John Redwood MP

May 10, 2018

How to negotiate with the EU

Ministers and civil servants must learn how to negotiate with the EU. They must take heed of past mistakes, by not asking for too little and settling for much less, says John Redwood MP.
May 3, 2018

EU Budget Confirms Vote Leave warnings

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.
April 24, 2018

The Customs Union debate must end once and for all

The referendum was won on a promise of a global outlook. Remainers should stop re-fighting the same old debates, writes John Redwood MP
April 12, 2018

Tax cuts must be a part of the post-Brexit agenda

It's time to give the economy a boost with tax cuts, ratcheting back the damage done by continually increasing tax burdens, writes John Redwood MP
April 4, 2018

The civil service must stop frustrating Brexit

Continued attempts to reheat Project Fear are demonstrating bias within the civil service against the Government's stated policy of EU withdrawal, writes John Redwood
March 15, 2018

It’s time to articulate a new migration policy

A sensible post-Brexit migration policy should see equal treatment between EU and non-EU nationals, writes John Redwood
March 8, 2018

Why we will be better off out of the EU

Taking back control of our money to spend our taxes on our priorities will make us better off out of the EU, writes John Redwood MP
January 19, 2018

Labour and its PFI hypocrisy

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. 
January 12, 2018

Brexit was a vote for a free Britain

The true goal of Brexit is a free Britain, in control of its own destiny, writes John Redwood
January 3, 2018

McDonnell and Labour’s economic incompetence

Labour’s record of economic incompetence is one of the largest barriers protecting us from a future Corbyn, McDonnell government, says John Redwood.
December 22, 2017

Defying the referendum in Parliament will fuel public dissatisfaction

MPs should stand by their party manifestos or risk grave consequences, argues John Redwood MP
December 13, 2017

What defines money?

With the burgeoning field of financial innovation showing no signs of abating, and the arrival of new ‘crypto currencies’, John Redwood seeks to determine what defines money.
December 12, 2017

Universal credit and better incomes

Labour's continued pillaring of Universal Credit is counterproductive, argues John Redwood.
December 11, 2017

The negotiation agreement unpicked

John Redwood explores the uncertainty and ambiguity contained within the negotiation agreement struck last week.
December 7, 2017

Two warring Brexit visions

Amidst the bluster and rhetoric from the Remain camp, we must not dilute our Brexit vision by being ensnared by the EU’s regulatory tentacles, says John Redwood.  
November 17, 2017

Brexit Bill essential for No Deal Brexit

The EU Withdrawal bill is essential, says John Redwood, as it provides the certainty and continuity of law re need given it now seems inevitable we will not be leaving with an agreement in place.
November 15, 2017

Budget must boost home ownership

Next week’s budget must do more to help create a new generation of owners, says John Redwood.
November 2, 2017

Assessing a good deal

To strengthen our negotiating position, the Government must remind the EU what a No Deal does for us, and then ask what they would prefer to that No Deal, argues John Redwood.  
October 27, 2017

The EU imprisons civil servants

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.
October 24, 2017

WTO prep key to Brexit talks

The government must prepare itself for a ‘no deal’ WTO solution post-Brexit to strengthen our hand at the EU negotiating table, argues John Redwood. 
August 25, 2017

Carney’s young squeeze

The Bank of England's proposed restrictions on mortgage and loan debt will hit young people the hardest, says John Redwood.
July 25, 2017

We must stop negotiating with ourselves

The media's perpetual quest for a fresh Brexit news angle means people are being fooled into thinking the Government's Brexit policy has changed, says John Redwood. 
July 19, 2017

UK art market set for post-Brexit flourish

John Redwood explains the negative impact the EU single market has had on the British art market.
July 14, 2017

Why I’m still positive on our post-EU trade

John Redwood discusses why he remains positive in his outlook for Britain’s international trade post-Brexit.
July 5, 2017

