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  • = Key Development Wednesday 19th November
  • 22:53 John Redwood: We want to extend the London effect On air

    On Air | John Redwood MP | Conservative MP | Video John Redwood MP

    John Redwood defended the expansion of the UK property market, and said that it did help grow the economy. “We do invest in these intangibles and we may need to invest more in them…that’s something the market will work out based on the s... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 5th November
  • 17:45 John Redwood: £20bn EU migrant claim comes from mercenary study On air

    On Air | John Redwood MP | Conservative MP | BBC News Video John Redwood MP

    John Redwood rejected the findings of a report showing that EU immigrants had contributed £20bn to the UK’s public finances in the decade from 2001. "I don't know why you're taking this so seriously. This is one study which looks at it i... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 29th October
  • 14:05 John Redwood: UK must seek an alternative to the EAW On air

    On Air | John Redwood MP | Conservative MP | BBC News Video John Redwood MP

    John Redwood said he wanted to see an alternative arrangement to the European Arrest Warrant put in place. "We need an arrangement with the continental countries to make sure we can exchange those who are suspects or who are criminals. T... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 28th October
  • 12:20 John Redwood: UK must refuse to pay £1.7bn EU bill On air

    On Air | John Redwood MP | Conservative MP | Daily Politics, BBC Two Video John Redwood MP

    John Redwood said he "hoped" the UK would refuse to pay the £1.7bn demanded by the EU. "The Prime Minster not only said he wouldn’t pay on the due date, but he said the sum was too big. There has been a past system of minor changes becau... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 27th October
  • 15:13 In Brief Events

    15:13 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Energy Secretary Ed Davey and Resource Management Minister Dan Rogerson attend a European Union Environment Council meeting in Luxembourg (9:00am) Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander has announced changes to the conditions surrounding red... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 24th October
  • 08:26 John Redwood: Cameron must make clear EU contribution is illegal as far as we're concerned On air

    On Air | John Redwood MP | Conservative MP | Today, BBC Radio 4 Video John Redwood MP

    John Redwood said David Cameron had to make clear to the EU Commission that its request for a higher contribution to the EU budget from the UK is "illegal as far as the United Kingdom is concerned". "He should first of all decline to pay... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 19th October
  • 13:29 John Redwood: If the EU can bend the rules on balance of payment deficits it can on immigration as well On air

    On Air | John Redwood MP | Conservative MP | The World This Weekend, BBC Radio 4 Video John Redwood MP

    John Redwood dismissed suggestions that free movement was a fundamental principle of the EU that could not be altered. “I am afraid I don’t believe them, because the so-called ‘four pillars’ included the right to have free access for ser... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 14th October
  • 12:30 John Redwood: Evel can be delivered before Scottish devolution and without support from Labour On air

    On Air | John Redwood MP | Conservative MP | Daily Politics, BBC Two Video John Redwood MP

    John Redwood said English votes on English issues could be rolled-out before further devolution to Scotland. "We can actually do it earlier than the Scottish devolution which is going to take a bit of time on the timetable leaders promis... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 5th October
  • 11:45 John Redwood: Coalition is almost over On air

    On Air | John Redwood MP | Conservative MP | Murnaghan, Sky News Video John Redwood MP

    John Redwood predicted the two parties of the Coalition would continue to drift apart as the general election gets closer. “It’s almost over. We all know that it won’t go on beyond April of next year. We all know that in the long run-up ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 30th September
  • 19:45 Gordon Brown: Tory plans mean Westminster budgets will be distorted by two classes of MP On air

    On Air | Gordon Brown MP | Former prime minister | BBC News Video Gordon Brown MP

    Gordon Brown hit out at Conservative plans to seek a new settlement for English and Scottish MPs at Westminster. “The most important thing is this: that the Conservative proposal means that there would be no decision on income tax rates ... Continue to article

  • 19:45 Nicky Morgan: Ukip cannot deliver an EU referendum On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | Channel 4 News Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan said lowering immigration was one of the reasons the Tories backed an referendum on EU membership. "That's why we have committed to having an in-out referendum in the course of the next parliament. The Prime Minister made it... Continue to article

  • 17:40 Story (15 links): Cam: Scotland 1,000 times more important than EU

    PoliticsHome Cam: Scotland 1,000 times more important than EU Story View links

    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?”

  • 13:53 Nick Robinson blog: Is Conservative benefit freeze fair? News

    Blog | BBC source icon

    The prime minister often talks about benefits as if they are paid to people who don't work and paid for by people who do. The truth is that the benefits freeze the chancellor announced yesterday will ... Continue to article

  • 07:00 Sun: BoJo’s ex-No2 set to defect (£) News

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  • = Key Development Monday 29th September
  • 17:37 Redwood questions 'insidious' campaign group tactics PoliticsHome News

    Redwood questions 'insidious' campaign group tactics PoliticsHome News

    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

  • = Key Development Tuesday 23rd September
  • 08:33 John Redwood: English people feel that Scots get a better deal On air

    On Air | John Redwood MP | Conservative MP | Video John Redwood MP

    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

  • = Key Development Monday 22nd September
  • 22:14 Ben Bradshaw: Tory focus on English devolution is depressing On air

    On Air | Ben Bradshaw MP | Member of the Culture, Media a... | The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4 Video Ben Bradshaw MP

    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

  • 22:05 John Redwood: Tory MPs want fairness for England On air

    On Air | John Redwood MP | Conservative MP | The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4 Video John Redwood MP

    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

  • = Key Development Monday 15th September
  • 08:59 John Redwood: We need an English parliament to match the Scots On air

    On Air | John Redwood MP | Conservative MP | Today, BBC Radio 4 Video John Redwood MP

    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

  • 08:56 Dame Anne Begg: English powers must be part of wider political reform package On air

    On Air | Dame Anne Begg MP | Labour MP | Today, BBC Radio 4 Video Dame Anne Begg MP

    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

  • = Key Development Friday 12th September
  • 12:40 John Redwood: Overwhelming majority of Tories back English devolution On air

    On Air | John Redwood MP | Conservative MP | Daily Politics, BBC Two Video John Redwood MP

    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

  • = Key Development Wednesday 10th September
  • 13:55 Andrew Gimson blog: Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Hague demonstrates he is a leader ofprime ministerial calibre News

    Blog | ConservativeHome source icon

    The Commons came together in defence of the Union, but John Redwood wanted to know who speaks for England. Continue to article

  • 12:40 Hague and Harman: we want Scots to stay House of Commons

    Hague and Harman: we want Scots to stay House of Commons

    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

  • = Key Development Friday 29th August
  • 08:15 John Redwood: Eight potential defectors are in Ukip's imagination On air

    On Air | John Redwood MP | Conservative MP | BBC Radio 4 Today Video John Redwood MP

    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

  • = Key Development Thursday 28th August
  • 12:49 Telegraph Opinion: Douglas Carswell's defection to Ukip is a seismic shock to the British political system News

    Opinion | Telegraph blog source icon

    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

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Cam: Scotland 1,000 times more important than EU

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.


Cameron listening on tax plans

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."