Stop Blair Campaign launched

Day-in-day-out the UK media and political environment seems blighted by the constant yada-yada of those wishing to subvert last year’s Referendum result. This was pointed out with characteristic punch last week in the Telegraph by Better Off Out patron, Lord Tebbit. What’s necessary now is for a fightback and remobilisation of support on behalf of the British public and against these actors. To achieve this, today we launch our new email service, Brexit at Noon, along with a new  Stop Blair Campaign. This will combine a ‘fighting fund’ to help us campaign against any row back, along with a daily email sent exclusively to members of The Freedom Association and sign ups to the Better Off Out campaign during the week. Continue reading

COMMENT: Scrapping EU vaping laws would improve health and boost the economy

Writing for Brexit Central, Andrew Allison explains why the restrictions imposed on vapers and the vaping industry by the European Union's Tobacco Products Directive, should be scrapped.  "The e-cigarette market was, until recently, perhaps the closest thing we had to a genuine free market. A relative lack of regulation, compared to what it is now, allowed the market to innovate in ways we seldom see.  Continue reading

LISTEN: Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, talks to Jon Gaunt about BBC pay

Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, was interviewed by Jon Gaunt yesterday on about BBC pay packets and the licence fee.  Continue reading

Kemi Badenoch MP: "I believe that the vote for Brexit was the greatest ever vote of confidence in the project of the United Kingdom"

Kemi Badenoch, the newly elected MP for Saffron Walden, gave her maiden speech in the House of Commons yesterday. And what a speech it was. Here is just one paragraph:  "I believe in free markets and free trade. But there is more to conservatism than economic liberalism—there is respect for the rule of law; personal responsibility; ​freedom of speech and of association; and opportunity through meritocracy. Those freedoms are being subtly eroded in an era when emotion and feeling are prized above reason and logic. It is those freedoms that I will seek to defend during my time in this House." Continue reading

We have won one battle, but the war isn't over yet

The Government announced earlier this week that vaping should be allowed in offices and enclosed public spaces  in order to “maximise” access to safer alternatives to smoking. This is good news and follows on from our report last year on the vaping policies of councils, and the way councils treat their members of staff who vape.  The Government has also said that it will use our impending exit from the European Union to look again at the Tobacco Products Directive, with regard to electronic cigarettes. Again this is good news and one of the aims of this campaign is to get those restrictions removed.  Continue reading