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: Prosperity, not austerity

    Our deficits are not entirely the product of our membership of the EU. But leaving will help dramatically, and, as with so many things, Brexit gives us the opportunity for a fresh start and a new road to sustained prosperity

    by John Redwood MP -  1 December 2016
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    It isn't Britain that's confused about Brexit, it's the EU

    For those who are not in denial about Brexit, Britain's broad aims are pretty clear. The real issue is what the remaining EU 27 want from us. It's Europe that's in chaos about Brexit, not Britain, and Europe that has the real questions to answer

    by John Redwood MP - 27 November 2016
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    Ten questions for stunned trans-Atlantic elites

    John Redwood MP has 10 questions for stunned elites who have no idea why people distrust and, in some cases, despise them. Perhaps someone could offer some answers?

    by John Redwood MP - 15 November 2016
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    The tyranny of global government, and gilded elites

    The Trump and Brexit campaigns were different in many respects. But they had something significant in common: they rejected the gilded, arrogant elites at home and abroad which have caused so many problems and care so little for ordinary people and their concerns

    by John Redwood MP - 13 November 2016
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    Should the government drop its Hs?

    Hinkley, Heathrow, HS2? It would be a very brave government that swept away all these. It would need to have ready a good list of other projects that could be smarter and yield better returns, with realistic and quicker deadlines for undertaking them

    by John Redwood MP - 21 September 2016
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    A 7 point Action Plan for Brexit

    Amid continued nonsense from rump Remain, there are plenty of well thought out ideas for Brexit. John Redwood MP offers a 7 point Action Plan

    by John Redwood MP -  5 September 2016
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    We should hope democracy-hating Owen Smith wins

    Labour would be cursed if Owen Smith became leader. As his attempts to overturn the Brexit referendum show, he hates democracy with a passion. That would come shining through at the 2020 election, and Labour would therefore lose

    by John Redwood MP - 30 August 2016
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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