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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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LISTEN: Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, discusses security v freedom on BBC Three Counties Radio

Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns at The Freedom Association, discussed the issue of security v freedom on BBC Three Counties Radio, in the wake of more Islamist terrorist atrocities in Spain. The other guest is Professor Anthony Glees, Director of the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham. The presenter is Yasmeen Khan. 

 

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Comment - Soothe the EU’s loss of Five Eyes by adding a Sixth: Ireland

Writing in City AM this morning, Rory Broomfield, Director of The Freedom Association, argues that there is a case for the UK to lobby for Ireland's inclusion into the Five Eyes Alliances. 

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Freedom to Vape asks British Transport Police for figures on those questioned under caution for vaping on trains and in railway stations

After it was revealed last week that London Midland (which has just lost its franchise to run trains) is threatening to send vapers to court for using e-cigarettes on trains, The Freedom Association's Freedom to Vape campaign sent the following Freedom of Information request to the British Transport Police. 

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Brexit at Noon: Yorkshire & Swiss Edition

If you live in Yorkshire, today is Yorkshire Day. I do, so I will wish you Happy Yorkshire Day! If you are in Switzerland, today is the Swiss National Day. And the Swiss have a lot to celebrate. They have a good working relationship with the European Union, but do not have Brussels' bureaucrats meddling in their laws. Switzerland is fourth on Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom - and the freest country in Europe. 

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Brexit at Noon: 'Despite Brexit'

Over the past year, the term 'despite Brexit' has been used to describe (with some irony) all the good news that has been reported in the UK economy. It has been used in countless headlines, articles and op-eds by newspapers like the FT, the Guardian and the Independent to illustrate - often with high levels of shock - how well the UK economy is doing in comparison to what they expected.

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We're taking bookings for next year's Freedom Festival

Anyone who has attended previous Freedom Festivals in Bournemouth knows how fantastic they are. The fifth Freedom Festival in March next year will have a new format, and a new location. 

Yes, we are ringing the changes to help keep the event fresh, and judging by the comments we have received so far, regular attendees are really looking forward to their trip to Bournemouth. 

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WATCH: Has Science beaten smoking?

At this year's Freedom Festival in Bournemouth, I chaired a panel discussion on vaping where I asked the following question: "Has science beaten smoking?" Joining me on the panel were Martin Cullip, Blogger; Angela Harbutt, Development Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA); and Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA. 

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