Articles by John Redwood MP

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.

  • Present

    Yes to an EU divorce bill; No to a leaving present

    We'll pay a fair Brexit divorce bill, but we won't give them a leaving present. Those who say you don’t leave a restaurant without paying the bill are right. But once you have left the restaurant you do not have to pay for the meals of other people who are still dining. Brussels needs to wake up

    by John Redwood MP - 31 August 2017
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    EU could make no Brexit deal a self-fulfilling prophesy

    The EU and its supporters are mired in delusion and hysteria. It almost looks as if they'd rather have no deal than one in their own interests. They'll make that a self-fulfilling prophesy unless they wise up soon

    by John Redwood MP - 22 August 2017
  • Flags_latest

    Jobless rate falls, Project Fear fails

    The big rise in employment since the Brexit vote again raises the question of why George Osborne's Treasury forecast big job losses if we voted for Brexit and sent our Article 50 letter. Was it incompetence or were they talking down the economy deliberately? Either way, Project Fear failed

    by John Redwood MP - 18 August 2017
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    Ironies and delusions of the anti-Brexit camp

    It is a cruel irony that those who are the most pro EU are the most negative about the nature and likely actions of our EU partners in negotiating a Brexit deal. They are also going to be proved wrong on this as on so much else about Brexit, since a good deal is in everybody's interests

    by John Redwood MP -  2 August 2017
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    Dishonest Remainers struggle with Brexit successes

    The UK economy has done fine since the Brexit vote. But, as all their predictions fail, dishonest Remainers in the media and elsewhere keep shifting the goal posts. The truth is that Brexit is mainly political anyway. It is about what we do with our sovereignty when we retreive it

    by John Redwood MP - 17 July 2017
  • Happy_dover

    Five reasons why Brexit will be fine without a deal

    Project Fear continues to spread scare stories about Brexit on a daily basis. The hysteria mainly centers on the alleged catastrophe if we leave the EU with no deal. John Redwood MP deals with five key issues which rip the Remain case to shreds

    by John Redwood MP - 30 June 2017
  • May_and_merkel

    Misjudging Brexit: Strong Germany vs weakened Britain

    There is much delusional talk following the general election about a weak Britain and a strong Germany. But the Prime Minister is actually in a much stronger position than Mrs. Merkel in their respective parliaments. Rump Remain needs to pay more attention to the world as it is than as they'd wish it to be

    by John Redwood MP - 27 June 2017
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    Either in or out: There is no hard or soft Brexit

    The obsessive disucssion in mainstream media about a supposed choice between hard and soft Brexit is based on an entirely false premise. We either leave the Single Market and Customs Union or we don't really leave the EU. It's real Brexit or fake Brexit. At the general election, 86% of voters went for real Brexit. That choice must be respected

    by John Redwood MP - 16 June 2017
  • May_or_corbyn

    The choice: Vote Conservative or it's Corbyn for PM

    If there is no overall majority Britain will get a Labour led coalition. Corbyn is weak on counter-terrorism, hopeless on Brexit, and would ruin the economy with old fashioned tax and spend. If you want to avoid this disaster, you need to vote Conservative on Thursday

    by John Redwood MP -  6 June 2017
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    No deal is better than a bad deal

    Of the parties contesting the June 8 general election who have a real chance of wining seats, only the Conservatives are tough enough and smart enough on Europe to maximise the chances of a good Brexit deal

    by John Redwood MP - 31 May 2017
  • May_and_juncker

    Every reason for optimism on UK-EU Brexit deal

    Even though Britain would be fine if it walked away after Brexit without a deal, the EU has every reason to forge a good one. But isn't it strange how rump Remain has such low expectations on decent behaviour in the talks by their beloved EU

    by John Redwood MP - 23 May 2017
  • Parliament

    GE2017 is about what kind of Britain you want

    The forthcoming general election is crucial to the future of Britain, and indeed Europe. There is no such thing as a hard or soft Brexit. What we need is a vision of a strong, independent, outward looking Britain, which works with Europe but sidelines unhelpful Eurocrats

    by John Redwood MP - 16 May 2017
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    Financial services will be fine after Brexit

    Project Fear and its increasingly desperate adherents keep on predicting that the City will suffer badly from Brexit. Like the rest of their claims, it's all scaremongering, as evidenced by the latest pronouncements from Barclays. Brexit will be a great success

    by John Redwood MP - 13 May 2017
  • Euros

    Silliness on police, Brexit shows why Tories must win

    Labour got itself into a muddle over police funding; the Financial Times produced a preposterous story about the Brexit bill being 100 billion euros. Neither bumbling errors nor fake news will stop Brexit, and only the Conservatives are fit and able to deliver

    by John Redwood MP -  5 May 2017
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    UK economy continues to shine after Brexit vote

    The British economy is actually growing at a solid pace, despite the dishonest reporting of many in the mainstream media following data last week. Project Fear continues to show a desperation to ignore the reality of a very successful Brexit story after last year's referendum

    by John Redwood MP - 29 April 2017