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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    Commenting on the Government's proposals to ban junk food advertising, Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns of The Freedom Association, said:  "It is disappointing that Boris Johnson, who has always been regarded as a  libertarian on these issues, is proposing banning adverts for what the Government regards as unhealthy food. "These measures will not work. Government interventions like this never do, but they will have unintended consequences. Those who work in the advertising industry and work for commercial broadcasters could lose their jobs as a result of reduced revenue. "The Government should ditch these proposals before it's too late."  ENDS
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    Nick Buckley has been reinstated as CEO of Mancunian Way

    From Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns I have just received an email with the title, "Common sense wins the day!". It's not often I hear that these days. Here is the email in full from Mike Smith who organised the petition to get Nick Buckley reinstated as CEO of the charity he founded, Mancunican Way: "It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Nick has been reinstated as CEO at Mancunian Way charity.The trustees have all resigned, a new board has been appointed and Nick is back at work from this morning."Nick has asked me to say a huge thank you to everyone who signed the petition. It put the trustees under additional pressure and highlighted the injustice in this case."If you want to continue to follow the story of Nick Buckley, then follow him on social media at @ NickBuckleyMBE on most platforms."
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