Don’t the Treasury know the referendum debate is over?
John Redwood’s latest blog discusses the treasury and Brexit. According to the Times someone in the Treasury thinks the UK could be a lot worse off outside the single or internal market. They have put some more figures into the Times that make some bits of Project Fear look quite modest. What is the point… Read more
Across Europe Euroscepticism is on the Rise, and is Here to Stay
This article was first published on Breitbart. The EU project is failing. Brexit is the symptom rather than the cause, and the UK is the first domino which could topple the entire political project of a United States of Europe. Euroscepticism is on the rise in rest of Europe too, and the unelected EU Commissioners… Read more
A Sensible Brexit Policy Is The Only Way To Save The Labour Party
This article was first published on Huffington Post. The Labour Party is in turmoil. Its ideology, policies and future are all unclear. The vast majority of its members and MPs campaigned for ‘Remain’ in the EU Referendum, despite a third of its voters backing ‘Leave’. This has resulted in accusations of snobbery, and a view… Read more
Could Deutsche Bank crisis cause the EU to collapse?
Article first published on TheCommentator. The crisis currently engulfing Germany’s largest lender, Deutsche Bank, is one which has taken many people outside the financial community by surprise. We have long held the stereotypical image of German banks — like the German economy — as being rock solid. It had been assumed the largest threat to Europe’s banking system would… Read more
There are no such things as hard and soft Brexit
John Redwood’s latest blog discusses ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ Brexit. The new Remain media line is to draw an absurd distinction between hard and soft Brexit. We were asked to vote to remain or leave. We voted to leave the EU. The Vote Leave campaign made clear that meant taking back control of our laws, our… Read more
Brexit Has Left Sturgeon and Scottish Nationalism Floundering
Article first published on Breitbart London. On Tuesday Nicola Sturgeon blamed Brexit on the UK Government’s austerity policies. Speaking at the annual conference of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in London, the Scottish First Minister warned listeners she was “profoundly concerned” about the implications of the UK leaving the EU, with the early signs “not… Read more
Poor investment research
John Redwood’s latest blog on the sloppy research which underpinned Project Fear. The run up to the referendum was characterised by some very sloppy investment research, often put out by large US corporations who wanted to side with Remain. Instead of wisely staying neutral and seeking to put out balanced well informed commentary some of them… Read more
Leave Lies? Remainers Need To Look In The Mirror
This article was first published on Huffington Post. Recently, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, blamed the Brexit vote on 40 years of lies and the lies of ‘Leave’ campaigners. Juncker is correct in one sense, there were many lies during the EU Referendum campaign, however these lies were from the ‘Remain’ side. The so-called lies… Read more