The inaugural Freedom Festival

On Saturday, 25 March 2023 the Margaret Thatcher Centre, in conjunction with The Freedom Association and the University of Buckingham, held its inaugural Freedom Festival.  Through a series of keynote addresses, panel discussions and armchair-style interviews, the one-day conference explored issues relating to freedom of expression, cancel culture and the role of the rule of law and natural justice in modern society.

Among those who spoke were prominent MPs, Peers, academics, lawyers and journalists.  These included:

  • Lord Hannan of Kingsclere
  • Conor Burns MP
  • Steve Baker MP
  • Greg Smith MP
  • Mark Littlewood, The Institute of Economic Affairs
  • Toby Young, The Free Speech Union
  • Iain Dale, Broadcaster, Podcaster, Author & Publisher
  • Tom Harwood, GB News
  • James Heale, The Spectator
  • Paul Staines, Guido Fawkes
  • Andrew Allison, The Freedom Association
  • David Campbell Bannerman, The Conservative Democratic Organisation
  • Grant Tucker, Broadcaster & Journalist
  • Mahyar Tousi, Podcaster

Steve Bakers controversial speech made the Spectator. The conference concluded with a dinner where the Home Secretary, Suella Braverman KC MP was in attendance and gave a speech on her views of Freedom.  An excellent event with photos below.  Well worth looking out for next year.  It’s also worth considering joining The Freedom Association to keep up to date on these important issues and events.

Podcast Episode 68 – Andrew Allison: Ukraine Invasion, Croydon Council’s Woes & The Freedom Association

We are joined by Andrew Allison, the Chief Executive of The Freedom Association, as we discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the latest financial woes at Croydon Council. We then chat with Andrew about his background and the great work of The Freedom Association.

Find out more about The Freedom Association at Andrew tweets at @Andrew_Allison.



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