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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 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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    More money for the EU

    Labour will pay to the EU any tax demand that Brussels makes. It's as bad as that. These people will simply never learn

    by John Redwood MP - 12 June 2015
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    IMF – the Irresponsible Money Fund

    The euro is not just corrosive of European prosperity and democracy, it is destroying international institutions like the IMF. Amazingly, three quarters of current lending is to just 4 European countries

    by John Redwood MP -  7 June 2015
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    Could UK restore democracy without leaving EU?

    Under the current EU treaties we cannot truly get our democracy back. The real problem is that Brussels is well known for expanding its jurisdiction, by fair means and foul. Many will decide that the best option is just to quit

    by John Redwood MP -  1 June 2015
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    Cheer up, Eurosceptics

    Those Eurosceptics who said that Cameron either wouldn't win or would rat on his promise for a referendum have been proved wrong on both counts. Eurosceptics now have to shift their mindset from the negative to the positive. That's how causes are advanced. So come on Eurosceptics, cheer up!

    by John Redwood MP - 28 May 2015
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    Don't look now, but first Tory-govt budget is looming

    There hasn't been a budget by a Conservative majority government since before Tony Blair took power in 1997. The Chancellor must remember that lower tax rates bring in more money, and recognise that there's a lot less jealousy around than commentators often think

    by John Redwood MP - 24 May 2015
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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
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    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
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    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


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