Comment: Theresa May’s Florence speech must paint a positive vision for the UK’s post-Brexit future

Writing today for Brexit Central, Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns at The Freedom Association, argues that Theresa May's Florence speech must paint a positive vision for the UK's post-Brexit future.  Continue reading

Will you help us stop Tony Blair wrecking Brexit?

Tony Blair is determined to stop Brexit. We knew this months ago when we decided to set-up our 'Stop Blair' campaign. If you read the Daily Mail this morning, you can see that our former Prime Minister is at it again. Speaking at the Concordia Annual Summit in New York, he described Brexit as "a self-harming act". When asked directly if he thinks it is possible to undo Brexit, he said he didn't know, but suggested that the vote could be reversed. And we know he has been doing his best to reverse it.  Continue reading

TV Licence Fee to be debated in Parliament

A date for your diary. The TV Licence will be debated in Parliament on Monday 16 October, and it is being sponsored by an unlikely MP - Helen Jones. She is the Labour MP for Warrington North. The debate is a result of an e-petition which attracted 125,958 signatures before it was closed as a result of this year's general election.  Continue reading

Let’s back Boris’s “positive vision” of UK’s future not Juncker’s “nightmare,” says independent Labour Peer

The independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon has welcomed Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson’s controversial intervention in the ongoing debate about the Brexit negotiations.  Lord Stoddart said: “I congratulate the Foreign Secretary for having the courage to write about a positive vision of the future of our great country, in the face of so much pessimism from gutless politicians who seem to have no faith in our country or its prospects. Continue reading

Freedom to Vape calls for vaping carriages on trains and vaping areas in railway stations

On 15 August I published a Freedom of Information request I sent to the British Transport Police regarding the number of people interviewed under caution for vaping on trains and in railway stations. We received a reply this week.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REPLY I understand why the request was refused, however, the additional information provided shows that vaping on trains and in railway stations is not a criminal offence. You may be breaking a condition of carriage, but vaping in an enclosed space is a perfectly legal activity which is not covered by railway byelaws. Continue reading