Influencing the green agenda

The danger of some green legislation is it can drive energy using business offshore and raises our cost of living without achieving at global level the stated aim of the policy, says John Redwood.
May 30, 2017

Why nationalisation is a bad idea

John Redwood sets out why Jeremy Corbyn’s proposed wave of renationalisation is a bad idea.
May 25, 2017

Forecasting the unknown

John Redwood argues the reason some of the world institutions are so bad at forecasting economies is they have a vested interest in stability and come to believe their own reassurances.
May 24, 2017

Strong UK-EU relations still possible

John Redwood explains why he’s still optimistic about our future relationship with the EU.
May 12, 2017

No such thing as a free lunch

Additional public sector funding is not without its drawbacks, explains John Redwood.
May 9, 2017

£100bn EU bill is codswallop

John Redwood discusses some of the fanciful figures that have recently intruded upon the political debate, including the proposed £100bn bill the UK is said to owe the EU.
May 4, 2017

Britain’s post-election priorities

John Redwood sets out the priorities for Britain’s next government.
April 20, 2017

BBC consumed with its own agenda

The BBC is more interested in shaping the news agenda than reporting it, says John Redwood.
April 11, 2017

Taxing the rich: left vs. right

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.
April 6, 2017

No deal better than a bad deal

The Prime Minister was right to say that no Brexit deal is better than a bad Brexit deal, explains John Redwood.
March 29, 2017

Eurosceptic fears vindicated

Eurosceptic fears are perfectly described in the Rome Declaration signed last week, says John Redwood.
March 22, 2017

Blair’s New Labour nonsense

Tony Blair’s belief that New Labour is the perfect balance between ‘the extremes’ of politics is self-serving nonsense, says John Redwood.
March 16, 2017

The SNP’s indy ref logic is bonkers

The SNP’s logic is flawed, says John Redwood. Leaving the EU single market is bad, and yet leaving the UK single market, which is four times bigger for Scotland’s trade, would be good…
March 8, 2017

We need a budget for growth

The country needs a budget that promotes growth, investment and more productive working, rather than ever more taxes, explains John Redwood.
March 7, 2017

Solving our productivity crisis

John Redwood explains how tomorrow’s budget can be used to tackle the nation’s productivity crisis.
March 3, 2017

Cut the Brexit gloom-mongering

Much of the economic gloom mongering is erroneously being blamed on Brexit, says John Redwood MP.
February 22, 2017

Aid won’t solve Britain’s trade woes

It is difficult to see how offering to send money to Eastern European countries would help to coerce them into giving the UK a better trade deal, says John Redwood.
February 13, 2017

The collapse of European centre ground politics

John Redwood discusses the negative impact of EU austerity economics upon the fortunes of Europe’s once great governing parties.
February 6, 2017

BBC blind to its own bias

The BBC fails to see frequently have more than two sides and that balance also applies to the topics discussed and the questions posed, argues John Redwood.
January 24, 2017

A new era in US foreign policy beckons

John Redwood sets out the significant US foreign policy changes we are likely to see during Trump’s Presidency.
January 20, 2017

Germany’s dominance is waning

The diminution of Mrs Merkel’s power is helpful to the UK as it seeks to negotiate its future relationship with the EU on leaving, says John Redwood.
January 17, 2017

Tools to fight the EU’s aggression

John Redwood explores tools the UK could use to respond to efforts by the European Union to upset our departure.
January 13, 2017

Solving the NHS winter crisis

Migrants requiring non-emergency treatment, and who have yet to be granted the right to settle in the UK, must either hold insurance or pay for non-emergency treatment, says John Redwood.
January 11, 2017

Drawbacks to single market membership

John Redwood sets out the shortcomings to Britain’s continued membership of the single market.
December 21, 2016

The UK must stop negotiating with itself

Some people in the UK need to wake up and stop compromising our negotiating position with the EU, warns John Redwood MP.
December 20, 2016

The EU is morally repulsive

The EU’s refusal to reassure all of its citizens living in each other’s countries that they can stay after Brexit is morally repulsive, says John Redwood.
December 16, 2016

It’s time to fix the banks

John Redwood believes Trump’s election presents an opportunity to turn our backs on excessive austerity banking, and to find international agreement on the future of banking regulation.
December 13, 2016

Cheap migrant labour is drain on taxpayer

John Redwood argues the problem with cheap labour carrying out tasks with insufficient training and investment is they put many extra costs on the taxpayer.
December 7, 2016

Project Fear? More like Project Nonsense.

