The moral case for Brexit

The case against the EU is clear and the intellectual case for Brexit is overwhelming. How can the entitled elite justify their ignorance? Lord Heseltine hates this country so much that he says a Trotskyist government led by Jeremy Corbyn is a happier prospect than Brexit. This ignoble Lord is only the latest in a long procession of prominent people ganging up to smother Brexit and so demonstrate their contempt for the expressed views of the majority of British people who voted Leave. More people voted Leave in the Referendum than have ever voted for anything in our country. Still the elite establishment is doing everything in its power and connivance to keep us in the failed EU. The civil service to a man is against our getting out and they are in cahoots with the Brussels bureaucrats who are desperate to keep us in. The elite - with its culture of entitlement - has joined forces with the drones, luvvies and celebs in an aggressive putsch to deny the declared wishes of the people. Continue reading

The madness of Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year

At least we can still enjoy a laugh on our way from the madhouse to destitution. The publishers Oxford Dictionaries have just declared “youthquake” the word of the year. Oxford Dictionaries' executive is Mr Casper Grathwohl. (Oh for heaven’s sake stop giggling at the back there and pay attention!)  Mr Grathwohl said the word was "not an obvious choice". But, he explained, The use of “youthquake” in everyday speech had increased five-fold during 2017.  He added – in a sentence which reveals that the boss of a firm which publishes dictionaries has only a passing acquaintance with the English language: "In the UK, where it rose to prominence as a descriptor of the impact of the country's young people on its general election, calls it out as a word on the move". Continue reading

It's time to fight for free markets - will you join us?

  The invisible hand of the free market, as Adam Smith described it, gives us choice, forces prices down, and if a genuine free market is allowed to flourish, also allows all of us trade our way to prosperity. But free markets are under threat. Not only do we have an official opposition in Parliament ideologically opposed to capitalism, faith in free markets is gradually reducing, making it more likely that there will be a Marxist Government led by Jeremy Corbyn, or one of his acolytes, in a few years’ time - or possibly even sooner. Continue reading

Evidence from Freedom to Vape published by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

Earlier this month, on behalf of the Freedom to Vape campaign, I submitted evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee as part of the committee's investigation into e-cigarettes.  The evidence has been published and can be read here.  Continue reading

A new Puritan Commonwealth?

The following is a guest post by the Rev Dr Peter Mullen, Hon. Chaplain of The Freedom Association.   We have complete freedom of speech in this country. It’s just that we’re not allowed to say anything. Our politicians are forever boasting of our freedoms and telling us what a wonderful country we are privileged to live in – unlike Johnny Foreigner in any number of dictatorial regimes abroad. But this week the government has threatened – not for the first time – to invoke Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013. What’s that when it’s out? Just about the most unjust and iniquitous piece of legislation you could imagine in the worst of your Orwellian nightmares. Section 40 will force newspapers to pay the legal costs of those who sue them – even when a newspaper wins the court case against its accuser. This is beyond outrageous. Continue reading