lorry driver and runner of a hostel in Australia. Not the stereotypical Tory MP's background. Davies is also, rare for an […]
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter Tory MP for Monmouth, David T C Davies has written to the Chancellor asking for him to deliver a new way of reminding people of Britain's debt burden. Mr Davies wants every organisation in receipt of taxpayers' money to put some sort of debt clock on to their websites. […]
David T C Davies is the Member of Parliament for Monmouth and Chairman of the Welsh Affairs select committee. I am not on the modernising, Cameroon wing of the Conservative Party and I have never tried to ingratiate myself with the leadership with a view to getting a Minister’s job. It may therefore surprise some […]