On the anniversary of the referendum, Peer urges ‘negative’ Government to start talking about the benefits of Brexit

News Release 22nd June 2018 On the eve of the second anniversary of the EU referendum, the independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon has criticised the Government for its: “negativity and failure to make clear the many benefits the UK will enjoy outside of the European Union.  The British people had a vision of a positive future outside of the EU, when they bravely voted for Brexit on 23rd June 2016.  It is a about time the Government did too!” Lord Stoddart said: “It really is very disappointing that it has to be the American Ambassador who is reminding us of what a great country we are and of the optimistic future we can look forward to outside of the EU.  He is absolutely right to be dismayed at the defeatism we, as a nation, are exhibiting towards Brexit. It is high time that our rather negative Government, which seems to regard the negotiations with the EU as some sort of damage limitation exercise, started being a cheer leader for the benefits of leaving the EU, not least the £10.5 billion net and rising that we will no longer have to pay to be in this failing economic bloc. “The passage of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill through both Houses of Parliament this week is hugely significant because it means that the European Communities Act 1972, which made the EU supreme over Westminster, will be repealed.  In other words, despite the endless anti-democratic wailing of the Remain brigade, there is no going back, we are leaving the EU and re-establishing the supremacy of our own Government and Parliament.  Not before time!” Ends   THE PRESS OFFICE OF The Lord Stoddart of Swindon (independent Labour)                                                                                           Media contact:  Stuart Gulleford Tel:  07734-457390  e-mail: stuartgulleford@intamail.com Twitter: #lordstoddart   

New Role for TFA Director Rory Broomfield

Rory Broomfield has decided to step-down from his twin roles of Director of The Freedom Association (TFA) and Director of the Better Off Out Campaign. For the past six years, Rory has been at the heart of the effort to put the positive case for the UK to leave the EU and has made a significant contribution to the success of the Brexit cause. Continue reading

Philip Davies MP sends a message to Remoaners in Parliament

Watch Freedom Association Council member Philip Davies give a message to Remoaners in Parliament in the form of a question to the Prime Minister.  Continue reading

Anna Soubry's attack on Caroline Flint says everything you need to know about some Remainers

Yesterday's speech of the day was without a doubt delivered by Caroline Flint, the Labour MP for Don Valley. You can watch it here. During that speech she was heckled by Anna Soubry who shouted "shame" at her across the chamber because Flint said, referring to EEA membership, that Michel Barnier would "bite off the Prime Minister’s hand for that deal, because apart from leaving without any deal, it is the worst deal for the United Kingdom." Later in her speech, she said: "Those of my constituents who voted leave have been insulted, day in and day out, by comments made in the place and outside. They are not against all migration, but they want a sense that we can turn the tap on and off when we choose to do so." Continue reading

Why Article 13 of the EU's draft Copyright Directive should be scrapped

Article 13 of the EU's draft Copyright Directive will literally destroy the Internet as we know it. I am not exaggerating. Even by EU standards it is draconian, and MEPs will vote on this directive next week.  From mandatory filtering to link taxes, this is frightening in its scope. It will make it almost impossible to produce memes. Most of the articles on this website would fail the test, as links to other news websites would have to be paid for. Who can afford to pay these fees? We certainly can't, and neither can the average blogger. Only large news organisations will be able to.  Continue reading