Happy Christmas

I wish you a happy Christmas. I am having the day off, but send me thoughts if you wish.

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35 Comments

  1. Fedupsoutherner
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    Happy Christmas to you too john. Let’s all spare a thought in our prayers for those in the terrible floods in the Philippines and anyone suffering ill health or the loss of a loved one.

  2. Lifelogic
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    Buon nataleva tutti dalle Dolomiti.

    Lovely weather and snow here, what more could one want?

    Well, just a sensible & real Conservative party to replace the current socialist/ex(?) remainer one, and the dire black clouds of a Corbyn government sent packing. The country and voters are crying out for some real Conservative vision, better and more jobs, cheaper energy, growth in real wages, lower taxes, smaller government, more homes, better roads, a workable health care system, competitive banking and huge deregulation of everything.

    But we get gender pay gap drivel, green crap drivel, more attacks on the self employed, extra taxes on tenants and landlords, huge increases in taxes in general and council taxes, still ratting on the £1M IHT each promise too. Grow the tax base and not the essentially parasitic and largely non productive state sector for once!

  3. Bill
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    John, thank you for being the voice of reason. All the very best to you and your family. (Not a constituent)

  4. Paul FITTON
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your site. Nice to hear some common sense which elsewhere has almost been thrashed into extinction.

    Fingers crossed that you and your like-minded colleagues can help control the Brexit fiasco to a meaningful real exit.

    • Martin Bowden
      Posted December 25, 2017 at 10:54 am | Permalink

      Well said. Hear hear!

    • Lifelogic
      Posted December 25, 2017 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

      Indeed.

      Buon nataleva tutti dalle Dolomiti.

      Lovely weather and snow here, what more could one want? We love EUROPE but need get fully out of the
      suffocating, antidemocratic EU.

      EU.

    • Richard Evans
      Posted December 25, 2017 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

      Fully agree.
      Please get Mrs May to wake up to what is really going on around her and inform he
      the EU NEVER negotiate they only DICTATE Proof of the pudding etc.
      The so called stupid public are aware of this or is she deliberately selling sthe UK down the river. OUT means OUT. No ifs, buts, maybes and no transition periods where the UK is totally at the EUs mercy. They will slowly strangle us for sure.

      .

  5. Old Albion
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Enjoy your day JR and as ever thanks for allowing us to comment here.

  6. Mark B
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Good morning to everyone on this Christmas Day.

    🙂

  7. Tabulazero
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Merry Christmas, Mr Redwood

  8. Gary C
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Here’s hoping you and yours will enjoy the well deserved day off. :0)

  9. Epikouros
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Merry Christmas. I cannot wish you a happy New year because I doubt it will be any better than this one. It will only become so when people shed their old beliefs and superstitions religious and secular; that gods, progressive ideology and socialism are the paths to peace, prosperity, enlightenment and social justice. That denigrating free market capitalism and profit and taxing the rich into extinction will make everyone richer economically and socially. That the politics of envy leads to equality. If they rid themselves of these mythical biased encumbrances and become objective and mature in their judgements then the New year could certainly hold out to be better than ones that have gone before.

    • Posted December 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

      Gosh! THAT was better out than in, Epikouros! Try to get over yourself – and have a happy Christmas!

  10. David Price
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Merry Christmas.

  11. Prigger
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
    459 shopping days left , including Sundays, for Remoaners to buy precious food, drinks, tents, camping stoves ( don’t forget the gas canisters !) for their long trek away to Euroland afore their dreaded BREXIT DAY their Waterloo, their Cliff Edge, their end of life as they know it 29th March 2019.
    We The Enlightened Ones, Brexiteers, are preparing large-box-parting-gifts for the Remoaners, filling them with paddles and special paper for their last journey up that Creek that is the EU.

  12. robert lewy
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Thank you for your voice of reason.
    Wishing you a happy Christmas and New Year without Moderation ………

  13. Chris S
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    I would like to wish our kind host and everybody posting here a very happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

    It’s a pity we could not all meet and put faces to names. I’m sure the discussion would be lively!

  14. ian
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    A”Merry Christmas” To All.

  15. Bert Young
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    A very merry Christmas John . You deserve your ” day off “!. I trust you are being thoroughly spoilt .
    Best wishes to all your responders .

  16. Know-Dice
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    No thoughts, except Happy Christmas to you and you family 🙂

  17. Roger Parkin
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    A very happy Christmas John to you and your family.
    Many thanks for your excellent articles throughout the year.
    My first read every morning.

  18. ian wragg
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Enjoy the day with your family After the New Year we have a big job to do.

  19. Peter Davies
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Merry Xmas to you and yours.

    Thankyou for the informative posts over the years

  20. DaveM
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to everyone here. Even Andy, Newmania and PvL!

  21. Billy Elliot
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to you as well Mr Redwood.

  22. Helen Smith
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Well deserved day off, have a wonderful Christmas and a Brexit New Year.

  23. ChrisShalford
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Do enjoy your short holiday and best wishes for the new year, Chris

  24. nigel seymour
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    John, Firstly, apologies for what may be many ‘verbal misdemeanors’ sent to your blog…
    Everyone likes a blast now and again and Brexit has indeed allowed both leave and remain to vent what they see fit. Hopefully TM will be able to see Brexit through come March 2019
    and I’ll continue as a party member. (my sympathy also lies with Joe Root!!)
    Best wishes

  25. Anna
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Happy Christmas, JR, to you and yours, and to all contributors, including the Remainers. And thank you for the informative and authoritative posts that have proved an effective counterbalance to much doom-mongering in the mainstream media.

  26. Timaction
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Mr Redwood and to everyone who contributes to this website.

  27. Roy Grainger
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Yes Happy Christmas to all. This is always a rather civilised discussion board, reflecting its host.

  28. Christine
    Posted December 25, 2017 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Merry Christmas and thank you for letting us share your diary each day.

  29. Anonymous
    Posted December 26, 2017 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    Happy Christmas.

  30. Excalibur
    Posted December 26, 2017 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    A privilege to be able to comment, JR. Thank you for your tolerance and wisdom

  31. Sakara Gold
    Posted December 26, 2017 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Yes, wishing the redoubtable John Redwood and his bloggers festive greetings. May you all live long and prosper!

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