Brexit Briefing: Weekly Review - 28 June 2019

This is this week's weekly review sent to all members of The Freedom Association. If you would like to receive this in your inbox, along with many other member benefits including the Free Nation, a monthly newsletter exclusively for Freedom Association members, Sunday Best, our weekly newsletter, and our daily Brexit Breifing, a round-up of Brexit related stories and opinions, please click here. Membership benefits also include advance notice and special rates for all our events around the country. The week started badly for Boris Johnson with another couple of days of headlines about the argument he had with his partner in their flat in Camberwell. Refusing to answer any questions about it at the Conservative Party hustings in Birmingham last Saturday didn't help.  Continue reading

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The latest debacle about TV licences for over-75s highlights why the telly tax should be scrapped

The BBC is not exactly popular at the moment after its decision to scrap free TV licences for the over-75s who are not in receipt of pension credit. It has reneged on the deal it negotiated with the Government four years ago, and because the Government is a shambles at the moment, it knew it could get away with it. All we have had from the Prime Minister is a spokesman saying that she is very disappointed with the BBC. I know she is on the way out, but could she not have come up with something stronger than that? The BBC, of course, has painted a doomsday scenario in order to justify its decision. It would have to close down BBC 2 and other channels to plug the gap if it didn't grab the cash from most over-75s. The fact that it is wasteful, has over a hundred employees paid more than the Prime Minister, and pays Gary Lineker £1.7 million a year for commenting on recorded highlights of football matches (something any competent sports journalist could do for a fraction of the cost) doesn't seem to register in the minds of the BBC's top brass. They are more interested in feathering their own nests at the expense of some of the poorest in society.  Continue reading

Enemies of the people and democracy. This Remainer Parliament just doesn't care how much damage it does

After the Government was defeated in the final vote last night (the main motion as amended), Sir William Cash made the following point of order: "The right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) just said that this was a constitutional innovation. I think he may have rather underestimated the fact that it is in fact a constitutional revolution, and the House will come to regret it".  And regret it they will. When you play with fire, expect to get burned. Here are the names of the 30 Conservative MPs who voted for the Letwin amendment to wrest control of the Brexit process from the Government:  Continue reading

Parents to lose the right to opt-out of Relationships and Sex Education from 2020

This is a guest post by David Kurten AM.  Under cover of Brexit, the government is pushing through one of the most unpopular and destructive policies ever considered by a ‘Conservative’ government. It wants to make Relationships and Sex Education compulsory in schools from September 2020. Highly sexualised material is already available in hundreds of primary schools, which undermine traditional family values and confuses children about gender, but teaching these things will become compulsory in all schools if the government gets its way. Continue reading