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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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    Labour's confused approach to the NHS

    The National Health Service is of vital importance to most Britons, and the Tories have much to offer. But Labour, while making it central to their campaign, appear to have nothing serious to offer, except the example of the NHS in Wales where Labour control has made matters worse

    by John Redwood MP - 29 March 2015
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    A new Conservative Right to Buy

    Margaret Thatcher's Right to Buy policy was one of the most successful innovations of the 1980s. Cameron is not known to be quite so radical. But the Conservatives have definitely got some better ideas on property buying than hopeless Labour

    by John Redwood MP - 24 March 2015
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    Carbon dioxide, jobs and the UK

    Our irrational climate change obligations are harming jobs and industry. Now we're told we need to penalise ourselves further. How much more damage are we prepared to inflict upon ourselves, asks John Redwood MP

    by John Redwood MP - 20 March 2015
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    The cost to Britain of being in the EU just keeps rising

    The UK remains the second biggest net contributor to the EU after Germany. Despite promises for a cut in Britain's contributions, we're being punished for economic success and we're paying more and more. Will it ever end?

    by John Redwood MP -  7 March 2015
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    Devolution to England and devolution in England

    No amount of transferring budgets and powers to councils within England can make up for the lack of any devolution to England. When Scotland chooses her own income tax rate, so should England. It's time for justice for the English

    by John Redwood MP -  4 March 2015
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    Why austerity policies may not work in the Eurozone

    If you wish to see a true austerity policy then look at Greece. They have had major cuts in public spending, major cash reductions in wages and salaries, major job losses, and mass unemployment. It just seems to go with being in the Euro

    by John Redwood MP -  2 March 2015
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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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