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This young chap was sitting near me at the Freedom Association's funeral day gathering for Thatcherites of all parties (and none). As his T-shirt makes clear, when the enemies of freedom prefer state direction to the market, they are supplanting the free choices of all with the decisions of a... Continue »
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When it comes down it it, they just don't like us humans very much do they? And before you tell me he makes valid environmental points with great talent, yes I agree. But his nasty character is not called "aspects of man", he's called "Man". Which makes the artist a... Continue »
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Rupert Matthews works in publishing and is currently preparing to take over from Roger Helmer as one of the MEPs for the Conservative Party in the East Midlands Region. "The whole of the Balkans is not worth the bones of... Continue »
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Jack Doyle reports that the Coalition is giving more civilians the power to fine people and demand personal details. The fact that the number of people licensed under the ‘Community Safety Accreditation Scheme’ has increased since 2010 is an indication... Continue »
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This year’s Conservative conference will again enjoy the exciting fringe event of The Freedom Association’s Freedom Zone. The Freedom Zone can be found at Bridgewater Hall on Lower Mosley Street, directly opposite the main conference centre. In addition to the... Continue »
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The Freedom Association has long been a critic of the EU project at large, and particular the unsustainable Euro. As we see the Euro fall apart, huge tranches of loans being given left right and centre, and sovereign debt downgrades,... Continue »
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On Monday The Freedom Association hosted John Hemming MP in the first ever Freedom Zone event at the Liberal Democrat party conference. He delivered an interesting and informative speech suggesting that the UK should adopt more robust policies in defence... Continue »
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Our fourth Freedom Zone at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester is just over a week away! With events from Sunday 2nd to Tuesday 4th October, this year is set to be bigger and better than ever before. The timetable... Continue »
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Chris Huhne has promised to take vaguely defined action against the ‘big six’ energy companies. In a speech to the Liberal Democrat conference the Energy Secretary resolved to “get tough” with the six main energy companies in the UK. He... Continue »
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TFA WEEKEND COMMENT The need to control through regulation is not limited to industry. We live in a society increasingly concerned with control of its wayward citizens. Hate crimes, political correctness, equality laws and the drive for fairness are all... Continue »
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After three successful Freedom Zones on the Conservative Party Conference fringe and last week's packed Freedom Zone events at the UK Independence Party Conference, The Freedom Association is holding its first LibDem Freedom Zone on Monday 19th September at Austin... Continue »
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In Wales, from the 1st October 2011, all retailers (Groceries and Clothing outlets) will have to charge a minimum of five pence for a single durable bag, including paper bags. The Welsh government has admitted this is to “influence consumer... Continue »
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The seventh TFA pub quiz was for the first time won by a team not only endorsed by an MP, but also with a motto, ‘Magna est veritas, et praevalet’, gifted to them from Jacob Rees-Mogg himself. Congratulations to the... Continue »
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Our latest research report, 'Free the Airwaves - A Review of the BBC and Licence Fee' is now available to download here. In the report Tom Waters calls for public service broadcasting (PSB) to be re-focused as a true public... Continue »
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The TFA team spent a successful weekend in Eastbourne at UKIP Party Conference. On the Thursday we held one of our Free Spirits events at a local pub, and had the pleasure to host Nigel Farage MEP who spoke briefly... Continue »
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As part of their Coalition agreement the government unveiled plans to set a minimum price for alcohol in England and Wales. An article published on this blog explained the case against the “Sin Tax” being introduced at the time, however... Continue »
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Image by Getty Images via @daylife The economic growth of China in the past decade has been phenomenal; it has completely weathered the downturn and is comprehensively on its way to usurping the USA as the world’s biggest superpower within... Continue »
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The UK is officially Europe’s fattest nation, and according to new predictions, 26 million people will be obese by 2030, more than a third of our total population. Of course though, our government have yet another dubious ‘plan’ to counter... Continue »
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The Eurozone is hurting, and it’s the PIGS – Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain – that are squealing the loudest. With all four slipping in the global GDP per capita rankings and having unemployment considerably above the world average, including... Continue »
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