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David Davis

David Davis: You Ask The Questions

The former shadow home secretary answers your questions, such as 'Have you had a row with Cameron?' and 'Do you regret your decision?'

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Pressure mounts on Speaker to quit

Pressure intensified on the Speaker of the Commons, Michael Martin, after a former standards watchdog warned that controversy over his expenses had undermined the credibility of his "root and branch" review of parliamentary allowances.

Brown and Straw branded liars over bugging of Labour whip

Gordon Brown and Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, have been accused of lying by David Davis, the shadow Home Secretary, over assurances that ministers did not know about the bugging of a private conversation between the Labour MP Sadiq Khan and the suspected terrorist Babar Ahmad.

Leading article: Reform schools

The Prime Minister's Academy programme has come in for a good deal of flak, as Hilary Wilce points out on page 4. Tony Blair must have expected a big dose of opprobrium, because what he was doing was so ambitious. You cannot set out to make over some of the worst schools in the country - those with the worst exam results and the least motivated pupils - and expect fast change. Improvements, if they come, will be slow and painful. These were schools that local education authorities had failed to improve over decades. If they can attract dynamic new heads and teachers, the reform will have been worth it.