Too many in the media just accept the assumption that we have done well out of being in the EU and will lose when we leave. There is little evidence to support either of these contentions, says John Redwood MP.
John Redwood MP believes Britain should become less militarily interventionist, arguing that there is little evidence that previous forays have delivered long-term benefit for either the UK or her allies.
John Redwood MP explains that up until now the Government has been highly successful in building a diesel car industry in the UK. Recent policy changes, however, have seen it lead the attack on the sector.
The Government should be more introspective when considering legislative reforms aimed at cutting pollution. Buses, diesel engine trains, inefficient heating in public buildings are all symptoms of pollution the Government alone can remedy, says John Redwood.
The publication of the EU’s budget yesterday reveals exactly what Vote Leave set out – that the EU is not a mere trading arrangement, but a serious attempt at full economic, monetary and political union, says John Redwood.
Labour’s attack on Private Finance Initiatives is absurd, given the big role the last Labour government played in extending PFIs and contracting out, and even more so given the extensive use Labour Councils rightly make of these techniques today, says John Redwood MP.
Rather than being constrained by diktats from Brussels, UK civil servants now have the ability to think creatively about draft legislation tailoring it to UK needs. However, some are struggling to adapt to this new way of working, says John Redwood.
Socialists tax people because they don’t like them. Conservatives have a desire for better public services, but recognise that too much tax blunts aspiration and thwarts ambition, explains John Redwood.
A common theme fuelling the successful Brexit and Trump campaigns was their ability to challenge the arrogant assumption of superior wisdom and moral right adopted by a gilded elite, says John Redwood.
Claims that the collapse in the pound is due to Mrs. May's opting for a ‘hard Brexit’ are just the latest in a series of false narratives cooked up by the establishment institutions, says John Redwood.
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