My tuppenceworth – A Free Speech event, Wednesday 17th July

My tuppenceworth is back, on Wednesday 17th July upstairs at Whispers 5 High St, Purley.

You are the star!

This is your opportunity to speak to those assembled on an issue that really matters to you and give your tuppenceworth. Each speaker will have up to 5 minutes to speak about an issue dear to their heart, followed by a short Q&A.

We ask all speeches are non-partisan and remind you the laws of slander still apply!

Come prepared or do off the cuff, this is your opportunity to exercise some free speech.

If you do have notes, we can publish to increase the reach of your ideas as we have in previous years.

If you would like to speak, please let us know by emailing [email protected].

Join us Upstairs, Whispers, 5 High St, Purley CR8 2AF on Wednesday 17th July, from 7pm.

Held as part of our regular #ThirdWednesday drinks, we hold these in association with Dick Delingpole’s #ThirdWednesday Libertarian drinks club, and POLITICS in PUBS a group of people from across the political spectrum who value the freedom to question and to speak openly.

You can also find this as a Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/807716394294269/

Selling Economic Freedom: Conversation with Matthew Lesh, of the Institute of Economic Affairs

We choose from thousands of products in a supermarket or online, and often own multiple electronic consumer goods.  It’s not uncommon for people to catch multiple flights a year, chosen from many competing airlines.  Free markets are everywhere and have transformed our lives.  Yet many have never been more cynical about what they deliver, or keener to have the government interfere in their function.

Join us on Wednesday 19th June for our drinks and conversation with Matthew Lesh the Director of Public Policy and Communications at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).

Founded in 1955 the IEA is an educational charity and free market think tank.  Their mission is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society.  Matthew is a columnist for CityAM, and a regular writer for publications such as The Times, The Telegraph and The Spectator. He is also a Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute and Institute of Public Affairs.  You can find Matthew on X/Twitter and see more at his website.

For drinks, a conversation and Q&A about Matthew, the IEA, and how we sell economic freedom, come along Wednesday 19th June at 7pm

This is part of our #ThirdWednesday drinks and events, we hold these in association with Dick Delingpole’s #ThirdWednesday Libertarian drinks club, and POLITICS in PUBS a group of people from across the political spectrum who value the freedom to question and to speak openly.

Join us Upstairs, Whispers5 High St, Purley CR8 2AF on Wednesday 19th June, from 7pm.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/435050669254393/

Conversation with Elizabeth Cooper, Reform UK candidate for Carshalton and Wallington

Join us on Wednesday 15th May for our drinks and conversation with Elizabeth Cooper, Reform UK candidate for Carshalton and Wallington.

Reform UK are consistently third in polling for the next General Election, they are also in the midst of announcing candidates for our area.  The newly announced candidate for Carshalton and Wallington is Elizabeth Cooper who will be joining us in May for an interview, Q&A and drinks.

Come along Wednesday 15th May at 7pm to join in.

This is part of our #ThirdWednesday drinks and events, we hold these in association with Dick Delingpole’s #ThirdWednesday Libertarian drinks club, and POLITICS in PUBS a group of people from across the political spectrum who value the freedom to question and to speak openly.

Join us Upstairs, Whispers5 High St, Purley CR8 2AF on Wednesday 15th May, from 7pm.

Facebook: https://fb.me/e/3RuK5fG6Q

April Discussion: Is it time for England to dissolve the union?

++ Update 25/Apr – You can read a write up of our event at https://politicsinpubs.org.uk/purley-is-it-time-for-england-to-dissolve-the-union/ ++

Join us on Wednesday 17th April for our drinks and discussion on the topic: Is it time for England to dissolve the union?

St Patrick’s Day is a Bank Holiday in Northern Ireland, St Andrew’s Day is a Bank Holiday in Scotland, with the overlooked St George’s Day rapidly approaching we ask: Is it time for England to dissolve the union?

