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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    Cameron's indelicate balancing act with eurosceptics

    The EU Remain crowd spouts more bizarre, scaremongering, rhetoric. Meanwhile David Cameron has a gargantuan task in keeping his party united around him. He needs to play fair with the eurosceptics

    by John Redwood MP - 21 March 2016
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    What has been the most damaging EU policy so far?

    John Redwood MP outlines a list of the 5 most damaging policies of the European Union. Do you agree with him? Can you think of any additional items?

    by John Redwood MP -  4 March 2016
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    Bravo Boris Johnson and Michael Gove on Brexit

    While the remain campaign is mired in shallowness, in Michael Gove and Boris Johnson two heavyweights of British politics have put their considerable muscle behind the camapign to save our democracy and leave the EU. Bravo, says John Redwood MP

    by John Redwood MP - 23 February 2016
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    Gaming Britain's "deal" with the EU?

    Some cynics think Cameron et al are trying to make it look as though the UK is winning a deal worth having with Brussels. The truth is that the shenanigans show how little power Britain has as a member of the EU. Our partners do not want to offer us what we want and need

    by John Redwood MP - 17 February 2016
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    Brexit looks way better than staying in

    The Better Stay in Europe campaign is totally negative, and that's because the benefits of Brexit far outweigh anything that is positive in Britain remaining in the EU. Brexit can be done, and it should be

    by John Redwood MP -  1 February 2016
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    How Britain will prosper outside the EU

    The Stay in the EU campaign tries to frighten people that Brexit would lead to Britain being isolated and sidelined. It's absolute rubbish, and we should say so loudly

    by John Redwood MP - 19 January 2016
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    Welcome 2016, when Britain restores her independence

    Lets make 2016 a great year to rank alongside 1660 and 1688 when our freedoms were increased by political actions. Let's make this the year we vote to leave the EU

    by John Redwood MP -  1 January 2016
  • Podemos

    Spain falls victim to EU's destructive policies

    The recent election in Spain has shown yet again how damaging to traditional parties the EU scheme can be, and how that in turn then leads people to question their loyalties to country

    by John Redwood MP - 22 December 2015
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    The EU? Leave is best

    Leaving the EU will make us freer, more democratic and better off. Many of us think the PM asked for too little in his renogiation, and he may not even get that

    by John Redwood MP -  8 December 2015
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    Immigration and the Syrian problem

    Concerning Syria and terrorism it is vital to see the need for stronger and more effective border checks and controls on potential terrorist seeking entry or seeking to return to our country after undergoing training in violence and radical extremism

    by John Redwood MP -  2 December 2015
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    Bank of England misleads on the EU

    The Bank of England claims EU membership has helped the dynamism of the UK economy. But it is hard to see how this could be the case when Brussels weighs us down in complex bureaucracy, dear energy, and a failure to negotiate global trade deals

    by John Redwood MP -  8 November 2015
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    EU scaremongering and the single market

    The main aim of the Stay in campaign is to terrify UK voters into thinking if we leave the EU we, uniquely in the world, will be unable to sell into the EU single market. This is scaremongering, and it is utter nonsense

    by John Redwood MP -  3 November 2015
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    Mind the EU energy gap

    Once you interfere as comprehensively as the EU has done in energy provision you create difficulties in keeping the lights on, and you make energy considerably dearer. Another reason to rethink our relationship with Brussels

    by John Redwood MP - 28 October 2015
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    How much extra did the UK have to pay the EU?

    The budget fiasco shows up the absurd complexity of EU affairs. Even a Eurosceptic government with no wish to pay any extra ends up having to pay something all the time it is a member of the EU. There's no way out but out

    by John Redwood MP - 23 October 2015
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    Stay in EU campaign starts with threats and nonsense

    Lord Rose is not defending some friendly status quo that delivers us from insecurity. He wants us to stay in the EU on its wild ride to political union. He can't answer the key questions, and his campaign is built upon scaremongering, and flat out nonsense

    by John Redwood MP - 11 October 2015