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Auf Wiedersehen, Angela?

There is little meeting of minds between the Franco German controllers of the EU and its most detached and unhelpful member, the UK.  The meeting between Mr Cameron and Mrs Merkel did its best to bridge the large and growing gap between the UK and the continent, but the truth is the political Channel has […]

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The Conservative party sets out its plans on affordable homes for sale.

2 Our Conference Message: Security, Stability, Opportunity  We are modern, compassionate Conservatives who are truly on the side of working people – whatever stage of life they are at.    A home-owning revolution: Generation Rent to Generation Buy Summary: The Prime Minister hasannounceda major boost to affordable home ownership. We will ensure affordable […]

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Bombing Syria?

Mr Fallon has told us that he is seeking to win over more MPs to the idea that the UK should join in bombing ISIL in Syria. He tells us it makes no sense for us to bomb ISIL in Iraq, but not to bomb them if they step over the border into Syria. There […]

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Poverty and inequality

Poverty is a scourge which always needs fighting. I spoke about this on Monday. I was pleased to see the Prime Minister dedicate himself to an all out assault on poverty yesterday.  Poverty is relative as well as absolute. The west has long since gone beyond making sure people have the basics for life – […]

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Children in need and cancer care

t the request of constituents I visited the Children’s Society stand at Conference to receive their briefing on how we can make more progress tackling child poverty and abuse of children. I also visited the Cancer Research stand to hear of their progress and plans for better cancer research and care.  

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Mrs May changes her mind on the EU and borders.

Mrs May has travelled a long way since 2002 and her modernising  agenda. More recently she asked the Conservstive party to vote to sacrifice criminal justice powers to the EU when we had no need to do so. Yesterday she posed as a resolute fighter against the EU having power and influence over our borders […]

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Guide Dogs

I met the Guide Dog representatives at party Conference. They are running their campaign to stop pavement parking, as bay parked vehicles get in the way of blind people seeking to walk along the pavement. I support their campaign and will raise it again with Ministers.

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We might need to leave the EU to reassert our sovereignty

At the Politeia meeting last night on Stay or Leave we ended up debating sovereignty. Most of us wish to restore or reassert UK sovereignty. If the UK people and their Parliament want to change a law or control our borders, or decide how much to tax and spend we need to be free to […]

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Aircraft noise

I met the Heathrow management again at Conference. I told them there are still many complaints about the more persistent and loud aircraft noise Wokingham is now suffering. They said their records showed that once they ended the trials of new routes prematurely following our complaints, they thought air traffic movements had gone back to […]

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Opportunity for all, prosperity and home ownership for the many

I wish to hear today an optimistic message from Conference. Conservatives must use this period in office to promote greater opportunity and prosperity. To do so requires lower taxes. People should keep more  of what they earn, and more of what they make by venturing their savings. Lower tax rates on income and gains will […]

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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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