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Prime minister David Cameron and French president Francois Hollande are expected to hold a joint press conference in Brussels (20.00) Labour party leader Ed Miliband speaks at the Google Big Tent event in Rickmansworth (09.00) Deputy ... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt said he did not believe one of David Cameron’s inner circle had called Tory activists “swivel-eyed loons”, and said the views of the grassroots were “incredibly important”. "No I don't [believe it]. The person who is alleged ... Continue to article
John Redwood said the Conservatives were fully united against closer economic integration with the European Union. “It was the economic mess that the European scheme created [that caused problems in the Conservative party over Europ... Continue to article
John Redwood said that he would urge the Prime Minister to have a “mandate referendum now”. “We can’t control our own borders now, we can’t have our own energy policy now, we can’t do what we want on welfare now because of EU interferenc... Continue to article
John Redwood said the Government needed to extend the tighter controls on immigrants’ access to public services to those coming from within the European Union. “That’s the issue that the Government wants to highlight because it’s a very ... Continue to article
John Redwood said that the Conservative party leadership "had to listen" to the arguments made by Lord Lawson about the EU. “I think it’s very helpful [Lord Lawson’s comments]. I think he was very wise not to say it before the election r... Continue to article
Whatever the results of this week’s elections, David Cameron will have suffered two big headaches. Firstly, as I’ve described on a number of occasions, Labour’s column has been bolstered by the defection of vast numbers of people who v... Continue to article
John Redwood accepted that David Cameron was not in a position to act more like Thatcher. “I think David Cameron’s leading a coalition so times are very different. You cannot have the same conviction and strong leadership in a certain di... Continue to article
George Osborne was hailed by his Tory colleagues today, with one MP praising his “cost of living Budget”. Tory backbencher Robert Halfon celebrated the Chancellor’s freeze on a fuel duty rise. "This was a cost of living Budget," he to... Continue to article
This morning's WaughRoomMemo (sign up here if you don't yet subscribe) had my thoughts on last night's Eastleigh result. Here's a chunk of my verdict: FRIDAY 1ST MARCH The first day of spring has sprung and Eastleigh means t... Continue to article
John Redwood said RBS needed to generate substantial and sustained profits as well as undertaking serious structural reform before the Government could put it on the market. “I wish them every success, but I think we’re going to need to ... Continue to article
John Redwood said George Osborne needed to develop his economic plan and promote a bigger private sector recovery. "It is certainly unhelpful to be downgraded, I think there was a bit of hyperbole in what [Osborne] said when he was criti... Continue to article
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."
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.
19/05/2013 on The Andrew Marr Show, BBC One
19/05/2013 on The Andrew Marr Show, BBC One
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24/05/2013 on World at One, BBC Radio 4
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