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Hands All Round

The following is a guest post Dr. Timothy Tomkinson. 

The other day I stumbled across this poem by Tennyson. Written a hundred and thirty two years ago and although a little garish, it is remarkably relevant to the present day. Of course there can be many interpretations but beyond the slightly grating overtones it is high-minded and enduring. At its core it calls for individual freedom, and discerns where balances of power lie.

It is a splendid tribute to an enduring outlook, as he correctly states the priority that the UK and Anglosphere have traditionally put on freedom. To paraphrase Disraeli, I prefer the liberties we now enjoy to the liberalism they profess, and find something better than the Rights of Man in the Rights of Englishmen”. That is the sentiment echoed in the poem and borne out today. The fact that in the UK one may prefer the freedoms and liberties that we have been gifted, more than the illusory rights professed by more authoritarian regimes (although the times are changing).

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"Hooded thugs had established mob rule". Another eyewitness account of what it was really like trying to attend Katie Hopkins' talk in Lewes

Here is his very detailed, personal account of what it was really like at All Saints Centre in Lewes last Saturday for those going to hear a talk from Katie Hopkins. The person has asked to remain anonymous. If you think the protesters were good humoured upstanding citizens, think again. 

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The Freedom Association complains to Sussex PCC after Katie Hopkins' talk was cancelled at Lewes Speakers Festival

The Freedom Association has today written to Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, to ask her to order an investigation into the policing methods used outside All Saints Centre in Lewes on Saturday 25 November 2017 which resulted in the cancellation of a talk by Katie Hopkins. 

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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: Should Paperchase have apologised for partnering with the Daily Mail?

Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, discusses Paperchase's decision to apologise for partnering with the Daily Mail in a promotional offer. 

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Will you help us stop Tony Blair wrecking Brexit?

Tony Blair is determined to stop Brexit. We knew this months ago when we decided to set-up our 'Stop Blair' campaign. If you read the Daily Mail this morning, you can see that our former Prime Minister is at it again. 

Speaking at the Concordia Annual Summit in New York, he described Brexit as "a self-harming act". When asked directly if he thinks it is possible to undo Brexit, he said he didn't know, but suggested that the vote could be reversed. And we know he has been doing his best to reverse it. 

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Listen: Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, discusses BBC pay rises with Jon Gaunt

Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns at The Freedom Association discusses the story that the BBC has awarded inflation busting pay rises to 1800 staff, totally £13.9 million. 

 

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Peter Mullen - Venezuela: Corbyn’s Perfect State

The following is a guest post by the Rev Dr Peter Mullen, Hon. Chaplain of The Freedom Association. 

Miguel Rodríguez Torres, a Venezuelan general who served as President Maduro’s interior minister in 2013 and 2014, has warned that his country is on the verge of civil war. Large riots and protests have intensified in every major city, including the working class neighborhoods which once firmly supported Maduro’s government.

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Freedom of speech: Where do we draw the line, or should a line never be drawn?

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When you have the time, do read this article from Stephen Oryszczuk, the Jewish News Foreign Editor. It is an article full of questions and not answers, however, he asks he right questions. Here is an extract:

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Another low for the tobacco control lobby in the United States

Many cities in the United States are raising the age to purchase tobacco products to 21 years. Some of the rhetoric coming out of the groups campaigning for draconian legislation would be at home in a totalitarian state. It's not what you would expect (or shouldn't expect) from a country that likes to think that it leads the free world. 

Detroit Lakes is one of those US cities contemplating raising the age, and supporters don't want to stop there. They are also "discussing exceeding state law in defining vaping as smoking, banning vaping where smoking is banned and removing the business owners right to choose, banning smoking/vaping patios, etc."

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