Freedom to Vape calls for vaping carriages on trains and vaping areas in railway stations

On 15 August I published a Freedom of Information request I sent to the British Transport Police regarding the number of people interviewed under caution for vaping on trains and in railway stations. We received a reply this week.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REPLY I understand why the request was refused, however, the additional information provided shows that vaping on trains and in railway stations is not a criminal offence. You may be breaking a condition of carriage, but vaping in an enclosed space is a perfectly legal activity which is not covered by railway byelaws. Continue reading

Blair’s not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!

Tony Blair continued his quest to keep the United Kingdom in the European Union yesterday with an interview on BBC’s Andrew Marr Show. His claim? That immigration can be restricted while the UK still remains a member of the so-called EU Single Market and Customs Union. Commentators, politicians and the public are up in arms at the sheer brass neck Tony Bliar is showing. As many of the newspapers have pointed out, it is hollow and hypocritical of Blair to make this claim when, on his watch, the borders of the UK were extended. Once again, it shows that the likes of Tony Blair cannot be trusted. Continue reading

Freedom of speech on campus under threat (again)

An Edinburgh University law student who posted a comment poking fun at ISIS, the terrorist group that wants to destroy the western world, is under investigation for an alleged 'hate crime' at Edinburgh University.  No, this is not satire. It does though mark a new low in the ongoing battle for free speech at universities in the UK, writes Rory Broomfield.  Continue reading

Listen: Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, discusses BBC pay rises with Jon Gaunt

Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns at The Freedom Association discusses the story that the BBC has awarded inflation busting pay rises to 1800 staff, totally £13.9 million.    Continue reading

Peter Mullen - Venezuela: Corbyn’s Perfect State

The following is a guest post by the Rev Dr Peter Mullen, Hon. Chaplain of The Freedom Association.  Miguel Rodríguez Torres, a Venezuelan general who served as President Maduro’s interior minister in 2013 and 2014, has warned that his country is on the verge of civil war. Large riots and protests have intensified in every major city, including the working class neighborhoods which once firmly supported Maduro’s government. Continue reading