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Captain Tim Scott highlights how much our armed forces are a force for good

In a Freedom Association webinar, held on Tuesday 2nd February, Captain Tim Scott, a former army officer and Treasurer of The Freedom Association, highlighted that our armed forces are a force for good and also highlighted the future opportunities there are for the defence and security of the UK now we have left the European Union.

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WATCH the Rt Hon Julian Lewis MP discuss the defence challenges facing the UK

In a Freedom Association webinar, held on Tuesday 2nd February, the Rt Hon Julian Lewis MP, a former Chair of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee, and the current Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee, discussed the defence challenges facing the UK.

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WATCH Colonel Richard Kemp giving his assessment about the opportunities for defence policy in a post-Brexit world

In a recent Freedom Association webinar, Colonel Richard Kemp gave his assessment about the opportunities for defence policy in a post-Brexit world. 

He said that "freedom from the EU means freedom in the future, as we have had in the past, to pursue our own global defence policies in our country's interests." 

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Defence and Security: the great new post-Brexit opportunities

In the latest Freedom Association webinar, recorded on 2nd February, we looked at defence and security: the opportunities post-Brexit Britain presents, and the challenges that as a country we face.

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The panellists were:

Colonel Richard Kemp: Richard served as an officer in the British Army from 1977 to 2006. During his years of service, he completed eight tours of Northern Ireland. During one of those tours he was wounded in a multiple terrorist mortar attack in South Armagh. He took command of British Forces in Afghanistan in 2003, although most of the last five years of Richard’s military career were spent in Downing Street as head of the international terrorism team at the Joint Intelligence Committee, where he was responsible for producing assessments on the growing global terrorist problem for the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.

Rt. Hon Julian Lewis MP: Julian is the Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament. Prior to that, he was Chair of the House of Commons Defence Committee from 2015 to 2019. During that period he supervised the production of more than 30 Inquiry Reports and consistently campaigned to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent submarines and to restore the Defence budget from two per cent to three per cent of GDP. Julian is a member of The Freedom Association, and has served as the Conservative Member of Parliament for New Forest East since 1997.

Tim Scott: Tim is the Treasurer of The Freedom Association and served as a Captain in The Queen’s Fusiliers. Tim was a Platoon Commander in charge of 25-30 soldiers, and served in Cyprus and Northern Ireland. Tim now works as a Business Development Manager.

The webinar was chaired by David Campbell Bannerman, our Chairman, who served on the Defence Sub-Committee at the European Parliament and also served in the Territorial Army (OTC).

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Join us for our next webinar - Defence and Security: the great new post-Brexit opportunities

During our next webinar, The Freedom Association will be looking at defence and security: the opportunities post-Brexit Britain presents, and the challenges that as a country we face. It will be held on Tuesday 2nd February at 6.00 pm. Confirmed panellists are:

Colonel Richard Kemp: Richard served as an officer in the British Army from 1977 to 2006. During his years of service, he completed eight tours of Northern Ireland. During one of those tours he was wounded in a multiple terrorist mortar attack in South Armagh. He took command of British Forces in Afghanistan in 2003, although most of the last five years of Richard’s military career were spent in Downing Street as head of the international terrorism team at the Joint Intelligence Committee, where he was responsible for producing assessments on the growing global terrorist problem for the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.

Rt. Hon Julian Lewis MP: Julian is the Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament. Prior to that, he was Chair of the House of Commons Defence Committee from 2015 to 2019. During that period he supervised the production of more than 30 Inquiry Reports and consistently campaigned to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent submarines and to restore the Defence budget from two per cent to three per cent of GDP. Julian is a member of The Freedom Association, and has served as the Conservative Member of Parliament for New Forest East since 1997.

Tim Scott: Tim is the Treasurer of The Freedom Association and served as a Captain in The Queen’s Fusiliers. Tim was a Platoon Commander in charge of 25-30 soldiers, and served in Cyprus and Northern Ireland. Tim now works as a Business Development Manager.

The webinar will be chaired by David Cambell Bannerman, our Chairman, who served on the Defence Sub-Committee at the European Parliament and also served in the Territorial Army (OTC).

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We should be concerned with the government's view on EU security

Prime Minister Theresa May signalled her desire for continued security cooperation with the EU in her Florence Speech. She has subsequently built on that desire in numerous speeches, including in Munich and at the Mansion House in London. But the UK government's willingness to coordinate with the EU should not be blind. Its response to a recent petition signed by over 14,000 people raises questions about whether the Government is willing to sacrifice our freedom in order to follow the EU's agenda. 

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