An ambitious speech but will the EU listen?

Theresa May’s speech in Florence this afternoon was said to be her most significant speech on Brexit since what she delivered earlier this year at Lancaster House. Rory Broomfield, Director of Better Off Out, responds: Continue reading

Freedom to Vape welcomes Public Health England's endorsement of vaping in 'Stoptober'

Responding to the news that Public Health England will be endorsing vaping products in its Stoptober campaign for the first time, Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns at The Freedom Association, said: "Whilst we do not think that smokers should be forced to quit, and should certainly not be treated like second class citizens, those who do wish to stop smoking are more likely to do so by vaping. It is encouraging that Public Health England has backed up its previous advice by formally endorsing e-cigarettes in its Stoptober campaign for the first time.  Continue reading

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