Six months after the decision to leave the EU there is no visible damage to jobs, output, confidence, house prices or earnings, says John Redwood MP.
December 6, 2016

Brexit case is threat to democracy

Discussing the Brexit case currently before the Supreme Court, John Redwood points out that Treaty changes have long been left to Ministerial prerogative, and not Parliament’s.
November 29, 2016

The EU has the weak negotiating position

With such high unemployment in the Euro area, John Redwood asks why the EU 27 would risk engaging in a trade war with the United Kingdom.
November 24, 2016

Europe on the brink

With Italy’s government facing possible referendum defeat, and the prospect of Marine Le Pen gaining office, officials in Brussels are fearful the winds of change are stirring, says John Redwood.
November 21, 2016

Obama’s fitting end to a disappointing tenure

It seems fitting that Obama's lacklustre Presidency should end in the company of European leaders who, like him, have also lost touch with their electorate, says John Redwood.
November 16, 2016

The cruel tyranny of global government

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.
November 11, 2016

Why pollsters keep getting it wrong

John Redwood examines why so many pollsters and political commentators keep getting it wrong.
November 2, 2016

What’s wrong with Uber?

People who want to be self-employed, want to do more than one thing, and want to be flexible about how many hours they work and how much they earn have the right to do just that, argues John Redwood.
November 1, 2016

GDP figures prove the naysayers wrong

The latest UK economic growth figures are forcing the big investment banks and official bodies to rewrite their 2016 economic forecasts.
October 28, 2016

Bring on the EU trade war!

Given the UK has significant trade deficits with all the major European countries, it is difficult to believe they would want to make their exports to us dearer, explains John Redwood.
October 26, 2016

The Article 50 court case is a sham

John Redwood argues that it is no part of the Courts’ remit to tell Parliament what it can and cannot vote on and debate.
October 25, 2016

Let’s get on with Brexit

It’s time for the government to tell us more of the opportunities from exiting the EU, and for businesses to get behind Brexit, says John Redwood.
October 20, 2016

WTO rules best trade option post-EU

John Redwood argues that to reduce the uncertainty over our post-EU trade relations, the easiest option is to either carry on as we are, or go to WTO existing terms.
October 18, 2016

Reducing the uncertainties of Brexit

John Redwood MP sets out three ways to reduce the business community's worries over Brexit.
October 11, 2016

Pound collapse not due to ‘hard Brexit’

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.
October 10, 2016

The UK is on its way to the EU exit door

The UK needs to consider carefully the path it takes to the EU exit door, says John Redwood.
October 6, 2016

No such thing as hard or soft Brexit

Britain’s departure from the EU is a simple choice. Carry on tariff free as at present, or revert to the WTO ready-made schedules.
September 29, 2016

The dilemma of foreign ownership

John Redwood argues there should be a ban on foreign state purchases where we cannot have similar access to their market.
September 27, 2016

Syria: Indecision has given Russia the upper hand

The West’s indecision over Syria’s civil war has allowed Russia to place herself in a much stronger position than the US, argues John Redwood.
September 23, 2016

The Commission views populism as a crime

The European Commission fails to understand democracy. It prefers administration of the elite by the elite for the elite of big government and big business, argues John Redwood.
September 22, 2016

Fallon’s too late to veto Junker’s EU army

The UK should stop meddling in EU matters that are no business of ours, argues John Redwood MP.
September 16, 2016

The US election poses a question of trust

Both Clinton and Trump have drawbacks, but beneath the personality probes, health scares and aggressive rhetoric lie some fundamental political issues, says John Redwood.
September 13, 2016

Article 50 approval claims are foolish

Claims that Parliament needs to vote to approve an Article 50 letter or not is based on foolish misunderstandings, says John Redwood.
September 6, 2016

David Cameron’s legacy

John Redwood MP discusses David Cameron’s legacy.
August 25, 2016

More EU or better EU, Chancellor Merkel?

