Let’s stop widespread plastic waste in March 2019

Yesterday, Theresa May pledged to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042. It is a worthy goal, and will be popular since nobody really likes waste, especially if it is entirely unnecessary. And at Freedom to Vape, we have a great suggestion for Mrs May as to how she can save a massive amount of plastic waste in one fell swoop. One of the aims of Freedom to Vape is to lobby the government for removal of pointless regulations on vaping imposed by the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), one of which is limiting e-liquid bottle sizes to 10ml for no discernible reason. Continue reading

Watch: New video from the Institute of Economic Affairs promoting Unilateral Free Trade

  The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has launched a new video this week highlighting the benefits of unilateral free trade post-Brexit. Do take a look at it. At just under three minutes, it's not going to take up much of your time, and it's well worth your time.  Continue reading

Peers vote to bankrupt the free press

On the day we have announced a new eighth principle of a free society -  a free press and other media - Peter Mullen has written a timely article about those Peers who voted yesterday to restrict press freedom.  If, along with millions of others, you enjoy reading your local paper every morning, make the most of it because you might not have a local paper for much longer. For last night the House of Lords scandalously voted to restrict press freedom yet further. The vote was on an amendment to Section 40 of the Government's Data Protection Bill which will make newspapers face huge bills in data protection disputes. Under this proposal, newspapers not signed up to a state-supported regulator would have to pay their opponent's legal costs, even if they were successful in court. Continue reading

Treat yourself to these wonderful Jacob Rees-Mogg cufflinks!

One of Westminster’s finest MPs, Freedom Association Council Member Philip Davies, has had the brainwave of producing these magnificent, British-made cufflinks, in honour of his fellow Brexiteer, The Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP. One link depicts Jacob, whilst the other features Jacob’s brilliant line, “I’m all in favour of nannies, but not the nanny state” (Conservative Blue text on a white background). Continue reading

Public Health England once again backs e-cigarettes

Public Health England (PHE) backed e-cigarettes as a quit aid during its 'Stoptober' campaign last year. It teamed up with the independent British Vape trade Association (IBVTA) during that campaign.  The Vaping Post reports that PHE has once again teamed up with the IBVTA this month as it launches another campaign. Here's an extract: Continue reading