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.


  • Juncker

    What might an EU/UK agreement actually look like?

    The UK is perfectly willing, as it always has been, to sign a meaningful free trade agreement with the EU. If the EU can't put aside its delusions, we'll happily go for no deal and adopt WTO rules. Overall, the ball is in the EU's court, and they need to act in good faith, or we'll just walk away

    by John Redwood MP - 13 December 2017
  • Irish_border

    Irish border won't be a problem if no Brexit deal

    The Irish border will not pose a problem even if there is no Brexit deal. What people fail to understand is that adopting WTO rules would only add a single line to already existing paperwork. No Brexit deal, no problem!

    by John Redwood MP - 27 November 2017
  • Flags_latest

    Brexit budget may "surprise" on the upside

    The official forecasters, bless them, have struggled by taking too pessimistic a view of Brexit. This has impacted expectations about the UK economy. So we should not be at all shocked if there are more "surprises" on the upside as Brexit gets closer

    by John Redwood MP - 23 November 2017
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    Signs continue to show Brexit good for the economy

    The daily diet of scaremongering by the Remain camp, which has not relented even after all this time, is belied by the hard economic data which shows Brexit is going to be a great economic success

    by John Redwood MP - 15 November 2017
  • Westminster

    Brexit's vital political, not economic, importance

    There is no evidence that joining the EEC or completing the single market did anything to boost UK growth so it is difficult to see how leaving it will do the opposite. The greatest benefit from Brexit and its real significance is that we regain our sovereignty. That's why we need to get out as soon as possible

    by John Redwood MP -  9 November 2017
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    How to know if we have a good deal on Brexit

    No deal with the EU is way better than much of what is being touted right now. The reality is that it is massively in the EU's interests that they have a good deal for Brexit. In order to overcome some of their delusional nonsense we just have to make it crystal clear we really will walk away if they keep on acting up

    by John Redwood MP - 31 October 2017
  • Wto

    How no Brexit deal really can work, and why it matters

    It is quite clear from the different tone of remarks coming from Mrs Merkel, the Commission, and elsewhere within the EU that they are very worried at just how popular the idea of a no deal, WTO model is with many UK voters for Brexit. As reason sinks in, our hand gets stronger. We must use it

    by John Redwood MP - 22 October 2017
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    Farming for Britain in a great post-EU future

    When we leave the EU we will be able to design a fishing and farming policy that allows us to sustain higher levels of home production, after the disaster of Brussels driven policies. We just can't get out of the EU fast enough

    by John Redwood MP - 17 October 2017
  • Barnier

    Brexit: We must still be fully prepared for no deal option

    What the civil service have to grasp is there is no cliff edge. It is quite possible for the UK to have functioning borders and trade arrangements on March 2019 even with no Brexit deal. 160 other countries trade daily with the EU and most have no special Trade Agreement. No deal is still way better than a bad deal, and we should still get out of the EU asap

    by John Redwood MP - 24 September 2017
  • Eu_flag_union_jack

    The bizarre state of the European Union

    Remainers are yet again exposed for their misunderstanding of the EU's imperial ambitions by the words of the European Commission president himself. Jean-Claude Juncker lives in a dangerous fantasy world, and Britain will be so much better off out of it

    by John Redwood MP - 15 September 2017
  • Tony-blair-world-hunger

    Anti-Brexit Blair's scorn for the British people

    Tony Blair is a Remoaner on speed. He dismisses the referendum almost completely. In his anti-Brexit fantasy world, he is pushing immigration policies that Brussels has already rejected, and he has no idea why Britons want to leave. Just butt out Tony. Your daft ideas aren't welcome

    by John Redwood MP - 10 September 2017
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    German tantrums over Britain and Brexit

    The German media and probably some in the German and EU governments misjudge the UK position on Brexit. Once again they think pressure, personal ridicule, scorn will force the UK to see it their way. It did not achieve their end when they tried to pressurise us into joining the Euro, and it won't work now

    by John Redwood MP -  6 September 2017
  • Present

    Yes to an EU divorce bill; No to a leaving present

    We'll pay a fair Brexit divorce bill, but we won't give them a leaving present. Those who say you don’t leave a restaurant without paying the bill are right. But once you have left the restaurant you do not have to pay for the meals of other people who are still dining. Brussels needs to wake up

    by John Redwood MP - 31 August 2017
  • Davis_and_barnier

    EU could make no Brexit deal a self-fulfilling prophesy

    The EU and its supporters are mired in delusion and hysteria. It almost looks as if they'd rather have no deal than one in their own interests. They'll make that a self-fulfilling prophesy unless they wise up soon

    by John Redwood MP - 22 August 2017
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    Jobless rate falls, Project Fear fails

    The big rise in employment since the Brexit vote again raises the question of why George Osborne's Treasury forecast big job losses if we voted for Brexit and sent our Article 50 letter. Was it incompetence or were they talking down the economy deliberately? Either way, Project Fear failed

    by John Redwood MP - 18 August 2017