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John Redwood's Diary · 5h ago

The future of the High Street

As forecast here, the tribulations of some traditional retailers gets worse. There are many older shopping areas and High Streets with empty shops, closing down sales and poor footfall of cu...
John Redwood's Diary · 1d ago

Why do the “liberal” establishment so hate democracy?

On both sides of the Atlantic in relatively free societies with open and fair elections and referenda there is a nasty anger at the results from some  who claim the moral high ground of  bei...
John Redwood's Diary · 2d ago

Brussels still rules

One of the extraordinary things since the vote is the enthusiasm of the UK establishment to carry on implementing everything the EU sends us and to wish to be even more rigorous in applying ...
John Redwood's Diary · 3d ago

That Customs Union again

How many more times do we need to explain the Customs issues to the media and to some of the Remain peers and MPs? The government’s debate about the New Customs Partnership or Max Fac (Maxim...
John Redwood's Diary · 4d ago

The business of England

On Tuesday in the Commons we were asked to go into  English Grand Committee  to approve the Rating Bill that has been making its way through Parliament. This is a modest measure, allowing hi...
John Redwood's Diary · 5d ago

The role of the House of Lords

The unelected Lords has two important tasks. It is there to provide detailed scrutiny of legislation to see if improvements can be made given the purpose and political context of the Bill pr...
John Redwood's Diary · 6d ago

Technology and transport

I was pleased to see the government announce major steps forward in introducing digital signalling systems to the English railways. It is a classic example of how the digital revolution can ...
John Redwood's Diary · 1w ago

Should migrant workers pay a bit more for the NHS?

I read there is a debate about the way the UK asks recently arrived workers to pay a charge for use of the NHS.  Some say as they have recently arrived it is sensible to ask them to pay some...
John Redwood's Diary · 1W ago

Fill the potholes

In one of my regular review meetings with the Chief Executive of Wokingham Borough Council last week I raised the issue of potholes again. I asked her to make sure the policy of the governme...
John Redwood's Diary · 1W ago

Technology at the border

I cannot believe that Remain and their media friends are still going on about how goods move across  borders. The Uk government last year set out how technology can ensure smooth passage of ...