Despite Merkel’s lip-service to a ‘better EU’, John Redwood argues all the signs point to more integration and more EU.
August 23, 2016

What on earth is the single market?

John Redwood MP seeks to define the single market.
August 18, 2016

Labour are the real NHS privatisers

John Redwood MP argues it is Labour, rather than the Conservatives, who have demonstrated a greater propensity to privatise the NHS.
August 15, 2016

Labour’s entryist insurgency

John Redwood discusses the issue of far-left entryism into the Labour party and the challenges it presents.
August 12, 2016

The Labour leadership election is pointless

The contenders for the Labour leadership lack creativity and vision for how to address the pressing issues at the forefront of the public’s mind, argues John Redwood.
August 9, 2016

Beware the snare of the single market

Too many still subscribe to the false belief that the single market is a priceless creation, naïve to the significant drawbacks membership entails, says John Redwood MP.
August 3, 2016

Beware the cult of independence

John Redwood MP believes it is time we moved back to a system where Ministers set policies based on public need, rather than the whims of supposed experts.
August 1, 2016

May is right to fight the scourge of modern slavery

The Prime Minister is right to fight to end the scourge of modern slavery, says John Redwood MP.
August 1, 2016

It’s time for a Brexit budget

John Redwood MP sets out the spending proposals he would like to see implemented in the country's first post-Brexit Budget.
July 24, 2016

John Redwood MP: Trump’s tax bonanza

In spite of his inflammatory rhetoric around crime and migration, Donald Trump’s tax policy reveals a more positive side, says John Redwood MP.
July 15, 2016

Good Europeans want an early Brexit

John Redwood MP argues a quick Brexit is in both Britain’s interest, and the interest of our European neighbours.
July 12, 2016

How best to Brexit

John Redwood discusses the new Government’s first key decision: whether to initiate Brexit by means of rapid UK Parliamentary legislation, or whether to go for an early notification under Article 50.
July 8, 2016

The civil service must be more independent

The civil service needs to demonstrate a greater degree of independence, and be adequately resourced to deal with Brexit, says John Redwood MP.
July 5, 2016

John Redwood MP: Why I’m voting ‘Leadsom’

John Redwood explains why he is voting for Andrea Leadsom to lead the Conservative Party leader and be the country’s next Prime Minister.
June 30, 2016

Ensuring a smooth Brexit

John Redwood sets out important next steps to ensure a smooth and efficient transition from European Union membership to UK independence.
June 29, 2016

Post-Brexit: The road ahead

What we need is a budget to promote expansion and prosperity, spending the saved contributions as soon as we are out, says John Redwood.
June 27, 2016

Brexit wasn’t simply ‘have nots’ vs. ‘have yachts’.

The success of the out campaign was its seeming ability to attract voters from all walks of life, to suggest otherwise is disingenuous says John Redwood MP.
June 25, 2016

EU Vote: Next steps are key

We need to make early moves to regain our seats, votes and voices on major international bodies, says John Redwood MP.
June 23, 2016

Good Europeans will vote leave

By leaving the EU we allow our European neighbours to continue the journey toward governmental union unhindered, says John Redwood MP.
June 20, 2016

Project Fear is like the Millennium Bug

Doomsayers on the economic consequences of Brexit have all the potency of the Millennium bug experts, says John Redwood MP.
June 19, 2016

The IMF has blundered on Brexit impact

The IMF’s economic analysis of a British withdrawal from the European Union is flawed, argues John Redwood MP.
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