Chris Roycroft-Davis

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Chris Roycroft-Davis (born 13 August 1948) is a journalist working in the United Kingdom. He was chief leader writer of The Sun.

Career[edit]

In 1994 he became chief leader writer of The Sun, writing the paper's editorial column The Sun Says six days a week.[1] Roycroft-Davis left The Sun in 2005 to become a professional speaker, media coach, writer and broadcaster.

He worked as a speech and article writer for David Cameron[2] and currently writes political commentaries for the Daily Express and contributes to the comment pages of The Times. He broadcasts regularly on Michael Parkinson's Sunday show on BBC Radio 2. His book, How to be King of the Media Jungle, was published in October 2007.

Controversy[edit]

On 12th Oct. 2016 Roycroft-Davis wrote a controversial article for the Daily Express arguing that Members of Parliament should be imprisoned for asking for a vote on the terms of Britain leaving the European Union.[3] The article generated concern about issues of freedom of speech, violence and Parliamentary sovereignty.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crewe, Ivor; Gosschalk, Brian; Bartle, John (1998). Political Communications: Why Labour Won the General Election of 1997. Routledge. p. 120. ISBN 0-7146-4923-6.
  2. ^ Cozens, Claire (19 December 2005). "Sun columnist to write Cameron's speeches". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 January 2008.
  3. ^ Roycroft-Davis, Chris (12 October 2016). "Parliament cannot thwart the will of the British people". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  4. ^ "This Daily Express article says MPs who oppose Brexit should be locked up in the Tower of London". indy100. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.