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Temporary cameras on the A329(M)

I have received the enclosed update from Highways England about the temporary cameras on the A329(M) and timeline for report on the junction: A329M Response.

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Why Remain is the riskier option

During the campaign there has been a deafening silence from Remain over the EU changes planned on the continent once the referendum is out of the way. Remain never seems proud of the unifying impulses of the EU, and spends its time in denial about the substantial moves to full economic, monetary, banking and political […]

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Good Europeans will vote to leave

I want us to trade with the continent, be friends with them, have plenty of student exchanges, free tourist travel, plenty of joint ventures and commercial agreements. We wish to enjoy the varied cultures of the European peoples, to share food and fellowship, and to ally together in common causes. None of this will cease […]

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Some famous defeats for the EU in referendums

The EU can often be an unpopular cause on a ballot paper. In 1997 and 2001 Switzerland voted against its government’s wishes to join the EU. In 1972 Norway voted against its government’s advice to join. In 1973 Greenland voted to leave the EU, and eventually did leave. Denmark voted down the Maastricht Treaty favoured […]

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Brexit can mean a smooth transition to democratic self government

If Brexit wins we wish the transition to be smooth and straightforward. There is no need for any disruption of trade or investment, and no need to change trading rules and product regulations. It is vitally important that the government does not make an Article 50 request to leave the EU under the current treaties. […]

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The Treasury short term forecasts are wrong again

The Treasury’s short term forecast said fear of Brexit and Brexit would raise the government borrowing rate, depress sterling, lower share prices and tip output and sales into recession. As the markets now rate the chances of Brexit at 35% compared with thinking it totally improbable earlier in the year you would expect around 35% […]

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The murder of an MP

Today Parliament meets to commemorate the life and work of Jo Cox, and to mourn her untimely passing. Yesterday I spoke in Wokingham Market place when we met to remember the murdered MP. Sometimes you do not appreciate you have something or someone of value until they are gone. I have been very moved by […]

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The referendum question is simple

This referendum is our chance to restore our democracy and to take back control. It may be our only chance to vote on how we have lost control of our borders, our money, our taxes and our laws. If we stay in we will belong to an EU that is on a wild ride to […]

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The economic experts concerns on Brexit have all the potency of the Millennium bug experts

In the run up to the new millennium a vast array of experts told us that our computers would not work and civilisation as we know it would come to a halt unless we took expensive and massive remedial actions. Many of us ignored this advice and did nothing. When we came to turn on […]

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The IMF blunders on the UK economy

Yesterday I honoured my speaking commitments which had been planned with the referendum in mind but talked about other matters. The student debate became a discussion of our democracy, and a business audience were happy to think about the global economy. Today Vote Leave and I have cancelled the walkabout and speech by Michael Gove […]

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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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