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How can we conquer cancel culture?

On Thursday 26th November 2020 we held a webinar asking how we can conquer cancel culture. The panelists were:

Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, The Freedom Association

Nick Buckley, CEO, Mancunian Way

Baroness Fox of Buckley, Director, Academy of Ideas

Toby Young, General Secretary of the Free Speech Union

The webinar was chaired by David Campbell Bannerman, Chairman of The Freedom Association

Click on the image below to watch it, and please consider joining us in our fight against those who wish to remove our freedom. 

 


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. 

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Interpreting lockdown law with discretion is best for both police and public

The following article by Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, was published on Brexit-Watch.org's website yesterday. 

I APPRECIATE that the Police have a difficult job to do. There are plenty of idiots out there who at normal times feel that the law doesn’t apply to them. They don’t change their behaviour just because we are in the grip of a pandemic.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, to give it its full title, is emergency legislation. The Police would have had very little input into the drafting of it, and have been left with the task of enforcing the new powers that they have been given. But although the vast majority of officers have policed using 'The 4 E's’: Engage, Explain, Encourage, Enforce, there have been some examples of the Police being over-zealous to say the least.

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Theresa May offers Brexit in name only - and the deal is only going to get worse

Responding to the proposals agreed by the cabinet at Chequers yesterday, Andrew Allison Head of Campaigns at The Freedom Association, said:

"What Theresa May and her fellow Remainers railroaded through cabinet yesterday - her so-called third way - could very easily be a third rail for the Conservative Party. The common rulebook for goods means that we will effectively remain in the single market for goods. It means that some 90 per cent of British businesses who do not export will have to stick to EU rules.

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One year on from the Manchester Arena atrocity

On 22nd May 2017, 22 people were brutally murdered at Manchester Arena. Below is an article I wrote on 24th May last year. I republish it as I believe it still has relevance today.

 

We need to fight much harder to extinguish this barbarous Islamist evil 

I am still very angry. It’s an anger that refuses to go away despite a good night’s sleep. I can’t get the image of Saffie-Rose Roussos, an eight year-old girl who had her life in front of her, out of my head. She had just enjoyed what was probably the best evening of her young life. She was allowed to stay up late and see her favourite singer at a pop concert. She would have been high as a kite with sheer exuberance. I can imagine her walking out of the auditorium thinking that life can’t get any better than this.

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LISTEN: Andrew Allison talks to Michael Graham on Talk Radio. "Ladies Lingerie!"

If you haven't heard about this, prepare yourself. We live in such a politically correct world that even the most harmless joke can mean you will lose your job and will be thrown into the outer darkness forever. 

Prof. Richard Ned Lebow, 76, was in a packed lift at a convention in San Francisco. When the bell on the lift sounded that it had reached a floor, Prof. Lebow said "ladies lingerie". It was classic "Are you being served?", the hit comedy series that used to air on BBC1. But Dr Simona Sharoni, a professor of women's and gender studies at Merrimack College, Massachusetts, and one of her colleagues didn't like the joke. And they weren't going to leave it there. 

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LISTEN: Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, discusses Westminster City Council's decision to refuse planning permission for a statue of Margaret Thatcher

Andrew Allison was interviewed on BBC Newcastle this morning about the proposed, and now rejected, statue of Margaret Thatcher in Parliament Square. Andrew said that whilst he agrees that there should be a statue of Lady Thatcher, now is not the right time. 

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WATCH: Andrew Allison discusses vaping on the Sunday Politics in Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, was invited to take part in a discussion on vaping on the BBC Sunday Politics programme in Yorkshire & Lincolnshire on 3 December. 

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WATCH: Andrew Allison discusses Theresa May's future and Brexit

Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, discussed Theresa May's future and Brexit in a four way discussion on TRT World. 

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LISTEN: Andrew Allison discusses the new 'Freedom to Vape' report on the vaping policies of UK councils

Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns at The Freedom Association, discussed the new 'Freedom to Vape' report on the vaping policies of UK councils with Andy Comfort on BBC Radio Humberside last week. Click on the image below to listen to it. 

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