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.


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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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    The European Union is an outdated and redundant project in a globalised world.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
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    EU may push for ever closer union without Britain

    Free of UK membership there can now be a much closer identity between the EU and the single currency it sponsors. Ever closer union is an extremely bad idea, but don't be surprised if the delusional Eurocrats push ever harder for it after Brexit

    by John Redwood MP - 19 April 2018
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    Petulant BBC continues to struggle with Brexit

    The BBC continues to show that it can't get its head around the idea Brexit is going to go smoothly. In the latest contrived piece of reporting they asked all the wrong questions in a segment on Germany. These people -- the BBC not the Germans -- will never learn

    by John Redwood MP - 15 April 2018
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    Telling it like it is to Lord Adonis on Brexit

    As he gears up for a debate with Lord Adonis, one of the fiercest rejectionists regarding Britain's democratic decision to leave the EU, John Redwood MP reminds him that democracy can be disappointing when you're on the losing side, but true democrats get over it and respect the result

    by John Redwood MP - 10 April 2018
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    Britain's civil service as an anti-Brexit fifth column?

    Talk of fifth columns can often be hyperbolic. But there is a real concern about institutional bias against Brexit in Britain's civil service. The public has a right to expect its taxpayer funded servants observe strict neutrality, and do not thwart the will of the people by indulging in the fantasies of Project Fear

    by John Redwood MP -  4 April 2018
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    The EU is itself a barrier to trade. We're better off out

    The Remain camp is confused on so many issues, not least trade where the EU is a barrier to prosperity for Britain, and is the root cause of the growing friction with the US. Don't blame Brexit or Trump. Blame Brussels for its flagrant hypocrisy

    by John Redwood MP - 26 March 2018
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    EU trade hypocrisy: Brexit can't come soon enough

    It's curious the EU claims to be scandalised by Trump threatening a 10% tariff on German cars into the US, when the EU itself imposes just such a 10% tariff on US cars into the EU. Inside the EU, Britain also can't exempt itself from Trump's steel tarrifs. This is the kind of nonsense we will be free of. Brexit can't come soon enough

    by John Redwood MP - 12 March 2018
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    Mainstream media never plays fair on Brexit

    The mainstream media simply will not give up on its anti-Brexit bias. John Redwood MP explains precisely how the bias manifests itself, right from the moment they call to decide whether to have you on the show. This is unacceptable, and it must stop

    by John Redwood MP -  6 March 2018
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    Shopping our way out of topsy turvy EU

    Looking at the draft EU Withdrawal Agreement it is difficult to see why we would want to sign that, and certainly not without knowing what if any Free Trade Agreement will be reached. We should still be prepared to walk away from one-sided and nonsensical deals with Brussels

    by John Redwood MP -  1 March 2018
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    The EU Single Market was never a winner for Britain

    Those who think Britain will lose by leaving the Single Market need to look at the historical record. That shows that we have never gained anything from it, but have at significant junctures lost badly. Brexiteers win on evidence based arguments; Remainers can't say the same, argues John Redwood MP

    by John Redwood MP - 22 February 2018
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    Fake news that EU single market boosted UK growth

    Those who seem to think leaving the single market will cause growth to slow need to explain why there was no visible boost to growth when we joined. Project Fear has its alter ego -- Project Fantasy about benefits of EU membership that never actually materialised

    by John Redwood MP - 30 January 2018
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    No Brexit deal is still better than a bad Brexit deal

    It remains the case that no deal with the EU is far better than a bad deal. And we should be wary of prolonged transitional agreements. If we can't secure a good deal in 2017 and 2018 it won't be easier in 2020. We just need to Brexit as soon as possible

    by John Redwood MP - 23 January 2018