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.

  • 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
  • Charles_bridge

    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
  • Theresa-may-donald-trump-1

    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
  • Container_ship

    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
  • Eu_flag_union_jack

    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
  • Flags

    The UK should stop negotiating with itself over Brexit

    With Brexit in mind, some people in the UK need to wake up to the reality of how you do well in an auction or a negotiation. You don't tell everyone in advance and, in a team, you don't fight amongst yourselves. We hold many cards. Play then wisely, and we'll do very well

    by John Redwood MP - 19 December 2016
  • Apple_picking

    Low paid immigration is an expensive option

    The problem with more cheap labour carrying out tasks with insufficient training and investment to back up the staff is it also places many extra burdens on taxpayers. The costs of new schools and hospitals to cope with the sheer number of immigrants are rarely factored in to the equation, giving a fale impression of the true costs of low paid immigration

    by John Redwood MP - 12 December 2016
  • Flags

    Brexit: Prosperity, not austerity

    Our deficits are not entirely the product of our membership of the EU. But leaving will help dramatically, and, as with so many things, Brexit gives us the opportunity for a fresh start and a new road to sustained prosperity

    by John Redwood MP -  1 December 2016
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    It isn't Britain that's confused about Brexit, it's the EU

    For those who are not in denial about Brexit, Britain's broad aims are pretty clear. The real issue is what the remaining EU 27 want from us. It's Europe that's in chaos about Brexit, not Britain, and Europe that has the real questions to answer

    by John Redwood MP - 27 November 2016
  • Transatlantic

    Ten questions for stunned trans-Atlantic elites

    John Redwood MP has 10 questions for stunned elites who have no idea why people distrust and, in some cases, despise them. Perhaps someone could offer some answers?

    by John Redwood MP - 15 November 2016
  • Eu_un_flags

    The tyranny of global government, and gilded elites

    The Trump and Brexit campaigns were different in many respects. But they had something significant in common: they rejected the gilded, arrogant elites at home and abroad which have caused so many problems and care so little for ordinary people and their concerns

    by John Redwood MP - 13 November 2016