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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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    England, Scotland and sharing the money

    The Scottish people's unwillingness to give up the pound -- a key reason for the voting against independence -- suggested they wanted to stay in some kind of currency union. How this will work in practice given the SNP's drive for greater fiscal powers remains to be seen

    by John Redwood MP - 21 May 2015
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    What kind of a renegotiation do we want with the EU?

    I have one simple requirement for the negotiation of a new relationship with the EU. I wish to restore the sovereignty of UK voters, so that their UK Parliament can make the important decisions they want, says John Redwood MP

    by John Redwood MP - 18 May 2015
  • Early_bbc

    The BBC and the modern world

    Is the BBC as currently constituted truly compatible with the modern world? A full review of what the BBC does and how it does it is surely long overdue

    by John Redwood MP - 16 May 2015
  • Clegg_resigns

    The collapse of the LibDems. All about trust

    The LibDems violated trust and got punished for it. The new leader of the Lib Dems will have a difficult task to define what a new Lib Dem party stands for, and a further challenge to get people to believe it. Is there room for two pro-EU green parties?

    by John Redwood MP - 12 May 2015
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    If you care about the EU this election, vote Conservative

    This will drive UKIP supporters up the wall. But the electoral maths, the nature of our system, and the positions of the major parties come together like this: If more British independence from the EU is a priority for you, you've got to vote Conservative on May 7

    by John Redwood MP -  2 May 2015
  • Operation

    The NHS really is safe in Tory hands

    Labour and the wider Left are constantly scaremongering that the Conservatives would wreck the NHS. That's just empty propaganda, which may explain why Miliband is making no capital out of it. If anything, the NHS is safer in Tory hands than Labour

    by John Redwood MP -  1 May 2015
  • United_europe

    Labour, LibDems, SNP protecting you from democratic Brexit

    The Left-leaning parties -- especially Labour, the LibDems and the SNP -- show their contempt for democracy by refusing to pledge an In/Out EU referendum. But their arrogance belies the fact that the Europhiles always get Europe totally wrong

    by John Redwood MP - 22 April 2015
  • Power_station

    Good news on UK jobs, but we must ditch EU energy policy

    There is widespread praise for Britain's economic success, especially in job creation, which puts Euroland to shame. But the UK needs to distance itself from the job destroying dear energy policies of the EU if it wants to keep progressing

    by John Redwood MP - 18 April 2015
  • Miliband_class_war

    Leftist class war is bad for Britain

    Ed Miliband is far too posh to be a class warrior. But Labour, the Greens and the SNP play divisive class war politics anyway. This is no way to run the country, and voters should be wary of such destructive ideas come polling day

    by John Redwood MP - 16 April 2015
  • Ed_balls

    Labour all over the place on the deficit, as usual

    Labour is as confused and contradictory as ever on the deficit, and this should worry voters. Amazingly, the single main message of their Manifesto is that the last government was right -- the Conservative-led coalition did need to get the deficit down after all. So why should we trust Labour now?

    by John Redwood MP - 14 April 2015
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    How to tax the rich, and how not to

    Labour and other parties of the Left are playing a dangerous, and hypocritical, populist game with their Non Dom and other tax hike plans. Will they ever understand that soaring taxes can easily lead to less revenue as incentives to pay tax and earn income in Britain are reduced?

    by John Redwood MP -  9 April 2015
  • Aerial_view_of_the_city_of_london

    How free enterprise and innovation cut austerity

    Allowing people to borrow sensibly, enouraging them to work, and giving them a tax system which treats them like adults, all come together to create a recipe for growth and an end to austerity. That's the reality, whatever Left-populists think

    by John Redwood MP -  6 April 2015
  • Eu-flag

    The relentless march to a more united Europe

    French and German ambitions combine with the ever worsening Greek crisis to confirm that the Euro is driving relentlessly the process of political union for its members. The UK needs to renegotiate and then hold a referendum on EU membership. Only Conservatives can offer that

    by John Redwood MP -  4 April 2015
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    Labour's confused approach to the NHS

    The National Health Service is of vital importance to most Britons, and the Tories have much to offer. But Labour, while making it central to their campaign, appear to have nothing serious to offer, except the example of the NHS in Wales where Labour control has made matters worse

    by John Redwood MP - 29 March 2015
  • Mount-street-mayfair

    A new Conservative Right to Buy

    Margaret Thatcher's Right to Buy policy was one of the most successful innovations of the 1980s. Cameron is not known to be quite so radical. But the Conservatives have definitely got some better ideas on property buying than hopeless Labour

    by John Redwood MP - 24 March 2015


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