Mr Davis was a prominent Brexiteer and spent three years as Europe Minister in the John Major Government under Douglas Hurd and Malcolm Rifkind. He was the first Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union but resigned due to opposition to the Chequers agreement, with the role since held by Dominic Raab and Stephen Barclay. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Mr Davis wrote: “Put aside the hyperbole and exaggeration about 'the death of democracy' and 'constitutional outrage' that have accompanied the Prime Minister’s plans to prorogue Parliament.
Invoking Winston Churchill, Mr Davis wrote: “This is not the end.
"It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
Mr Davis has been an MP since 1987 and resigned in 2008 to force a by-election and start a wider debate on what he perceived as the erosion of civil liberties.
“It is actually a sensible strategy that can potentially reset the tortured Brexit negotiations.”
David Davis was formerly Brexit