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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 looks way better than staying in

    The Better Stay in Europe campaign is totally negative, and that's because the benefits of Brexit far outweigh anything that is positive in Britain remaining in the EU. Brexit can be done, and it should be

    by John Redwood MP -  1 February 2016
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    How Britain will prosper outside the EU

    The Stay in the EU campaign tries to frighten people that Brexit would lead to Britain being isolated and sidelined. It's absolute rubbish, and we should say so loudly

    by John Redwood MP - 19 January 2016
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    Welcome 2016, when Britain restores her independence

    Lets make 2016 a great year to rank alongside 1660 and 1688 when our freedoms were increased by political actions. Let's make this the year we vote to leave the EU

    by John Redwood MP -  1 January 2016
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    Spain falls victim to EU's destructive policies

    The recent election in Spain has shown yet again how damaging to traditional parties the EU scheme can be, and how that in turn then leads people to question their loyalties to country

    by John Redwood MP - 22 December 2015
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    The EU? Leave is best

    Leaving the EU will make us freer, more democratic and better off. Many of us think the PM asked for too little in his renogiation, and he may not even get that

    by John Redwood MP -  8 December 2015
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    Immigration and the Syrian problem

    Concerning Syria and terrorism it is vital to see the need for stronger and more effective border checks and controls on potential terrorist seeking entry or seeking to return to our country after undergoing training in violence and radical extremism

    by John Redwood MP -  2 December 2015
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    Bank of England misleads on the EU

    The Bank of England claims EU membership has helped the dynamism of the UK economy. But it is hard to see how this could be the case when Brussels weighs us down in complex bureaucracy, dear energy, and a failure to negotiate global trade deals

    by John Redwood MP -  8 November 2015
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    EU scaremongering and the single market

    The main aim of the Stay in campaign is to terrify UK voters into thinking if we leave the EU we, uniquely in the world, will be unable to sell into the EU single market. This is scaremongering, and it is utter nonsense

    by John Redwood MP -  3 November 2015
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    Mind the EU energy gap

    Once you interfere as comprehensively as the EU has done in energy provision you create difficulties in keeping the lights on, and you make energy considerably dearer. Another reason to rethink our relationship with Brussels

    by John Redwood MP - 28 October 2015
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    How much extra did the UK have to pay the EU?

    The budget fiasco shows up the absurd complexity of EU affairs. Even a Eurosceptic government with no wish to pay any extra ends up having to pay something all the time it is a member of the EU. There's no way out but out

    by John Redwood MP - 23 October 2015
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    Stay in EU campaign starts with threats and nonsense

    Lord Rose is not defending some friendly status quo that delivers us from insecurity. He wants us to stay in the EU on its wild ride to political union. He can't answer the key questions, and his campaign is built upon scaremongering, and flat out nonsense

    by John Redwood MP - 11 October 2015
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    Conservative Conference: The EU, and UK sovereignty

    A fringe event at the Conservative Party conference debated the crucial issue of sovereignty. The fact is that, without radical renegotation, if we stay in the present EU too long there won't be any real British sovereignty to talk about

    by John Redwood MP -  6 October 2015
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    Europe and the Conservative conference

    Parochial and silly talk of "splits" aside, the good thing about the Conservative conference is it offers the government an opportunity to remind other members of the EU that behind ministers lies a party and a country that is far from happy with our current relationship with Brussels

    by John Redwood MP -  4 October 2015
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    Living wage, minimum wage. Politics vs Economics

    The first effects of a minimum wage set above market levels is to destroy jobs. But the second effect, raising disposable income, can actually create jobs. There's a very fine line when politics and economics go to war

    by John Redwood MP - 21 September 2015
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    Corbyn defeats modern Labour. Next up, modern Britain

    Having defeated the modern Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn will now go after modern Britain as a whole, with poverty-inducing voodoo economics and social populism mainly aimed at smashing middle England

    by John Redwood MP - 13 September 2015