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 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
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    Pound rises against dollar as Brexit fears recede

    The pound has returned to levels seen before the 2016 referendum against the dollar in yet further evidence that overblown market fears about Brexit are receding fast and doom mongering about the economy is belied by robust economic data

    by John Redwood MP - 16 January 2018
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    The shallow, failed forecasters of Project Fear

    Mainstream media love to report negative views about Brexit and the economy. But the reality is that their predictions have been an embarrassing failure. Take a look at John Redwood MP's list

    by John Redwood MP -  3 January 2018
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    Remain establishment withholds Euro disaster info

    What a surprise. The release of government documents includes delays to the release of European Exchange Rate Mechanism papers. The ERM, all done in the name of European integration, was the kind of economic disaster Brexit has not been. No wonder the Remain establishment is so shy about the truth

    by John Redwood MP - 29 December 2017
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    What might an EU/UK agreement actually look like?

    The UK is perfectly willing, as it always has been, to sign a meaningful free trade agreement with the EU. If the EU can't put aside its delusions, we'll happily go for no deal and adopt WTO rules. Overall, the ball is in the EU's court, and they need to act in good faith, or we'll just walk away

    by John Redwood MP - 13 December 2017
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    Irish border won't be a problem if no Brexit deal

    The Irish border will not pose a problem even if there is no Brexit deal. What people fail to understand is that adopting WTO rules would only add a single line to already existing paperwork. No Brexit deal, no problem!

    by John Redwood MP - 27 November 2017
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    Brexit budget may "surprise" on the upside

    The official forecasters, bless them, have struggled by taking too pessimistic a view of Brexit. This has impacted expectations about the UK economy. So we should not be at all shocked if there are more "surprises" on the upside as Brexit gets closer

    by John Redwood MP - 23 November 2017
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    Signs continue to show Brexit good for the economy

    The daily diet of scaremongering by the Remain camp, which has not relented even after all this time, is belied by the hard economic data which shows Brexit is going to be a great economic success

    by John Redwood MP - 15 November 2017
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    Brexit's vital political, not economic, importance

    There is no evidence that joining the EEC or completing the single market did anything to boost UK growth so it is difficult to see how leaving it will do the opposite. The greatest benefit from Brexit and its real significance is that we regain our sovereignty. That's why we need to get out as soon as possible

    by John Redwood MP -  9 November 2017
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    How to know if we have a good deal on Brexit

    No deal with the EU is way better than much of what is being touted right now. The reality is that it is massively in the EU's interests that they have a good deal for Brexit. In order to overcome some of their delusional nonsense we just have to make it crystal clear we really will walk away if they keep on acting up

    by John Redwood MP - 31 October 2017
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    How no Brexit deal really can work, and why it matters

    It is quite clear from the different tone of remarks coming from Mrs Merkel, the Commission, and elsewhere within the EU that they are very worried at just how popular the idea of a no deal, WTO model is with many UK voters for Brexit. As reason sinks in, our hand gets stronger. We must use it

    by John Redwood MP - 22 October 2017
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    Farming for Britain in a great post-EU future

    When we leave the EU we will be able to design a fishing and farming policy that allows us to sustain higher levels of home production, after the disaster of Brussels driven policies. We just can't get out of the EU fast enough

    by John Redwood MP - 17 October 2017
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    Brexit: We must still be fully prepared for no deal option

    What the civil service have to grasp is there is no cliff edge. It is quite possible for the UK to have functioning borders and trade arrangements on March 2019 even with no Brexit deal. 160 other countries trade daily with the EU and most have no special Trade Agreement. No deal is still way better than a bad deal, and we should still get out of the EU asap

    by John Redwood MP - 24 September 2017