Comment - Soothe the EU’s loss of Five Eyes by adding a Sixth: Ireland

Writing in City AM this morning, Rory Broomfield, Director of The Freedom Association, argues that there is a case for the UK to lobby for Ireland's inclusion into the Five Eyes Alliances.  Continue reading

Sarah Champion has been sacrificed for speaking the truth

I have long admired Sarah Champion since she became the Labour MP for Rotherham in November 2012. Even though we disagree politically on most things, she is a dedicated and hard working MP. She is certainly a breath of fresh air when compared to her predecessor in the constituency, Denis MacShane. Enough said about him, the better.  When I read her article in The Sun last week, I was pleased that someone from the left in British politics had the guts to say it as it is. It now appears that the opening words of her article were added by The Sun, however, they were only added with the permission of her office. Here are those words:  Continue reading

Britain's railways should be fully privatised

In an excellent article in today's Telegraph, Tony Lodge from the Centre for Policy Studies, makes the case for more competition on the railways. Or as I put it, full privatisation, rather than John Major's botched privatisation that we have at the moment. Full privatisation means competition, rather than the 'take it or leave it' option most passengers have at the moment.  Continue reading

Freedom to Vape asks British Transport Police for figures on those questioned under caution for vaping on trains and in railway stations

After it was revealed last week that London Midland (which has just lost its franchise to run trains) is threatening to send vapers to court for using e-cigarettes on trains, The Freedom Association's Freedom to Vape campaign sent the following Freedom of Information request to the British Transport Police.  Continue reading

BBC talks to young Brexiteers - and it's positive

The BBC has released a video today where young Brexiteers give their positive reasons for voting Leave in last year's referendum. Very refreshing. One young woman described the EU as a "man-made bureaucratic, paper pushing hellhole" and that she is very proud that 17.4 million British people decided to stick their fingers up to the EU and walk away. Can't argue with that.  Continue reading