The country needs aspiration not rage.

With the Queen's Speech delivered, the task for the government is to get on with the job. It means though ensuring that legislation creates opportunities for individuals to excel, argues Rory Broomfield.   Continue reading

The Freedom Association’s response to the terror attack in Manchester

The thoughts of everyone at The Freedom Association are with the family and friends of the 22 innocent people (many of them children) who were brutally murdered in Manchester last night. At the time of writing, there are children in operating theatres, with parents refusing treatment, so they can be near them. Sadly, the death toll could rise. Continue reading

The Freedom Association responds to the Conservative Party Manifesto

The Conservative manifesto launched earlier today is a document that tries to please everyone. Economically, it is a definite lurch to the left. There are commitments to the national living wage and more workers’ rights. There are attacks on businesses with the Government thinking it is its job to interfere in executive pay, and new powers to effectively block any takeover of a UK company from overseas investors.  Continue reading

The Freedom Association responds to the ‘economically illiterate’ draft Labour Manifesto

Responding to the leak of the Labour Party’s draft manifesto, Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns for The Freedom Association, said: “If implemented, this economically illiterate draft Labour manifesto would be disastrous for the UK’s economy. It would certainly send us back to 1970s working practices where union bosses call the shots and the ordinary workers they are supposed to represent are used as pawns in a wider political war against capitalism.   Continue reading

The UK should be prepared to walk away from Brexit talks and call the EU’s bluff

This article was originally posted yesterday on my personal blog Throughout the EU Referendum campaign, I said that reverting to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules would not be disastrous. Indeed, as the respected economist, Ruth Lea, has pointed out, the UK would thrive under WTO rules.   Continue reading