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John Redwood has described some of the tactics used to lobby MPs as “insidious”. Referring to campaign groups that encourage people to send identical messages to their MPs, Mr Redwood recalled occasions on which he had replied to the co... Continue to article
John Redwood reiterated calls for the establishment of an English parliament and said English people were starting to feel like “Scotland gets a better deal”. “We would meet together as group of English MPs to discuss and vote on the E... Continue to article
Ben Bradshaw hit out at Conservative MPs for focusing on granting English MPs more power. "It's so deeply depressing to hear John Redwood and other Conservatives go on about standing orders at Westminster and Cabinet committees. They jus... Continue to article
John Redwood praised David Cameron following today's meeting on devolution. "I think it went very well. I think what we discovered was that all Conservative MPs very strongly support the idea of fairness for England, very keen on what th... Continue to article
John Redwood called for the formation of an English parliament in order to grant England the same devolved powers as Scotland. “As a Scottish parliament is going to have the power to fix income tax in Scotland we need an English parliam... Continue to article
Dame Anne Begg said additional powers for English MPs needed to be considered as part of a “coherent approach” towards devolution of powers to Scotland and other regions. “What I’m saying is that this should be a part of a coherent appro... Continue to article
John Redwood claimed widespread Tory support for his call for greater devolution in England. "I think the overwhelming majority of Conservative parliamentarians and membership now want to solve the English problem. If Scotland is going t... Continue to article
The Commons came together in defence of the Union, but John Redwood wanted to know who speaks for England. Continue to article
William Hague has urged Scots to reject independence, saying: "we want you to stay in the United Kingdom." David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg were all absent from this week's Prime Minister's Questions as they toured Scotland in ... Continue to article
John Redwood has said reports that there are eight Conservative MPs that are considering defecting to Ukip are a "figment of Ukip's imagination" and the party can "dream on". "The so-called ‘eight’ are figments of Ukip’s imagination. The... Continue to article
There are many disgruntled Right-wing Conservative politicians who must have pondered the course which Mr Carswell has taken: Liam Fox, David Davis, John Redwood, and others. Continue to article
John Redwood explained his call for English-business-only days in Parliament. "I'm saying that we have a very important principle of no taxation without representation. But I think we also need a principle of making sure that if you ... Continue to article
Danny Alexander and defence secretary Michael Fallon have announced the awarding of a Ministry of Defence ship building contract. Danny Alexander and defence equipment minister Philip Dunne also visit a BAE Systems' shipyard in Clyde Imm... Continue to article
John Redwood welcomed the appointment of a more eurosceptic Cabinet. “We now have a Foreign Secretary [Philip Hammond] who could lead a negotiation with the rest of Europe because he has said, in terms, that we would have to come out if ... Continue to article
Alex Salmond has admitted the ‘Yes’ campaign for Scottish independence has got “ground to make up” as the September referendum nears. With opinion polls continuing to show the ‘No’ campaign has the edge, Mr Salmond told 5 Live’s Pienaar’... Continue to article
John Redwood disagreed with fellow studio guest Baroness Ludford who claimed opting back into 35 EU home and justice laws would make the UK safer. "Lady Ludford has expressed very well how illiberal and undemocratic the Liberal Democrats a... Continue to article
David Cameron has said Britain’s membership of the European Union is not a “matter of heart” for him.
Asked whether he would contemplate campaigning for the UK to leave the EU in any future referendum, the Prime Minister admitted he was less concerned about the outcome than the Scottish referendum.
"I feel about a thousand times more strongly about our United Kingdom than I do about the European Union," he told the Today programme.
However, Mr Cameron went on to explain that he believed remaining in a reformed EU was still in the interests of the UK.
The Prime Minister has also resisted pressure to spell out whether he would be willing to lead the campaign for a No vote in a referendum on British membership of the EU if he fails to secure adequate reform in the renegotiation he has promised after next year's general election.
Challenged on what his Plan B would be if the renegotiation fails, he told the BBC: "At the end of the day there will be an in/out referendum whether I am successful or not. That will happen by the end of 2017. That guarantee of a referendum is exactly that - a guarantee."
His comments come after Boris Johnson said last night Britain “could do better” outside the Union if Brussels fails to deliver reform.
Conservative MP John Redwood also warned British businesses to stay out of the debate about EU membership in a future referendum.
The former Welsh Secretary told a fringe event that businesses would pay a “very dear economic and financial price” for campaigning in support of the European Union.
John Redwood has issued a statement on his blog, further explaining his views on why British Businesses should stay out of voicing their views during the referendum on the EU. He noted that businesses did great damage by confessing they were “wrong” on the Euro and the “damage” their advice caused on the Exchange Rate Mechanism.
“So please, big business, recognise you have not been good at judging the best interests of the UK,” he wrote. “More importantly it is your job to keep all your shareholders, employees and customers happy. Why not try doing that by keeping out of the next referendum?”
According to the Daily Mail, Conservative MP John Redwood has warned that up to thirty Tory MPs are likely to rebel against Liberal Democrat plans to charge capital gains tax on company share schemes.
Prominent Conservative backbencher John Redwood has suggested that victims of cuts could 'put on a jumper.' "You can turn down the thermostat a little and put on a jumper,' he said.
Tensions within the coalition government over the proposals for a rise in capital gains tax have been further stoked by chief secretary to the treasury David Laws, who described Tory backbencher John Redwood's alternative plans for a "tapered" rise as "ingenious" in an interview with The Times.
David Cameron has said he will take all views into consideration before making a decision on capital gains tax in the face of growing disquiet from the backbenches, while Iain Duncan Smith said George Osborne was aware of objections. Vince Cable said: "It's not actually an argument between the coalition partners, it's an argument between a few Conservative backbenchers and others."
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