Rory Broomfield: Osborne’s in denial

Writing for Comment Central, Rory Broomfield says that since last year’s EU Referendum, there has been good news in abundance, but try telling that to George Osborne and co. Things happen in life that we might not like. We have to deal with them and move on. However, there are some events in life that people feel unable to let go. It seems that, to much of the press, Brexit is that issue. Continue reading

If being stupid were a criminal offence, we would all be criminals

I was at a party on Monday evening when an MP told me that Anne Marie Morris had used the expression, “n***** in a woodpile”. I was surprised that she had been so stupid. The expression she used was used by millions of people every day when I was growing up. It was used by teachers in the classroom. But that was then, the expression is no longer (rightly in my opinion) deemed acceptable, and you would expect an MP not to make the mistake she made. Continue reading

New review threatens freedom of choice

Today's publication of the Taylor Review into modern employment practices is being criticised by the Trade Union movement and Labour politicians as not going far enough. One Labour MP, Rebecca Long-Baily, has even said that Uber is not "morally acceptable". What both they and, to some extent the Review, fail to realise is one core fact: the new economy is about freedom of choice.  Continue reading

Rory Broomfield: If only Cameron paid heed to his own advice

The following article by Rory Broomfield, Director of The Freedom Association, appeared on Comment Central this morning. The former Prime Minister was right – those that oppose austerity are being selfish. But given that public debt is higher than when he entered Downing Street, why didn’t he take his own advice? Continue reading

'Momentum' is a huge threat to freedom and must be stopped

Luciana Berger, the Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree, knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of abuse. Some people have, thankfully, been jailed after harassing her with the most disgusting anti-Semitic hate filled abuse (including death threats) that no-one should have to endure. Now she faces another fight - a fight that will define what the Labour Party is and what it will become.   Continue reading