The Freedom Association responds to the Government's announcement on the compulsory wearing of face coverings in shops and supermarkets

Commenting on the Government's announcement on the compulsory wearing of face masks in shops and supermarkets, Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns of The Freedom Association, said:  "The messaging from the Government on the wearing of face coverings has been inconsistent and confusing. On 3rd April, at the height of the pandemic, England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Jonathan Van-Tam said that 'there is no evidence that general wearing of the face masks by the public who are well affects the spread of the disease.' What has changed?  Continue reading

The Freedom Association responds to the Chancellor's Summer Economic Update

  Commenting on Rishi Sunak's Summer Economic Update, Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns of The Freedom Association, said:  "The furlough scheme was welcome when it was introduced in March, but the Chancellor is right to end it. It can only be a temporary measure, but paying employers £1,000 to take back furloughed employees will only delay the inevitable for many businesses.  Continue reading

Rugby Club bans man for life for criticising Black Lives Matter

By Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns On Monday, I wrote about Nick Buckley, the former CEO of the charity Mancunian Way (which he founded) who had been summarily fired from his job by the trustees for criticising the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. And today I have a story which has been reported in the Welsh press about a man who did something similar and has now been told by his local rugby that he is no longer welcome.  Wales Online doesn't reveal the name of the man, however, a quick Google search produced the "offending" tweet.  Continue reading

The greatest stimulant to economic success worldwide is individual freedom

The following letter by Christopher Gill, a former chairman of The Freedom Association, was published in the Sunday Telegraph last weekend. "SIR – James Crisp’s report about possible compromises in the Brexit negotiations regarding the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is alarming. "If the Boris Johnson administration thinks there can be any compromise on matters directly affecting individual liberty, it betrays the very principles it purports to uphold. Continue reading

Nick Buckley must be reinstated as CEO of Mancunian Way

It is a sign of the times. If you don't subscribe to a left-wing, woke orthodoxy, you are beyond the pale. You shouldn't hold any role in public life, and even if you are not in public life, you should still be fired from your job. You are an outcast. You are the lowest of the low. You can't possibly criticise the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. All they want is racial equality. What's wrong with that? There is, of course, nothing wrong with that. Indeed, it is what everyone should want. But if you delve into BLM, you discover a sinister movement which should be scrutinised.  Continue reading