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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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    Leftist class war is bad for Britain

    Ed Miliband is far too posh to be a class warrior. But Labour, the Greens and the SNP play divisive class war politics anyway. This is no way to run the country, and voters should be wary of such destructive ideas come polling day

    by John Redwood MP - 16 April 2015
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    Labour all over the place on the deficit, as usual

    Labour is as confused and contradictory as ever on the deficit, and this should worry voters. Amazingly, the single main message of their Manifesto is that the last government was right -- the Conservative-led coalition did need to get the deficit down after all. So why should we trust Labour now?

    by John Redwood MP - 14 April 2015
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    How to tax the rich, and how not to

    Labour and other parties of the Left are playing a dangerous, and hypocritical, populist game with their Non Dom and other tax hike plans. Will they ever understand that soaring taxes can easily lead to less revenue as incentives to pay tax and earn income in Britain are reduced?

    by John Redwood MP -  9 April 2015
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    How free enterprise and innovation cut austerity

    Allowing people to borrow sensibly, enouraging them to work, and giving them a tax system which treats them like adults, all come together to create a recipe for growth and an end to austerity. That's the reality, whatever Left-populists think

    by John Redwood MP -  6 April 2015
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    The relentless march to a more united Europe

    French and German ambitions combine with the ever worsening Greek crisis to confirm that the Euro is driving relentlessly the process of political union for its members. The UK needs to renegotiate and then hold a referendum on EU membership. Only Conservatives can offer that

    by John Redwood MP -  4 April 2015
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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
  • Wind_farms

    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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