Articles by John Redwood MP
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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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    Brexit will mean both independence and prosperity

    Since 1998 our exports of goods to the EU have grown at just 0.2% a year, whereas our goods export to non EU has grown sixteen times faster at 3.3%. But Brexit isn't just about trade. It's about regaining our independence. We're going to be so much better off out, and in so many different ways

    by John Redwood MP - 12 November 2018
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    Brexit and CO2: The BBC, news, and propaganda

    The BBC has two campaigns running. One is to explain why the Remain campaign was really right and should not have lost. The other is to stress the need to cut back on CO2. No wonder the public, which pays for the BBC through taxes, is now deeply cynical about mainstream media's claims to impartiality

    by John Redwood MP -  6 November 2018
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    History shows caving in to EU brings down Tory PMs

    Tory prime ministers taking disastrous advice on policy towards the EU from the CBI, and basing decisions on flat out wrong predictions from the Bank of England and the Treasury, have sealed their own downfall. Theresa May should learn the lessons of history, and show some backbone against the bullies in Brussels

    by John Redwood MP - 25 October 2018
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    May's Brexit misjudgements damage the UK

    Theresa May makes three key mistakes about Britain and Brexit: She accepts the Sinn Fein analysis of the border issue, she ignores the views of the English, and she all but grovels to the SNP in Scotland. She is a democratically elected leader of the Union and she needs to start acting like one to deliver the Brexit we voted for

    by John Redwood MP - 15 October 2018
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    A new vision for British Conservatism

    The Conservative Party needs to run with Brexit and use all its advantages to build a new vision for Conservatism, and, with that, a new vision for a modernised and more prosperous Britain, says John Redwood MP

    by John Redwood MP -  2 October 2018
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    Why Britain should leave the EU's Single Market

    The EU's Single Market started out as a sensible idea in a bi-polar world divided between the Soviet bloc and the West. But the world became global and the Single Market became a political project for big business and Brussels power grabbers. It is an obsolete idea, and Britain will be far better off running its own global trade policy as a sovereign nation, says John Redwood MP

    by John Redwood MP - 25 September 2018
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    Seven tragicomic faces of Project Fear

    How much more of this nonsense do we have to listen to? John Redwood MP debunks seven of the most egregious lies of the Remain campaign. They're getting ever more desperate as the countdown to Brexit draws closer

    by John Redwood MP - 17 September 2018
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    Enough of us giving aid to rich EU countries. Just Brexit!

    Signing a Withdrawal Agreement to give continuing overseas aid to a group of rich countries on the continent will leave us poorer. Let’s hear the Treasury calculations of how much economic damage is done by the large payments abroad, and by the large balance of payments deficit we run with the EU under present rules. Let's just get out and reap all the benefits

    by John Redwood MP - 29 August 2018
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    EU will have to respect WTO rules in "no-deal" Brexit

    The EU has built World Trade rules into its own legal structures. So to say they will be able to stop us trading with them in a "no-deal" Brexit -- something that would harm them more than us anyway -- is both plain wrong, and typically dishonest scaremongering

    by John Redwood MP - 23 August 2018
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    Brussels terror of Brexit raises Project Fear to extremes

    Brussles is increasingly terrified of a no deal Brexit. They would lose the 40 billion they desperately need and British success would pose a mortal threat to the EU project. They're now ramping up Project Fear to new extremes

    by John Redwood MP -  3 August 2018
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    Only ignorance stands in way of a real Brexit now

    Yesterday’s debate in the Commons on Brexit was dominated by people who have never run complex supply chains who were unwilling to accept they work fine with non EU as well as with EU parts. The biggest barrier to a real Brexit now is the sheer ignorance of its opponents

    by John Redwood MP - 17 July 2018
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    Britain should give Brussels an ultimatum, and mean it

    Time to give Brussels an ultimatum. If they thought it was a simple choice of a Free Trade Agreement or the no deal WTO option, they would be likely to choose the Free Trade Agreement, which is in their best interests. But we must end the dithering, and clearly state we will walk away if they continue to negotiate in bad faith

    by John Redwood MP -  5 July 2018
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    BREXIT: It's time to tell the EU to get real or get lost

    Enough is enough. The EU now needs to offer a comprehensive free trade agreement for goods and services which leaves the UK free to spend it own money, make its own laws, and conduct its own trade policy. If the EU rejects any such suggestion then the UK should simply leave on March 29 2019 without a deal and without paying Brussels a penny

    by John Redwood MP - 28 June 2018
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    US Ambassador hails benefits of Brexit

    Where are we on the road to Brexit? We have passed legislation to ensure the UK Parliament and courts take back control the day we leave the EU, and our departure is valid in international law. The world is rallying to Brexit's benefits as the words of encouragement from the US Ambassador show. Now let's just get on with it

    by John Redwood MP - 22 June 2018
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    Come on Mrs May, outline the great benefits of Brexit

    From the boost to GDP we get by deploying our budget contributions to Brussels in the domestic economy, through a fairer migration policy, to a whole new global agenda, the Prime Minister needs to steel up and wise up, and tell the public about all the great things we can do with Brexit

    by John Redwood MP - 15 June 2018