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WATCH our most recent webinar. What is the BBC for? Should it be defunded or reformed?

In a Freedom Association webinar held on Tuesday 4th May 2021, we discussed, “What's the BBC for? Should it be defunded or reformed?”

The panellists were:

Andrew Allison: Andrew is Head of Campaigns for The Freedom Association.

Nick Ross: Nick is a broadcaster, journalist, and campaigner. He became a household name in the UK launching breakfast TV, Watchdog and Crimewatch and flagship radio programmes including World at One, PM and The World Tonight.

Lord Moylan. Daniel was appointed a Conservative Peer in 2020. He was chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation, deputy chairman of Transport for London, and chief airport adviser to Boris Johnson as Mayor of London. A lifelong listener of BBC Radio 3, he has described the radio channel as being "infected by a sort of relentless wokeness".

The webinar was chaired by David Campbell Bannerman, Chairman of The Freedom Association and a former Conservative MEP from 2009-2019, representing the East of England.

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What is the BBC for? Should it be defunded or reformed?

Please join us for our next webinar on Tuesday 4th May at 6.00 pm. We have a great panel ready to discuss, “What is the BBC for? Should it be defunded or reformed?”

Confirmed panelists are:

Andrew Allison: Andrew is Head of Campaigns for The Freedom Association.

Nick Ross: Nick is a broadcaster, journalist, and campaigner. He became a household name in the UK launching breakfast TV, Watchdog and Crimewatch and flagship radio programmes including World at One, PM and The World Tonight.

Lord Moylan. Daniel was appointed a Conservative Peer in 2020. He was chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation, deputy chairman of Transport for London, and chief airport adviser to Boris Johnson as Mayor of London. A lifelong listener of BBC Radio 3, he has described the radio channel as being "infected by a sort of relentless wokeness".

The webinar will be chaired by David Campbell Bannerman, Chairman of The Freedom Association and a former Conservative MEP from 2009-2019, representing the East of England.

To register, click here


WATCH Andrew Allison in conversation with Mark Littlewood, Director General of the IEA

Our Head of Campaigns, Andrew Allison, chatted with Mark Littlewood, Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs about the now aborted European Football Super League, what future the economy has post-Covid, and free speech & cancel culture.

Click on the image below to watch it. 


WATCH Andrew Allison in conversation with Mike Graham of talkRADIO

In another episode in our series of 'Free Spirits' podcasts, Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, chatted to Mike Graham of talkRADIO about the life of Prince Philip, the opening of hospitality, cancel culture and the media.


Andrew Allison in conversation with Lee Anderson MP

Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns at The Freedom Association, talked with Lee Anderson, Conservative MP for Ashford about the former red wall seats, free speech, cancel culture, and even about having a vegan pint of beer!


Why you should set-up a Freedom Society in your university

Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns at The Freedom Association, talked to William Yarwood, President of the University of Exeter Freedom Society, about why the society is important and successful, and why there should be freedom societies in every university in the UK. They are easy to set-up and The Freedom Association will assist you every step of the way.

Please consider setting-up a Freedom Society in your university today. 


Flying the flag

By Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns

Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, announced last week that he will be compelling all councils to fly the Union Jack on all official buildings. Cue outrage from the woke metropolitans. I was interviewed by Kevin O'Sullivan on talkRADIO yesterday about it. I said that I thought it was a good idea. The vast majority of people are proud of their country and are proud of their flag. There is nothing wrong with that - indeed it brings the country together. Click below to watch it. 


WATCH: Was it right to suspend a teacher for showing pupils cartoon images of the Prophet Mohammed?

Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, and Dr Paul Stott, from the Henry Jackson Society discuss the disturbing case of a Religious Studies teacher from Batley Grammar School who has been suspended from his job for showing his pupils cartoon images of the Prophet Mohammed.

The teacher, his partner and children are now receiving 24-hour police protection in a safe house. What does this say about everyone's right to free speech in the UK today?


WATCH Andrew Allison talking to Bill Etheridge

Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, was interviewed by former MEP, Bill Etheridge, on his Open Dialogus show. They discussed the state of freedom in the UK, amongst many other issues including the future of the Monarchy and constitutional reform. 


The free press and the BBC. WATCH Andrew Allison and David Stephenson discuss the future of both

Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns for The Freedom Association chatted with David Stephenson, TV Editor of the Sunday Express. They explored what the future will look like for the print media in the UK and the BBC. Does the TV licence fee have a future? Will the BBC have to explore alternative funding models? Spoiler alert: the answers to the last two questions are no and yes respectively!

Click HERE to watch it 

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