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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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    Lower tax rates do bring in more revenue

    The evidence in Britain again shows that reducing top income tax rates increases tax revenue. This fact of economic life needs to be more widely recognised

    by John Redwood MP -  1 September 2015
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    Greece’s painful and irresponsible bail out

    Greece has now got a worse deal than it originally opposed. Let's be clear. It's their fault for wanting to be in a failed single currency. But it's also Germany and Brussel's fault for living in fantasy land. It's all a very European mess, and it's not going away

    by John Redwood MP - 16 August 2015
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    World Health Service or National Health Service?

    The NHS is being ripped off -- which means that British taxpayers are being ripped off -- by non-UK residents getting free care and claiming British money when they go home. This is part of a bigger set of questions, and we must move decisively to answer them

    by John Redwood MP - 11 August 2015
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    EU blues: The case for a self-governing UK

    Though polls show that most Britons, at this stage, want to remain inside the EU, they also show that there is increasing realisation and unhappiness about how much power we have already ceded to Brussels. There is much to play for ahead of the referendum

    by John Redwood MP -  7 August 2015
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    “A German Europe” -- Joschka Fischer speaks out

    When even Germany's former foreign minister, the highly influential Joschka Fischer, starts warning of "European protectorates", you know that the EU has entered a frightening and dangerous new phase, which Britain must not be part of

    by John Redwood MP -  5 August 2015
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    Regional identity is another fine mess in the EU

    The EU sought to use regional identities such as in Catalonia and Scotland to weaken unitary member states in a divide and rule policy to strengthen the superstate. But, as ever, it is playing sorceror's apprentice with forces it doesn't understand and can't control

    by John Redwood MP - 29 July 2015
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    Obama gets Europe wrong again. Why doesn't he allow free immigration from Mexico and Cuba then?

    Barack Obama's lectures to Britain on the EU beggar belief. Ok, Barack. How about you have unlimited immigration from Mexico and Cuba, and while you're at it let them make your laws, while you ditch the American Constitution. Fair's fair after all

    by John Redwood MP - 24 July 2015
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    A wild ride to political union if we stay in the present EU

    Predictably, the BBC is smothering a vital EU policy document pushing for a United States of Europe. Our democracy is again under assault from Brussels, and the government needs to break the silence and explain how we are going to resist

    by John Redwood MP - 20 July 2015
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    EU bankrupts Greek parliamentary democracy

    The EU has turned Greece into little more than a protectorate. From Brussels to Athens and back again, the economic plans for growth are chaotic at best, fantasy at worst. To cap it all, the EU has effectively bankrupted Greek parliamentary democracy. Whatever next?

    by John Redwood MP - 15 July 2015
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    Of Euro Merkel and German Merkel

    Angela Merkel is locked in a kind of political-psychological conflict. There's Euro Merkel, with all the false idealism that entails, and there's German Merkel who has had enough of funding a failed on-size fits all project regarding Greece. What's really missing here is sanity and common sense

    by John Redwood MP - 11 July 2015
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    The euro versus democracy, Greek style

    What a predictable tragedy the Euro has become. If you want a single currency to work you need a single government to back it, a single demos to decide who rules, and an economic policy which generates prosperity for the many. The Eurozone has none of these, making crisis a permanent feature

    by John Redwood MP - 29 June 2015
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    The emerging United States of Euroland

    While David Cameron is doing his best to renegotiate Britain's position within the wider EU, the leading forces in the Euro area are wasting no time at all in pushing further towards their imperial dystopia of a United States of Euroland

    by John Redwood MP - 24 June 2015
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    To Brexit or not to Brexit: Framing the question

    The precise question that will appear for the In/Out referendum is one thing. What we now need to do is frame the Brexit issue honestly, something that scaremongering europhiles, in denial about the road to a superstate, doggedly refuse to do

    by John Redwood MP - 22 June 2015
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    Greece and Germany in a modern European tragedy

    As Greece says on Friday it believes there will be a solution to the current euro/debt crisis it is fascinating that this crisis shows how lacking in independence both Greece and Germany really are in the modern-day European structures

    by John Redwood MP - 19 June 2015
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    Labour's denial about the 2008 crash

    Labour's denial about its responsibility for the great crash of 2007/8 beggars belief. The Conservative opposition at the time issued clear warnings about the dangers, according to evidence documented by John Redwood MP

    by John Redwood MP - 15 June 2015


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