The Chancellor has today confirmed nearly £3 billion of funding for 2020 to support farmers once the UK leaves the EU.
Owen Paterson MPReally welcome news from @sajidjavid that nearly £3 billion of funding will be available for farmers, the rural economy and the environment for 2020, which we can now target much more effectively once we are outside the CAP.
Latest EU report shows vast majority of the non-EU/EEA world trades with EU without any ‘deal’
Owen Paterson MPInteresting perspective for the year ahead. “72% of goods sales into the EU come from countries with no EU trade deal. This becomes 85% after excluding Norway, Switzerland, and Turkey”
The era of uncertainty has ended. Boris Johnson’s decisive victory has not only broken the Brexit deadlock created by Theresa May’s disastrous 2017 campaign, but also turned the page on almost a…
Owen Paterson MPInteresting piece by @JGForsyth om @BorisJohnson’s ambitious plan for Government. “It will have shown how the 21st-century economy can be made to work for every part of a western country; it will have demonstrated how to revive places that feel overlooked“
Investment in UK tech firms has more than doubled since the Brexit vote, surging to a record £9bn this year and putting the country far ahead of rivals in Europe.
Owen Paterson MPReally positive vote of confidence in the post-Brexit UK. “Technology companies have secured $11.1bn (£8.6bn) in venture capital investment so far in 2019...more than the amount invested in runners-up France and Germany combined.”
In Bruges, President Donald Tusk delivered the keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2019/2020 academic year at the College of Europe on the lessons of two terms as President of the European Council and the constant struggle for EU unity.
Owen Paterson MPExpectedly undemocratic comments by @eucopresident on stopping Brexit, but his comments on “the sovereignty of Europe as a political entity” explain why so many voted to Leave. We believe the UK should govern itself, not form part of a European superstate.
In his speech on the future of Conservative environmental policy today, Boris Johnson will highlight why it is only by leaving the EU that we can fully realise the potential of the UK as an environmental leader by harnessing “the power of science,...
Owen Paterson MPAhead of @BorisJohnson’s speech today, my piece for the @Telegraph on how, outside the EU, the UK can once again lead the world in improving the environment, open to new technology, innovation and ideas. #VoteConservative2019
His attitude ought to worry us. I mean that literally. All these men believed that the end justified the means.
Owen Paterson MP“Corbyn is closer to the Chavista autocrats than to European socialists. He sides wholeheartedly and unquestioningly with any Leftist regime, however oppressive...Never once has he argued that their contempt for democracy undermines their legitimacy”
Owen Paterson MP“Britain has now had 13 quarters of economic growth since the Brexit referendum. The evidence is irrefutable: the UK economy has grown faster than Germany, France and the eurozone as a whole for most of the last two years.”
The reason for the Brexit Party to exist is, of course to deliver Brexit – simple. Or is it? Surely nothing could be simpler, after all, it’s in the title – The Brexit Party – the Party…
Owen Paterson MP“With @BorisJohnson at the helm, there is only one Party that can deliver Brexit: it’s the Conservative Party. That leads us to the inescapable conclusion that the biggest danger to Brexit in this election is a split in the Leave vote.” @MPIainDS
Nigel Farage has launched his Brexit party to fight in all constituencies in Great Britain because, he claims, Boris Johnson’s deal with the EU is “Brexit In Name Only” (BRINO).
Owen Paterson MPGreat piece by Martin Howe QC. There is nothing in @BorisJohnson’s deal which will “stop us achieving the fundamental objective of Brexit which is to restore our independence and sovereignty over our laws, borders, money and international trade.”
It will be 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9.
Owen Paterson MPInsightful piece by @eamonnbutler. “Under @BorisJohnson, the Tories now need to assert their values, and their more realistic vision, too....Boris’s optimism about Britain, his enthusiasm for new ideas, his commitment to capitalism and individual freedom”
At the New Yorker Festival party in mid-October, my astute colleague hardly needed the caution. But you know how at a discombobulating bash you seize gratefully on something to talk about. So as…
Owen Paterson MPInteresting piece by Lionel Shriver. “I genuinely do not grasp why so many Britons are apoplectic about leaving what used to be a trading bloc, and has morphed into an unwieldy, top-heavy and top-down bureaucracy that interferes with their daily lives”
In 27 years in Parliament, I have seen and too often experienced political instability.
Owen Paterson MP“The UK as a self-governing, free trading nation once again, responsible for its own destiny...is in touching distance and we need the @Conservatives to be back in government with a good majority if we are all to achieve that” @MPIainDS
The UK economy will be 3.5% smaller than if it had stayed in the EU, claims a new study.
Owen Paterson MPAs we head into an election campaign, @BBCNews must stop reporting as fact the findings of a rubbish report, based on rubbish assumptions as @hmtreasury suggests, and from an organisation heavily funded by European interests.
Owen Paterson MPIn the biggest poll conducted on Brexit since the referendum , @ComRes finds that 54% of British public support the UK abiding by the referendum result and leaving the EU, regardless of the way they voted in 2016.
The news concerning the negotiations is at present confusing. Different sides put out different leaks and we all remain none the wiser. However the EU is at least engaging seriously with the UK and for the present that has given a number of people...
Owen Paterson MP“The UK will benefit enormously from Free Trade. As a natural Free Trader and the fifth largest economy in the world and the fifth largest export destination, we will also re-inject a new dynamic into the global economy.” @MPIainDS
When Boris Johnson strode off the podium at midday on Wednesday, the cheers of an uplifted membership ringing in his ears, it brought to a close one of the most successful conferences in recent times.
Owen Paterson MP“He shamelessly, and quite rightly, made the case that it was capitalism and free trade that have raised the living standards of the poorest both at home and abroad, while creating the wealth to spend on schools, hospitals and roads.” @MPIainDS
The constant mistake of the pro-Brussels Establishment has been to assume that voters – especially Leave voters – are thick.
Owen Paterson MP“People can see what is going on. A Europhile governing class is determined, in defiance of its past promises, to thwart the referendum result. Johnson is seeking to honour his commitment to the country and deliver. It really is that simple.”
Owen Paterson MPShocking reminder of problems with the WA beyond the Backstop. It would give the EIB “€7.5bn of taxpayer's money for no concessions” and accept “a 12-year repayment of €3.5bn with no interest, from a bank making €5bn profits in just the last 2 years”
The Speaker has manipulated of the rules for a political objective, but the Government has been denied the opportunity to respond proportionately in kind.
Owen Paterson MPClear insights on yesterday's judgement from Stephen Laws QC. "A particularly concerning aspect...is the finding that prorogation is not a “proceeding in Parliament”. This has very serious implications, including for the Royal Assents of Bills"