I have long been an admirer of David Davis. Personally, I hoped that he would be Conservative Party leader but he lost to David Cameron. For me, Davis is one of those Tories who had a real career before entering politics, unlike the privileged lives of David Cameron and George Osborne. Davis came from a very ordinary family and used education and hard work to find his way in life. Prior to politics, he spent many years working for Tate & Lyle, working his way up the ladder and has an MBA from Harvard.
It’s a new era, post Brexit referendum – Cameron resigned and yesterday George Osborne was apparently fired by the new PM, Theresa May.
Davis is a tough, no nonsense politician and a strong negotiator. He’s more right wing than Cameron and Osborne. And most importantly, he supported Brexit.
A few days ago, unaware that he would become cabinet minister in charge of Brexit, he published a blog setting out his views on Brexit. He argued that we need to shift towards a more export-led growth strategy, based on higher productivity employment.
Key points emphasized by Davis included:
- Taking back control of trade
- Cutting taxes and cutting red tape – but protecting workers.
- Single market access – and why we should take time before triggering Article 50.
- Brexit – The Big Picture