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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    What happened to BBC honest reporting on Brexit?

    Sometimes the BBC just doesn't bother to try and hide its institutional bias. Its anti-Brexit pro-EU stance takes the biscuit. John Redwood MP gives us an extraordinary first hand account of a shocking departure from basic journalistic standards

    by John Redwood MP - 21 April 2017
  • Oil-rig

    With oil in decline, Scottish economy falters under SNP

    The Scottish economy has faltered, partly due to declining North Sea oil reserves. But the Scottish National Party not only needs to be honest about that, it also needs to explain why poor economic performance relative to the rest of the UK has coincided with its own period in government

    by John Redwood MP - 11 April 2017
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    No Brexit deal is better than a bad Brexit deal

    Fortunately the PM understands the strength of the UK position, and understands that No Brexit deal would work better for us than for them. The UK is making a generous set of offers. If the EU doesn't take them up, we'll be just fine

    by John Redwood MP -  5 April 2017
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    Let's all support the Great Repeal bill

    The Great Repeal Bill is a win win for all sides in the Brexit process because it means all EU law becomes British law. This means we can keep what we want and dump what we want. This is what independence feels like and we should all support it

    by John Redwood MP - 31 March 2017
  • Rome_declaration

    The EU still wants a superstate

    The Rome Declaration has just been signed and it confirms everything Eurosceptics said about the real intentions of Brussels. It is all about a superstate, after all. The EU has learned nothing and we're so much better off out

    by John Redwood MP - 27 March 2017
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    Of Turkey and Geert Wilders

    The Dutch government's decision to pick a diplomatic fight with Turkey has ramifications for Turkey's relationship with Europe as a whole. Meanwhile, Geert Wilders could yet emerge as leader of the biggest Dutch party as the migration question refuses to go away

    by John Redwood MP - 14 March 2017
  • Budget

    Let's have a budget for prosperity not austerity

    Since Project Fear Brexit projections were all wrong, this year's budget needs to take account of that. We need a budget that promotes enterprise and taxes us less

    by John Redwood MP -  7 March 2017
  • Jobless

    The EU's unemployment debacle

    The single market became a bonanza for multinationals who lobbied to entrench their positions at the expense of smaller businesses. The whole EU edifice has crushed innovation and cost vast numbers of jobs. We're going to be so much better off out

    by John Redwood MP - 26 February 2017
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    Foreign aid should not be abused for a Brexit deal

    The idea being bandied around that Britain should bribe Eastern European countries with foreign aid to get a good Brexit deal is futile. It is not just, since these countries are too rich to qualify, and it isn't necessary as a free trade deal is even more in the EU's interests than ours anyway

    by John Redwood MP - 20 February 2017
  • Guardian

    Established media peddles plenty of alternative facts

    For all the outrage from the Left at "fake news" it is they who peddle it more than most. From the lies of political correctness to Project Fear and Brexit established media has plenty to answer for

    by John Redwood MP - 15 February 2017
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    The Theresa and Donald show

    The Trump-May meeting brings back memories of Thatcher and Reagan. Of course, the world is very different. But a Brexiting Britain and Trump's America may find that the special relationship is now more special than it has been for many years

    by John Redwood MP - 27 January 2017
  • Merkel

    The waning of Germany

    Angela Merkel is fading along with the European project she has so recklessly bought into. With Donald Trump about to become president, she has also lost American backing that was so casually offered by Obama. The tide has turned and Brexit Britain is in prime position

    by John Redwood MP - 19 January 2017
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    The UK economy can surge after Brexit

    Even when trade all but ceased with Europe in World War II the British economy surged ahead. The idea the UK will suffer from leaving the EU, whatever deal we strike, is poppycock, and smacks of rump Remain desperation

    by John Redwood MP - 11 January 2017
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    Ignore Remoaners: Regulation after Brexit is no problem

    Remainers made big play about the supposed complications of adjusting regulations after Brexit. In reality, this was just empty scare mongering. We take back control of our laws and then act in our perceived national interest. How's that for a plan?

    by John Redwood MP -  3 January 2017
  • Aleppo

    Trump has a chance for a new MidEast policy shift

    After the wasted and fruitless presisdency of Barack Obama, Donald Trump should seize the moment for a totally new approach to the MidEast, and Britain should do likewise

    by John Redwood MP - 27 December 2016