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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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    The IFS are completely wrong about Brexit

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies suggests the British economy could lose tens of billions through quitting the EU. They are Remain through and through. It's all sour grapes, and they should look at the facts

    by John Redwood MP - 11 August 2016
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    Don't forget England in the Brexit process

    Brexit is a Union matter and has to proceed as such. Other matters like the financial settlement within the UK are as much English as Scottish issues. England still needs more recognition in our democratic structure, and Scottish separatism hasn't been boosted by Brexit anyway

    by John Redwood MP -  4 August 2016
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    No to an "Emergency Brake" on EU migration

    Brussels and British diplomats seem to be trying to cook up a plan for us to remain in the single market via a temporary "emergency brake" we can apply on migration. That's not what we voted for. We must reject the idea, and respect the referendum

    by John Redwood MP - 25 July 2016
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    Free movement and Brexit

    Post Brexit, the way to control numbers will be through a work permit system with quotas for skilled and qualified people we want, adapted to our needs. There is no need to stop people coming here as visitors or to invest and set up businesses. Yet again, Brexit is going to be perfectly smooth, defying all the scare stories

    by John Redwood MP - 21 July 2016
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    Let's get cracking on Brexit: borders and money first

    The negotiation needs to start from the proposition that we are taking back control of our borders and money. These should not be in contention. The only thing the UK would like is continued tariff free trade. How's that for a plan?

    by John Redwood MP - 12 July 2016
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    A Smooth Brexit: Project Fear becomes Project Fail

    The shocking campaign of dishonesty known as Project Fear has crashed along with the credibility of its proponents. The FTSE is soaring, and latest data show alleged pre-Brexit damage to the economy just didn't happen

    by John Redwood MP - 30 June 2016
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    Why EU Remain is the riskier option

    The EU has learnt nothing from the terrible mistakes of the past, which continue to haunt us in the present. If Britain votes to stay in, moves, already being planned, for a superstate will be relentless. The best option for Britain is to vote to leave

    by John Redwood MP - 22 June 2016
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    Sovereignty, power: EU Remain’s deliberate confusion

    A central piece of dishonesty by the EU Remain campaign is that you can "pool" soveriegnty. You can't. You're either sovereign or you're not. Brexit is about retreiving our democracy. We must vote to leave on June 23

    by John Redwood MP - 12 June 2016
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    UK is governed by a Grand Pro-EU Coalition

    The European Union is so corrosive of standard democratic norms that The Conservative leadership and the far-Left Labour leadership have effectively formed a grand coalition, stifling serious debate to keep us in the anti-democratic EU

    by John Redwood MP - 19 May 2016
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    The failed record of EU Remain's grand scaremongerers

    In 2007, none of the IMF, World Bank, UK Treasury or Bank of England predicted the forthcoming great recession, brought on by their policies. These same institutions now ask us to trust them in their judgements on UK membership of the EU. Don't!

    by John Redwood MP - 15 May 2016
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    Do you know just how fishy the EU is for Britain?

    Our fishing industry has been decimated by the EU, but few Britons know just how unfair the quota system is. Leaving the EU will allow us to restore the once great British fishing industry

    by John Redwood MP - 12 May 2016
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    How UK's EU membership already cost us £200 bln

    Against George Osborne's scaremongering about the losses Brexit might incur, how about considering the vast losses EU membership has already cost us? They run into the hundreds of billions

    by John Redwood MP -  3 May 2016
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    Brexit: 8 reasons we're better off out

    From strengthened GDP due to not wasting tens of billions on the EU budget to cheaper energy, independent fishing policy, and an enhanced ability to trade in the world, the case for Brexit is overwhelming

    by John Redwood MP - 29 April 2016
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    Juncker's mock concern about Britain

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker effects mock concern over British complaints about the EU. The truth is Brussels hasn't the slightest intention of changing course from more and more centralisation

    by John Redwood MP - 21 April 2016
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    Ignore Project Fear. There's nothing to fear from Brexit

    Despite the wholly negative, hysterical campaigning of Remain, Brexit would leave most of our relationships intact. Yes, we'd retrieve our democracy, but we'd still trade and have great relations with Europe. Britain has nothing to fear from leaving the EU

    by John Redwood MP - 15 April 2016