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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    Either in or out: There is no hard or soft Brexit

    The obsessive disucssion in mainstream media about a supposed choice between hard and soft Brexit is based on an entirely false premise. We either leave the Single Market and Customs Union or we don't really leave the EU. It's real Brexit or fake Brexit. At the general election, 86% of voters went for real Brexit. That choice must be respected

    by John Redwood MP - 16 June 2017
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    The choice: Vote Conservative or it's Corbyn for PM

    If there is no overall majority Britain will get a Labour led coalition. Corbyn is weak on counter-terrorism, hopeless on Brexit, and would ruin the economy with old fashioned tax and spend. If you want to avoid this disaster, you need to vote Conservative on Thursday

    by John Redwood MP -  6 June 2017
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    No deal is better than a bad deal

    Of the parties contesting the June 8 general election who have a real chance of wining seats, only the Conservatives are tough enough and smart enough on Europe to maximise the chances of a good Brexit deal

    by John Redwood MP - 31 May 2017
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    Every reason for optimism on UK-EU Brexit deal

    Even though Britain would be fine if it walked away after Brexit without a deal, the EU has every reason to forge a good one. But isn't it strange how rump Remain has such low expectations on decent behaviour in the talks by their beloved EU

    by John Redwood MP - 23 May 2017
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    GE2017 is about what kind of Britain you want

    The forthcoming general election is crucial to the future of Britain, and indeed Europe. There is no such thing as a hard or soft Brexit. What we need is a vision of a strong, independent, outward looking Britain, which works with Europe but sidelines unhelpful Eurocrats

    by John Redwood MP - 16 May 2017
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    Financial services will be fine after Brexit

    Project Fear and its increasingly desperate adherents keep on predicting that the City will suffer badly from Brexit. Like the rest of their claims, it's all scaremongering, as evidenced by the latest pronouncements from Barclays. Brexit will be a great success

    by John Redwood MP - 13 May 2017
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    Silliness on police, Brexit shows why Tories must win

    Labour got itself into a muddle over police funding; the Financial Times produced a preposterous story about the Brexit bill being 100 billion euros. Neither bumbling errors nor fake news will stop Brexit, and only the Conservatives are fit and able to deliver

    by John Redwood MP -  5 May 2017
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    UK economy continues to shine after Brexit vote

    The British economy is actually growing at a solid pace, despite the dishonest reporting of many in the mainstream media following data last week. Project Fear continues to show a desperation to ignore the reality of a very successful Brexit story after last year's referendum

    by John Redwood MP - 29 April 2017
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    What happened to BBC honest reporting on Brexit?

    Sometimes the BBC just doesn't bother to try and hide its institutional bias. Its anti-Brexit pro-EU stance takes the biscuit. John Redwood MP gives us an extraordinary first hand account of a shocking departure from basic journalistic standards

    by John Redwood MP - 21 April 2017
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    With oil in decline, Scottish economy falters under SNP

    The Scottish economy has faltered, partly due to declining North Sea oil reserves. But the Scottish National Party not only needs to be honest about that, it also needs to explain why poor economic performance relative to the rest of the UK has coincided with its own period in government

    by John Redwood MP - 11 April 2017
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    No Brexit deal is better than a bad Brexit deal

    Fortunately the PM understands the strength of the UK position, and understands that No Brexit deal would work better for us than for them. The UK is making a generous set of offers. If the EU doesn't take them up, we'll be just fine

    by John Redwood MP -  5 April 2017
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    Let's all support the Great Repeal bill

    The Great Repeal Bill is a win win for all sides in the Brexit process because it means all EU law becomes British law. This means we can keep what we want and dump what we want. This is what independence feels like and we should all support it

    by John Redwood MP - 31 March 2017
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    The EU still wants a superstate

    The Rome Declaration has just been signed and it confirms everything Eurosceptics said about the real intentions of Brussels. It is all about a superstate, after all. The EU has learned nothing and we're so much better off out

    by John Redwood MP - 27 March 2017
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    Of Turkey and Geert Wilders

    The Dutch government's decision to pick a diplomatic fight with Turkey has ramifications for Turkey's relationship with Europe as a whole. Meanwhile, Geert Wilders could yet emerge as leader of the biggest Dutch party as the migration question refuses to go away

    by John Redwood MP - 14 March 2017
  • Budget

    Let's have a budget for prosperity not austerity

    Since Project Fear Brexit projections were all wrong, this year's budget needs to take account of that. We need a budget that promotes enterprise and taxes us less

    by John Redwood MP -  7 March 2017