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Download ‘The Ultimate Plan B: A Positive Vision of an independent Britain outside the EU’ (October 2nd 2011). David Campbell Bannerman MEP makes the case for a new relationship with the EU based on friendly trade, in the form of a UK/EU Free Trade Agreement, rather than political union.
Download Free the Airwaves – A review of the BBC and the Licence Fee (14th September 2011). Tom Waters calls for public service broadcasting to be re-focused as a true public service, to get rid of BBC bias, and to re-think how we go about funding PSB.
Download Freedom Fact Sheet – The National Minimum Wage (5th September 2011) This factsheet looks at the effects that minimum wages have had on the poorest in society in twenty European countries. It finds that the poor receive a smaller share of GDP when the minimum wage increases, and that we can best help the least well off by scrapping it.
Download Freedom Fact Sheet – Boost the stock market (24th August 2011) This factsheet provides statistical evidence that, if we want to up the stock market, increase much needed investment and stop reducing pension funds, we need to send the politicians on holiday – or at least get the government to credibly commit to a pro-business policy of reduced red tape and lower taxes.
Download Protection of Freedoms Bill: a review (19th March 2011) This is a report submitted to the Protection of Freedoms Public Bill Committee about the Government’s flagship Protection of Freedoms Bill, which aims to restore civil liberties which have been previously undermined. Our submission supports the Government’s attempts in three main areas, which are DNA, CCTV and the Regulatory Investigatory Powers Act 2000, but also suggests amendments to improve the legislation.
Download A Report on the 50p Tax (23rd March 2011) - Hasan Afzal, researcher at The Freedom Association, has written a report calling for the 50p tax rate to be abolished. The report clearly shows that the sentiments and foundations behind the 50p tax are to the detriment of entrepreneurship and innovation to the UK economy. Crucially, the tax has meant that business in Britain has become more difficult and more expensive to the risk-takers who ultimately provide the capital for jobs and investment.
Download Freedom in the City with Tim Congdon (10th March 2011) - This powerpoint accompanied a lecture that Professor Tim Congdon OBE gave in the City of London on 2nd March 2011. He argued that the City could no longer flourish within the bounds of the EU.
The Localism Bill 2011 -A Brief (8th February 2011) - The brief covers the Localism Bill, which aims to give more power to the people, by giving more powers to local Councillors, local community groups and individuals themselves. The brief is supportive of the Localism Bill, believing it is a step in the right direction, but believes more could be done to give people more power.
EAW Submission by The Freedom Association (31st December 2010) – This is a report which was submitted to the Joint Committee on Human Rights. The Committee, chaired by Dr Hywel Francis MP, is conducting an inquiry into the human rights implications of UK extradition policy. This report details the ways in which the European Arrest Warrant infringes on individual liberty and human rights.
Download Tobacco Products Directive – Submission by The Freedom Association (17th December 2010) - This was a report, which was submitted to the European Commission. The report warns the Commission against the dangers of implementing a Tobacco Display Ban, both on the economy and also for individual liberty. It calls for a review of all tobacco control laws, so that the effect it is having on individual freedom, is taken into account.
Download The European Union Bill 2010/11 – A Brief (7th December 2010 updated 7/02/11) - This provides an insight into the main points of the European Union Bill, and its strengths and weaknesses. It also details proposed amendments, which would strengthen the bill.
Download The Intercept Modernisation Programme – A Brief (3rd November 2010) - This brief details how the Intercept Modernisation Programme, which would give the Government the power to monitor our calls, internet usage and emails, is a danger to civil liberties. It also explains how the programme was revived by the Coalition Government, despite being killed off by the previous Labour Government.
- Freedom in the City on 22nd May with JP Floru on May 22, 2013 12:30 pm
- The Freedom Association’s Magna Carta Pimms and Politics Cruise on June 15, 2013 12:30 pm
- Conservative Renewal Conference on September 14, 2013
- The Freedom Zone on September 30, 2013
- The Freedom Zone on October 1, 2013
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