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Labour and the Lib Dems want to protect you from Brexit

There is a deafening silence in the Lib Dem and Labour manifestos about the need for a new relationship with the emerging political and monetary union on the continent. It is surpassed by their arrogance in seeking to deny us an In/Out referendum on whether we want to stay in the EU. They apparently know […]

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Tax and spend

This year according to the Treasury figures every man, woman and child on average will pay £9,700 in tax. That means many of you reading this will pay more than £9,700, as children do not of course pay tax. People on low incomes or benefits rightly pay less. The government will spend £11,600 on average […]

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Construction, growth and our environment

One of the oddest things about  some Green Party interviewees is their apparent disinterest in the impact of more and more development of homes and commercial space on our environment. They seem unwilling to discuss the issue of growth in population, though growth in population is one of the main drivers of more carbon dioxide […]

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Letter to Voters

Dear Elector, This election should be about you. It is about how you feel and what you want for your future and for your family. This General Election is particularly important for you, as it will make big decisions about what sort of country we live in in the next five years, and whether your […]

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Lloyds Bank shares

  Yesterday David Cameron told us that a Conservative government will sell more of the Lloyds Bank shares which the taxpayer currently owns. It is good news that Lloyds is now a stronger bank, capable of providing good service , helping to finance a recovery, and making profits and dividend for taxpayers. I welcome the […]

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EU asylum and the sad deaths at sea

The spate of deaths by drowning this spring has been harrowing. More must be done to prevent the problem arising, and more to rescue those where a disaster does occur . The policing,patrolling and life saving where needed has to be done by those EU countries  and North African countries with ports nearest to the […]

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What are you offering pensioners?

  Yesterday on the doorsteps I was asked several times what are the Conservatives offering  pensioners? Let me remind those who are retired or nearing retirement of what the Conservatives are offering:   1. Uprate the State pension by the best of 2.5%,  inflation or earnings. The last government introduced this triple lock, and the […]

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More talking, less warring

War breaks out when politics fails. All too often in recent years in the Middle East and on the eastern fringe of the European Union politics has failed, governments have lost authority or have lacked the power to resist powerful enemies. The UK has tried military interventions in the Middle East with our allies, and […]

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Tour of the constituency

I amplanning to visit all parts of the constituency during the election campaign, knocking on doors and visiting places. So far I have been out and about in Emmbrook, Evendons, Norreys, Winnersh,Earley, Shinfield and Burghfield. On Saturday I will be in Wokingham town in all four wards.  I will also visit Swallowfield on Saturday.   […]

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Lots of jobs

  The employment figures have been goods news for many months. Yesterday’s figures mean that 2million new jobs have now been added since 2010. The UK economy is in marked contrast to southern and western Euroland, where high unemployment remains entrenched and where there are precious few new jobs being created. Yesterday also saw praise […]

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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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