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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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    Greece is impaled on austerity by the Euro

    If Greece left the Euro, devalued in line with market movements, and had access to her own Central Bank to decide how much money to create and have in circulation, she would have more chance of rebalancing her economy and meeting her large obligations. That's the real key to ending austerity, and staying with the euro could easily make matters worse

    by John Redwood MP - 27 January 2015
  • Palace_of_westminster_latest

    English votes for English issues

    Thanks to the Conservatives, there is real movement now on English votes for English issues. John Redwood MP is as clear and vocal on the rights of the English as ever

    by John Redwood MP - 23 January 2015
  • Merkel's_dilemma

    Will Germany pay the Euro’s bills after all?

    The euro crisis is really coming to a head now. The key question is whether Germany will ultimately stand behind a currency zone that just doesn't work

    by John Redwood MP - 21 January 2015
  • Euro_fiasco

    The destructive power of the Euro grows

    The delay in loosening money and the refusal to break up the Eurozone and have economic policies which work better is dragging Euroland back into low growth and recession, and is generating mass unemployment. Another fine mess courtesy of European integration

    by John Redwood MP - 16 January 2015
  • Broken_euro

    Euro destroying traditional political parties in Europe

    The euro is breaking apart the traditional party system across its member states. Euro enthusiasts always said it was a political as well as an economic project. Too true. It's a political, as well as an economic, disaster

    by John Redwood MP - 10 January 2015
  • Cynical_miliband

    Health, statistics and Labour lies

    Lies, damned lies, and statistics, and then Labour statistics! It's fine to highlight data that support your case, but on the NHS and the wider economy Labour is so desperate that they're just making the figures up as they go along. You can't trust Labour on the economy or the NHS

    by John Redwood MP -  8 January 2015
  • Napolean_and_francis

    Britain's complicated relationship with Europe

    Against the whole run of our past policy and experiences over centuries, since the 60s the UK establishment, with some notable exceptions, has decided to allow and actively promote a new European hegemon to emerge called the European Union. It's a very dangerous experiment

    by John Redwood MP -  2 January 2015
  • Westminster

    A 2015 new deal for England in UK, and UK in EU

    2015 should be the year when the ball starts rolling for England to get a proper deal within the UK and the UK to get a radically different relationship with the EU. A heck of a lot rides on the general election. We'd better get it right

    by John Redwood MP - 31 December 2014
  • Cameron_and_obama

    How special is the UK’s relationship with the USA?

    Our associations with the US are indeed vital. They are associations of kith, kin and shared values. But our interests have often diverged, not least today with Washington's wrong-headed belief we should be closer to the EU

    by John Redwood MP - 28 December 2014
  • Churchill_49

    Starting a new debate on UK's strategic interests

    John Redwood MP is as open minded a politician as it gets. He wants to start a debate on Britain's real strategic interests. Interested in the new politics? Join in and take up John's challenge

    by John Redwood MP - 21 December 2014
  • The_99_percent

    When inequality is a problem, and when it isn't

    The bottom line is that social mobility and improvements in wealth levels for all, especially at the bottom of the pile, are far more important measures of a country's economic well-being than equality. As usual, the Left just doesn't get it

    by John Redwood MP - 19 December 2014
  • House_with_english_flags

    Labour and LibDems add insult to injury to England

    We want England to be in charge of all relevant issues, from new laws to matters like income tax rates and tuition fees. But cynical Labour and the Lib Dems don't want this, and thus insult the English

    by John Redwood MP - 15 December 2014
  • Red_box

    A real agenda for tax cuts

    In spite of the retrograde approach of the Lib Dems, the government has managed to get taxes down. We could do with more in the way of tax cuts, says John Redwood MP

    by John Redwood MP - 10 December 2014
  • Flags_england

    Scotland gets its powers, but what about England?

    Why should Scottish MPs come to Westminster to impose a higher rate of Income Tax on England than the Scottish Parliament places on Scotland? What about the rights of the English?

    by John Redwood MP - 27 November 2014
  • Eu_flag_and_world

    Owen Paterson's perceptive speech on Europe

    Owen Paterson, the Conservative former Environment Secretary, has weighed in with an important speech on how Britain needs to regain its sovereignty from the EU. There's now serious momentum for a move away from Brussels

    by John Redwood MP - 25 November 2014


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