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What does remain look like?

I have taken part in a good many debates now ahead of the referendum. One of the most striking things about the Remain advocates I have faced is how little they like or even understand the modern European Union. None of them have come out defending monetary, political, capital markets, banking, and energy union. None […]

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Fair migration and good facilities for new arrivals

During the first quarter of 2016,  224,000 EU migrants got jobs in the UK. Just 5000 migrants from elsewhere in the world were added to the UK workforce, whilst 185,000 British people got jobs. David Davis MP yesterday made an important speech setting out more of the details of these numbers. He said the EU […]

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Why we will be better off out of the EU

There is one thing the IFS and I agree about. When we leave we will be able to spend the money we send to the EU and don’t get back on our priorities. That will boost the UK economy by around 0.6% (they say 0.5%). We can hire more doctors and nurses, create more jobs, pay […]

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The 10 best past achievements of an independent UK/England

I am very positive about what the UK can achieve once we are an independent country again. I think we need to remind our fellow countrymen and women just what we have achieved in the past, when as a country we were both much smaller and poorer than today. This is my list. I would […]

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Bookstart in Wokingham Borough

I have received this news release from Wokingham Borough Council about the Bookstart scheme, run by Booktrust, an independent national charity which encourages people of all ages and cultures to engage with books. BOOKSTART IN WOKINGHAM BOROUGH In the past year around 4,500 children aged under five across the Wokingham Borough have received their Bookstart packs […]

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A puppet Parliament?

I made a speech a bit like this yesterday in parliament: Is this a puppet Parliament? Or does it have within it the ability to take back control? Is this puppet Parliament to remain a mere cipher for Brussels? Or can it take back control to make our own laws and levy our taxes? Was […]

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The collapse of the pound in the EU

Under the last Labour government the pound collapsed within the EU – far more than the latest ridiculous Treasury forecasts of possible future falls. In July 2008 the pound bought $2. By January 2009 it was under $1.40, a fall of 30%. In July 2007 the pound bought 250 yen. By January 2009 that was […]

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It’s the economy stupid – we will be better off out

The Remainians want it every which way. If economic figures disappoint, they claim that is the result of Brexit fears. If the numbers fail to disappoint, they claim that is because people think Remain will win! Their most consistent claim is the pound will go down if we leave. It’s as good a guess as […]

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TTIP and the NHS

A number of constituents have written to me urging me to support the Amendment tabled to the Queen’s speech to ensure that the government protects the NHS in any EU negotiations over the health sector within the planned EU Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). I can assure constituents I do support this amendment, […]

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The Conservative Manifesto and opposition to EU measures

The Conservative Manifesto in 2015 could not have been clearer. It said we will “reclaim power from Brussels on your behalf and safeguard British interests in the single market”. It went on to say “No to ever closer union. No to a constant flow of power to Brussels. No to unnecessary interference”. I agreed with […]

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    John Redwood won a free place at Kent College, Canterbury, He graduated from Magdalen College Oxford, has a DPhil and is a fellow of All Souls College. A businessman by background, he has been a director of NM Rothschild merchant bank and chairman of a quoted industrial PLC.

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