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2020 blindness

Friday October 24, 2014

Whose life is it anyway? Brian Monteith rails against public health activists saying they are a deadly threat to our freedom

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Smoking? It's none of their business!

Thursday October 23, 2014

Why does the state intrude on an activity that has a modest chance of harming the individual involved but costs society nothing, asks John Staddon

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Review of the week ending 19 October

Our latest round-up of unusual or obscure reporting from blogs, websites and newspapers – stories in no particular order…

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Park smoking ban is for cowards

Andrew Allison challenges the smoke police to come out and say what they really think

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Has Boris got balls?

Has the report proposing a ban on smoking in London parks and squares revealed the Mayor of London as a half-hearted freedom lover?

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Free Speech needs to be heard

It’s time for a new Free Speech Movement, says Dennis Hayes

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Bullies' bulletin #32

Further examples of our mad, mad world as we report on an operatic tragedy, more ‘elf ‘n safety and compulsory consensual sex classes…

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Great speech but let’s not get too carried away

David Cameron has made the speech of his life – delivering a truly Conservative vision for the future – or has he, asks Brian Monteith

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The bells, the bells – don't ban the bells

Ruth Mieschbuehler reports on the unusual ban being proposed in Switzerland and how it is being resisted

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Time for the prime minister to live up to his word

The Conservative conference in Birmingham really is the last chance saloon for the Prime Minister, argues Brian Monteith

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Review of the week ending 21 September

Our weekly round-up of bizarre or obscure reporting about freedom issues from blogs, websites and newspapers – stories in no particular order…

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Why the UK needs Scotland to vote No

The liberal economic case has been won by the No campaign, but being British also counts for freedom, argues Brian Monteith