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Articles by John Redwood MP

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.

  • Cameron_and_miliband

    Professional politics, and polls for amateurs

    One reason why polls often improve for a government as an election approaches is people change they way they judge matters. They ask whether the alternative is really better than what they have. Labour beware

    by John Redwood MP - 28 July 2014
  • Michael-gove-at-a-school-001

    Do we want better schools for Britain's children?

    Can we finally make up our minds as a country as to what we want for our state education system? Is it really controversial to want a better deal for Britain's children?

    by John Redwood MP - 26 July 2014
  • Vote_ukip

    And so to UKIP

    I and other like minded Conservative MPs will continue to battle for the restoration of UK democracy as Conservatives, not as members of UKIP which simply can't deliver on Europe, says John Redwood MP

    by John Redwood MP - 23 July 2014
  • England

    Who governs England?

    The last Labour government attempted to balkanise England and split it up. We must reject that and give England real powers to govern its own affairs

    by John Redwood MP - 22 July 2014
  • Saltire-and-union-flag-009

    Needing Scotland?

    The English case to keep Scotland in the Union is based on history, politics and sentiment. It is not an economic necessity from England’s point of view, as all the relevant figures show

    by John Redwood MP - 20 July 2014
  • House_of_commons

    What a farce the EU makes of our laws

    The data protection fiasco highlights yet again that it is our parliament, not Brussels or the European Court of Justice that should be making our laws

    by John Redwood MP - 17 July 2014
  • Magna_carta

    Justice in Europe, justice on Europe

    We should celebrate a tradition dating back to Magna Carta by asserting our sovereignty, not handing powers back to Brussels

    by John Redwood MP - 13 July 2014
  • Miliband_eu

    Labour gets Eurosceptic? Opportunism? No way!

    Honest Brits who support Labour, from the unions for example, get the point about Britain, democracy and the European Union. Why does upper middle-class, boy-from-privilege, Ed Miliband not get it?

    by John Redwood MP -  5 July 2014
  • Waterloo

    Let Britain again be a champion of freedom in Europe

    With the latest crisis with the EU in mind, Britain needs to assume its traditional role of being a friend to small countries, a champion of freedom and diversity, and an enemy of the centralising tendencies that have plagued Europe for centuries

    by John Redwood MP - 30 June 2014
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    England manager needs performance-related pay

    What would happen if the FA said an England manager should have a basic salary around 10 percent of the £3m figure mentioned in the press, with most of his possible pay then being performance driven? Asks John Redwood MP

    by John Redwood MP - 22 June 2014
  • Europe_energy

    EU energy policy is killing our industry

    You'd be surprised how many of our basic industries are being crippled by politically correct EU energy policies. Aluminium, cement, steel, ceramics, bricks: you name it. How long will we put up with this?

    by John Redwood MP - 18 June 2014
  • British_flags

    What would you want in a statement of British values?

    John Redwood MP invites us to join him in a discussion of what should go into the statement of British values promised by the government for Britain's schools against the backdrop of Islamic radicals in Birmingham

    by John Redwood MP - 16 June 2014
  • Houses-of-parliment

    Don't lie back, but do think of England

    All the main Westminster parties seem to be moving towards some version or other of devo max, probably what Mr Salmond wanted all along. If this is true, it is time to think of England. For the present system is unacceptable

    by John Redwood MP -  5 June 2014
  • Cost_of_government

    A cost of living crisis, or a cost of government crisis?

    One of the main reasons our domestic fuel bills have been going up, for example, is the EU and Labour government policies to shift electricity output from cheaper coal and gas fired plant to very expensive renewables

    by John Redwood MP -  3 June 2014
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    The EU problem, and political seriousness

    John Redwood MP, cool headed, rational and principled, as ever, asks democratic eurosceptics to look at the internal debate in Britain and the wider problem of EU federalism from a constructive perspective

    by John Redwood MP - 31 May 2014