John Redwood quotes

  • Europe is my continent, not my country
    -- John Redwood

    #Country #Europe #Britain

  • What the study I chaired actually said was we needed tougher regulation of cash and capital in banks, as credit was too easy. Events proved that right.
    -- John Redwood

    #Events #Credit #Cash

  • The three main political parties all agree the UK deficit is high and needs to be brought down. All agree that it is easier to get a deficit down if you have faster growth, cutting unemployment-related costs and raising revenues.
    -- John Redwood

    #Party #Cutting #Political

  • The Prime Minister in the UK thinks spending and borrowing more is the right thing to do in the circumstances, and is busily trying to bail out chunks of the private sector which would otherwise have to adjust more quickly to the painful reality that we have been living beyond our means.
    -- John Redwood

    #Mean #Reality #Thinking

  • The Irish move to a very low corporation tax has generated very significant revenue growth, considerably in excess of Britain's, where a slower economy has been combined with a number of stealth taxes.
    -- John Redwood

    #Moving #Numbers #Growth

  • Living standards in both the public and private sector have to be brought down. The private sector has to sell more abroad and consume less at home. The government sector has to get closer to just spending what it can collect in taxes.
    -- John Redwood

    #Home #Government #Spending

  • The UK downgrade will come as little surprise to many. It does not appear to be occurring because the UK is cutting its deficit too far and too fast.
    -- John Redwood

    #Cutting #Doe #Littles

  • Conservatism must be based on allowing everyone to become an owner - equity for everyman.
    -- John Redwood

    #Economics #Owners #Equity

  • We need to remind our core supporters that we have not forgotten their concern with the way our democracy is being replaced by European bureaucracy in so many areas.
    -- John Redwood

    #Europe #Democracy #Needs

  • You have to be very rich to afford Labour, with 66 tax rises since they came in power.
    -- John Redwood

    #Advertising #Rich #Taxes

  • The library is seen as a force for self improvement and the pursuit of knowledge. I fear that in many cases this is no longer true, if it ever was.
    -- John Redwood

    #Self #Library #Improvement

  • When teachers try to teach, nurses try to nurse, small businesses try to serve their clients and the police try to arrest criminals, there is always a regulator or three breathing down their necks. Conservatives want to make people's lives easier.
    -- John Redwood

    #Teacher #Breathing #Nurse

  • There is not necessarily a good reason why a regulator should have to be involved in product design and marketing for rich and sophisticated investors. We recommend that such investors should be able to sign a piece of paper, which allows them to go ahead and buy unregulated products at their own risk.
    -- John Redwood

    #Design #Risk #Marketing

  • The Conservative Party is a tax cutting party or it is nothing.
    -- John Redwood

    #Party #Cutting #Conservative

  • Young men do not want to have to take a consent form and a lawyer on a date, just as young women have every right to go on a date and to say 'No', having it respected.
    -- John Redwood

    #Men #Goes On #Want

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