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The Rt Hon John Redwood MP is the Member of UK Parliament for Wokingham and the Chairman of the Conservative Economic Affairs Committee. His articles are cross-posted on his blog by agreement.


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    How taxes cause damage

    The lessons from Japan, Euroland, and the UK are instructive. Governments need to learn that higher tax rates may be self defeating. They may lower output and incomes and may even lower revenues. Who knew?

    by John Redwood MP - 20 November 2014
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    John Major (rightly) bangs on about Europe

    Our current EU membership does not just pose a problem over the pace of migration. It is bad for business, bad for living standards and bad for democracy. All these things need to be debated and addressed in a new relationship with the rest of the EU

    by John Redwood MP - 15 November 2014
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    Why does the CBI oppose democracy over the EU?

    The CBI opposes a referendum on our EU membership. This is not only anti-democratic it is against the wishes of most businesses and the British people. What are europhiles so afraid of?

    by John Redwood MP - 12 November 2014
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    Benefits, immigration, and the EU

    The original idea of free movement was the free movement of workers, not the free movement of benefit seekers. Britain is being ripped off and, this time, it's partly our fault for being mugs

    by John Redwood MP -  4 November 2014
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    LibDems determined as Labour to deny England justice

    With polls showing Labour faces wipe out on Scotland at the hands of the SNP we cannot ignore the demands for more Home Rule for England. But the LibDems seem as determined as Labour to deny England justice

    by John Redwood MP - 31 October 2014
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    Ukraine's elections have not solved the crisis

    The Ukrainian government needs to build bridges with the pro Russian minority if it wishes to reunite the country. Democracy does allow the majority to have its way, but democracy also entails the majority being reasonable towards the minority

    by John Redwood MP - 27 October 2014
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    Labour's dangerous games on the NHS

    Populist and opportunistic to the core, Labour is playing a dishonest and dangerous game with the NHS that could easily backfire on them. Their running of the NHS has been worse than the government's

    by John Redwood MP - 22 October 2014
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    Barroso and the three lies of the European Union

    The audacity of unelected outgoing European Commission President Barroso is breathtaking. John Redwood MP, exposes three core lies that the EU plays against Britain, and everyone else too

    by John Redwood MP - 20 October 2014
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    How will the Carswell/|Farage relationship hold up?

    If Carswell wants to get things done, he'll have to work with Tories, and it will be interesting to see how his relationship with Nigel Farage now holds up

    by John Redwood MP - 10 October 2014
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    What to make of the LibDems?

    The main reason Lib Dems are struggling in the polls is the way they behaved over the tuition fee issue. But the bigger picture is that this is a party that opposes success and self-advancement. What a depressing outlook

    by John Redwood MP -  8 October 2014
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    Why the UK really can afford 7 billion in tax cuts

    In this Parliament the deficit has been reduced whilst large tax reductions through raising the Income Tax threshold have been pushed through. A Conservative government wishes to do more of the same and that's good for Britain

    by John Redwood MP -  6 October 2014
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    Big business has no business poking into EU debate

    As some large businesses will doubtless still wish to tell the UK whether to stay in the EU or not, we do need to examine the bad record of these large companies who have spoken out in the past on these big issues. If many had had their way we'd now be in the euro!

    by John Redwood MP - 30 September 2014
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    Labour's plan for us all to be equally poor

    Labour is a bad joke. Miliband’s speech summed it all up. Please don’t mention the deficit. Pease, please don’t mention immigration. The EU is just fine, and those open borders have to be accepted. Can we let them into power?

    by John Redwood MP - 25 September 2014
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    Waning interest in global warming by world leaders

    Global warming hysteria has cost jobs and prosperity. But since the world hasn't warmed for almost two decades it's hardly surprising that world leaders can't even be bothered to turn up to the latest UN climate summit

    by John Redwood MP - 23 September 2014
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    Getting real about English votes for English issues

    There are still plenty of misunderstandings about the English question after the Scottish referendum. It's not rocket science. Broadly, the English want the same devolved powers as the Scottish. Does Labour not get that?

    by John Redwood MP - 20 September 2014

 

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