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Why does the EU like new products to perform worse than older ones?

  Whilst most of the media and many people are worried and thinking about war and peace in the Middle East and Ukraine, up pops the EU with its latest idea. It has banned powerful vacuum cleaners. Why? If people want to buy them and manufacturers wish to make them, why shouldn’t they? Has the […]

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Different moralities for different countries and different times?

  I am finding it difficult to keep up with the West’s shifting moral compass under Obama and the EU. Take the issue of whether the west supports separatists in any given country. In Syria the West did support the forces opposed to Assad who wanted to break the country up. Now the West is […]

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General Dannatt presses for the Commons to be recalled on a date when it will be in session!

  The BBC’s expert today, urging us to go and fight in Iraq, also urged the government to recall Parliament next week or the week after. Shouldn’t he have studied the Commons timetable before speaking? My diary has recorded  Parliament returning on  1 September for a long time. Didn’t the BBC’s Today programme also know that Parliament […]

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Is no-one else appalled by the violence in the Ukraine?

We do not hear much about it, but the occasional media reports confirm that people are being killed and  buildings are being shelled and blown up.The Ukrainian government  forces are laying siege to parts of their own country. We sometimes see pictures of Ukrainian tanks deployed and warplanes flying low. We are told the rebels […]

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Visit to Lowland Search and Rescue

  On Wednesday I visited the Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue team at Easthampstead Park.  They showed me their facilities, talked  about the good work the volunteers do, and discussed how to recruit more people and  attract more financial support. Lowland rescue specialises in helping find missing people on the request of the police. They also […]

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Wokingham Times

There have been horrific scenes on our tv screens from Iraq as the IS forces make their advance. We have seen the impact of the violence in the Israeli/Hamas conflict. The damage done  in the Ukrainian civil war has not figured so prominently in the media, as journalists do not seem so interested in the […]

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Response to constituents over civil wars

There have been horrific scenes on our tv screens from Iraq as the IS forces make their advance. We have seen the impact of the violence in the Israeli/Hamas conflict. The damage done in the Ukrainian civil war has not figured so prominently in the media, as journalists do not seem so interested in the […]

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Does high public spending make a place rich or poor?

  It is still fashionable in leftward circles to think that the only answer to poverty is more public spending. They wish the UK state to offer more public sector jobs, and to offer more transfer payments to more people  so they too become dependents of the government. The latest ONS figures throw some light […]

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The EU’s energy policy is destroying our manufacturing jobs

  I have before explained how, far from saving or creating 3 million jobs, EU policies are destroying jobs we have and stopping new ones we might get. I have just received a copy of an excellent document from Business for Britain which catalogues one of the main job destroyers from the EU, its energy […]

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The BBC and Professor Bogdanor misrepresent Churchill’s views on the UK and Europe

  I recently heard a Radio 4 talk by Professor Bogdanor about the UK and the EU over the years. In it he quoted  from Churchill’s Zurich speech in which he recommended a United States of Europe. He did go  on to admit that Churchill “was ambiguous” about whether the UK would be in the United States […]

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    John Redwood has been the Member of Parliament for Wokingham since 1987. First attending Kent College, Canterbury, he graduated from Magdalen College, and has a DPhil from All Souls, Oxford. 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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