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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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    Getting real about devolution in England

    If Scotland is to settle her own income tax, there is no way England would accept a higher rate of income tax voted through with the help of Scottish MP votes at Westminster. We have to get real over powers and rights for the English

    by John Redwood MP - 26 February 2015
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    The death of democracy in Greece?

    The reality must surely be dawning on even the most blinkered of Europhiles that the modern European project is incompatible with democracy. Ironically, it is the country that invented the very word democracy that is seeing its freedom most visibly destroyed

    by John Redwood MP - 24 February 2015
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    The Euro shatters the old politics

    It is fascinating and frightening to watch the drama being played out between Greece and the rest of the eurozone. But it's not just economic and social policy. The euro is collapsing the party political system as we have known it

    by John Redwood MP - 20 February 2015
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    What would a new UK relationship with the EU look like?

    The idea that we would be isolated, poorer and cut adrift as a nation if we left or radically changed our relationship with the EU is pure nonsense. Consider what an unshackled Britain would actually look like, says John Redwood MP

    by John Redwood MP - 15 February 2015
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    Why many people and companies avoid tax

    So, you're against legal tax avoidance, really? The debate in Britain is not based on the way people and companies live their lives. We all try to minimise the amount of tax we pay, using perfectly legal means encouraged, by the way, by the government

    by John Redwood MP - 12 February 2015
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    Russia's in the wrong, but the EU destabilised Ukraine

    Ukraine shows that far from being a force for peace in Europe, the EU can become a destabilising influence. Ukraine was relatively stable before the EU offered closer links and encouraged politicians sympathetic to the west in what was a very split country

    by John Redwood MP -  7 February 2015
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    The EU/UK relationship is now like a bad marriage

    With the EU, the UK is like the poor husband who can never get anything right for his wife. What is going to happen to this odd couple? After all, however down he feels, the husband isn't so sure about a break up

    by John Redwood MP -  3 February 2015
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    English votes for English needs – EVEN

    Let's have a mnemonic to get cross party support for a fair deal for England. Let's call it EVEN -- English votes for English needs. Surely, England should be entitled to that. This injustice has gone on too long

    by John Redwood MP -  1 February 2015
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    Greece is impaled on austerity by the Euro

    If Greece left the Euro, devalued in line with market movements, and had access to her own Central Bank to decide how much money to create and have in circulation, she would have more chance of rebalancing her economy and meeting her large obligations. That's the real key to ending austerity, and staying with the euro could easily make matters worse

    by John Redwood MP - 27 January 2015
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    English votes for English issues

    Thanks to the Conservatives, there is real movement now on English votes for English issues. John Redwood MP is as clear and vocal on the rights of the English as ever

    by John Redwood MP - 23 January 2015
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    Will Germany pay the Euro’s bills after all?

    The euro crisis is really coming to a head now. The key question is whether Germany will ultimately stand behind a currency zone that just doesn't work

    by John Redwood MP - 21 January 2015
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    The destructive power of the Euro grows

    The delay in loosening money and the refusal to break up the Eurozone and have economic policies which work better is dragging Euroland back into low growth and recession, and is generating mass unemployment. Another fine mess courtesy of European integration

    by John Redwood MP - 16 January 2015
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    Euro destroying traditional political parties in Europe

    The euro is breaking apart the traditional party system across its member states. Euro enthusiasts always said it was a political as well as an economic project. Too true. It's a political, as well as an economic, disaster

    by John Redwood MP - 10 January 2015
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    Health, statistics and Labour lies

    Lies, damned lies, and statistics, and then Labour statistics! It's fine to highlight data that support your case, but on the NHS and the wider economy Labour is so desperate that they're just making the figures up as they go along. You can't trust Labour on the economy or the NHS

    by John Redwood MP -  8 January 2015
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    Britain's complicated relationship with Europe

    Against the whole run of our past policy and experiences over centuries, since the 60s the UK establishment, with some notable exceptions, has decided to allow and actively promote a new European hegemon to emerge called the European Union. It's a very dangerous experiment

    by John Redwood MP -  2 January 2015


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