Welcome to The Freedom Association

Welcome to The Freedom Association, founded in 1975 by Viscount De L’Isle VC, KG, PC, GCMG, GCVO, Ross McWhirterNorris McWhirter CBE and Major John Gouriet.

The Freedom Association is a non-partisan, centre-right, classically liberal campaign group. We believe in the freedom of the individual in all aspects of life to as great an extent as possible. As such, we seek to challenge all erosion of civil liberties and campaign in support of individual liberty and freedom of expression.

All of the work it undertakes falls within the following Eight Principles of a Free Society: Individual Freedom, Personal & Family Responsibility, The Rule of Law, Limited Government, Free Market Economy, National Parliamentary Democracy, Strong National Defences and a Free Press and Other Media. 

We would be delighted to welcome you as a member. Membership is just £30 a year (£20 for seniors, and £5 for students). Additional membership benefits include discounts to events and a regular monthly e-magazine only available to members. 

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. Please help us fight to keep it alive. 





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    Cometh the hour, cometh the Andy…

    The following is a guest post by the Rev Dr Peter Mullen, Hon. Chaplain of The Freedom Association. It’s the politics, stupid! When the row over increased funding for Manchester to compensate for the city’s strict lockdown rules erupted a couple of weeks ago, I was impressed by Andy Burnham. I looked at his fresh, still rather boyish features as he appeared on the TV news and he seemed as if he might be another in that long line of intelligent, sensible, sane and humane Labour statesmen: perhaps not quite another Clement Attlee, but up there on the decency podium with such as Frank Field.
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    We cannot go on like this. The response to Covid is destroying lives and livelihoods

    By Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns During a general Covid debate in the House of Commons yesterday, Chris Green, the Conservative MP for Bolton West who resigned as a ministerial aide last week, said: "...I do have an answer to my written question about what action has been taken in relation to the 20,000 fewer referrals from GPs to hospitals this year than last. The answer that came back was: 'No specific assessment has been made.'  "That is 20,000 people in Bolton as a whole whom GPs think should have a hospital appointment of one form or another. I do not know how many of that 20,000 would be in the category of life or death, but I suspect a very significant number. I suspect that this would be replicated right across the country. To get a six word answer —“No specific assessment has been made”—to cover ​that 20,000 is disappointing to say the least. It is also covering a health time bomb that will explode. That is already happening at the moment. Far more needs to be done so. Will my hon. Friend commit to delivering a covid lockdown health impact assessment for every constituency around the country?"
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