David Davis MP: Being At The Centre of a Political Crisis

April 1st, 2021

In episode 5 of White Swan: The Crisis Podcast, we speak with David Davis MP, former Secretary of State for Exiting The European Union and member of parliament for Haltemprice & Howden.

In a wide-ranging, open and honest conversation, host Gavin Megaw talks with David about how the Government has got its approach to the Covid crisis wrong by focusing on how to cope with the impending problems of the pandemic, rather than how to solve them.

David tells us about his career in politics, and how his seventeen years at Tate & Lyle helped inform his political career. He talks us through the difference between slow motion crises and quick moving crises, and his three-step approach to dealing with a crisis: gather information, gain insight, take action.

It’s a fascinating insight from how someone who has been at the centre of many of the political crises that have unfolded in the last 30 years has managed to cope.