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

    Seven tragicomic faces of Project Fear

    How much more of this nonsense do we have to listen to? John Redwood MP debunks seven of the most egregious lies of the Remain campaign. They're getting ever more desperate as the countdown to Brexit draws closer

    by John Redwood MP - 17 September 2018
  • Treausry

    Enough of us giving aid to rich EU countries. Just Brexit!

    Signing a Withdrawal Agreement to give continuing overseas aid to a group of rich countries on the continent will leave us poorer. Let’s hear the Treasury calculations of how much economic damage is done by the large payments abroad, and by the large balance of payments deficit we run with the EU under present rules. Let's just get out and reap all the benefits

    by John Redwood MP - 29 August 2018
  • Juncker-waving

    EU will have to respect WTO rules in "no-deal" Brexit

    The EU has built World Trade rules into its own legal structures. So to say they will be able to stop us trading with them in a "no-deal" Brexit -- something that would harm them more than us anyway -- is both plain wrong, and typically dishonest scaremongering

    by John Redwood MP - 23 August 2018
  • Barnier

    Brussels terror of Brexit raises Project Fear to extremes

    Brussles is increasingly terrified of a no deal Brexit. They would lose the 40 billion they desperately need and British success would pose a mortal threat to the EU project. They're now ramping up Project Fear to new extremes

    by John Redwood MP -  3 August 2018
  • Westminster

    Only ignorance stands in way of a real Brexit now

    Yesterday’s debate in the Commons on Brexit was dominated by people who have never run complex supply chains who were unwilling to accept they work fine with non EU as well as with EU parts. The biggest barrier to a real Brexit now is the sheer ignorance of its opponents

    by John Redwood MP - 17 July 2018
  • Chequers

    Britain should give Brussels an ultimatum, and mean it

    Time to give Brussels an ultimatum. If they thought it was a simple choice of a Free Trade Agreement or the no deal WTO option, they would be likely to choose the Free Trade Agreement, which is in their best interests. But we must end the dithering, and clearly state we will walk away if they continue to negotiate in bad faith

    by John Redwood MP -  5 July 2018
  • Eu_summit

    BREXIT: It's time to tell the EU to get real or get lost

    Enough is enough. The EU now needs to offer a comprehensive free trade agreement for goods and services which leaves the UK free to spend it own money, make its own laws, and conduct its own trade policy. If the EU rejects any such suggestion then the UK should simply leave on March 29 2019 without a deal and without paying Brussels a penny

    by John Redwood MP - 28 June 2018
  • Flags_latest

    US Ambassador hails benefits of Brexit

    Where are we on the road to Brexit? We have passed legislation to ensure the UK Parliament and courts take back control the day we leave the EU, and our departure is valid in international law. The world is rallying to Brexit's benefits as the words of encouragement from the US Ambassador show. Now let's just get on with it

    by John Redwood MP - 22 June 2018
  • Juncker-waving

    Come on Mrs May, outline the great benefits of Brexit

    From the boost to GDP we get by deploying our budget contributions to Brussels in the domestic economy, through a fairer migration policy, to a whole new global agenda, the Prime Minister needs to steel up and wise up, and tell the public about all the great things we can do with Brexit

    by John Redwood MP - 15 June 2018
  • House_of_commons

    Crunch time for Brexit: Time to take back control

    Will the Commons take back control, or will it seek to perpetuate the Puppet Parliament we have lived with for years? Does it understand the democratic mandate of the Referendum and the last election, or does it think the EU and its most fanatic supporters are right to ignore such votes? We must vote for a real Brexit now

    by John Redwood MP -  6 June 2018
  • Eu_flag_union_jack

    How Brexit can give Britain a stronger economy

    The dividend we will reap from not paying into the EU budget would provide a useful stimulus to economic growth, one of the many benefits of Brexit. We must not be bullied, and must leave the EU as fast as possible, with no deal if that is necessary

    by John Redwood MP - 30 May 2018
  • House-of-lords_2532888b

    The House of Lords is burning its own house down

    There is a long standing convention that the Lords does not ask the Commons to think again about a Bill or measure that was in the governing party’s Manifesto. In trashing that convention over Brexit and other things too, the Lords may be signing their own death warrant

    by John Redwood MP - 19 May 2018
  • Juncker-waving

    BREXIT: This is how to negotiate with Brussels

    I have never understood why so many senior officials think we need to give in each time to the EU. Cameron's mistake was he asked for too little and settled for even less. Ultimately, we need to tell Brussels we are prepared for No Deal. Only then will they be serious

    by John Redwood MP -  9 May 2018
  • Euros

    The EU's superstate budget we won't be part of

    We were told there would be no EU army, yet work continues apace to increase the EU’s role in member states' defence. The proposed new EU budget is designed to create a United States of Europe. It will fail, but it's a good thing Britain won't be around when it all goes up in flames

    by John Redwood MP -  3 May 2018
  • Dover-port-515752

    Brexit vs Remain equals globalists vs little Europeans

    The European Union is an outdated and redundant project in a globalised world. Brexit Britain aims to embrace a wider international trade regime, and only small minded little Europeans are remotely concerned about the EU's customs union, a mere detail of global trade at best, a contributor to Third World poverty at worst

    by John Redwood MP - 26 April 2018