The Barnet formula ensures public spending is higher in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland than England.  The SNP are in power in Scotland, Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland, and the new Welsh First Minster in his acceptance speech talked of “unprecedented hostility towards democratic Welsh devolution from a UK government determined to undermine, frustrate and bypass the Welsh government and this Senedd…. As well as leaving Wales with less say over less money, it is deeply corrosive, wasteful, and undemocratic.”

The UK has been the most successful democratic union of nations in world history.  It is responsible for the Industrial Revolution and defending Europe from tyranny.  For all the problems of the world’s largest ever Empire, it heads the Commonwealth of Nations.

The Union has majority support in the United Kingdom, but devolution has dissolved the strength of support.  Approaching the 23rd April, we invoke the Spirit of St George and ask: Is it time for England to dissolve the union?

What do you think?  Come along Wednesday 17th April at 7pm for our discussion.

We want your input come along with your ideas and thoughts. 

This is part of our #ThirdWednesday drinks and events, we hold these in association with Dick Delingpole’s #ThirdWednesday Libertarian drinks club, and POLITICS in PUBS a group of people from across the political spectrum who value the freedom to question and to speak openly.

Join us Upstairs, Whispers5 High St, Purley CR8 2AF on Wednesday 17th April, from 7pm.

Facebook: https://fb.me/e/3xnF6ug19

Is you would like to establish a National Holiday on St. George’s Day please sign the Petition · Establish a National Holiday on St. George’s Day – United Kingdom · Change.org

Main picture includes images from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Union_Jack_Flag_MOD_45153521.jpga and https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag-map_of_the_United_Kingdom_%28subdivisions%29.svg.

Why Free Speech Matters – Interview and Q&A with Dr Jan Macvarish of the Free Speech Union. 

Join us for a live interview and Q&A with Dr Jan Macvarish of the Free Speech Union on Wednesday 20th March at 7pm.

Dr Macvarish is a researcher, writer and lecturer, and sociologist with a strong interest in family life.  She has conducted research into contemporary single living, teenage pregnancy, and parenthood.  She also stands for freedom of speech, freedom of thought, the reinvigoration of public life and protection of private life and is the Education and Events Director of the Free Speech Union.

You can follow her on Twitter and find out more at https://janmacvarish.wordpress.com/.

The Free Speech Union is a non-partisan, mass membership public interest body that stands up for the speech rights of its members and campaigns for free speech more widely.  Find out more at https://freespeechunion.org/.

Venue:
Upstairs, Whispers,
5 High St,
Purley
CR8 2AF

Part of our #ThirdWednesday drinks and events, we hold these in association with Dick Delingpole’s #ThirdWednesday Libertarian drinks club, and POLITICS in PUBS a group of people from across the political spectrum who value the freedom to question and to speak openly.

Join us Upstairs, Whispers, 5 High St, Purley CR8 2AF on Wednesday 20th March, from 7pm.

Facebook: https://fb.me/e/gvGwILs82

You can also find details at Why does free speech matter? – POLITICS in PUBS

February Discussion: “Is it time to reintroduce National Service”

Join us on Wednesday 21st February for our drinks and discussion on the topic: “Is it time to reintroduce National Service”.

Gen Sir Patrick Sanders, the head of the British Army, has said people must be prepared to support the armed forces by participating in a war if called upon to do so.

General Sir Richard Sherriff, ex-deputy supreme allied commander of NATO says It’s time to ‘think the unthinkable’ and consider introducing conscription.

Grant Shapps the Secretary of State for Defence said the world is “moving from a post-war to pre-war world” and urged for the UK to ensure its “entire defence ecosystem is ready” to defend its homeland, but Minister of State for the Armed Forces, James Heappey said of conscription “Nobody has ever mentioned it, nobody is even thinking about it. CGS didn’t say it. It is all nonsense.”

We also hear the Royal Navy can’t get enough sailors for our ships.

What do you think?  Is it time to reintroduce National Service?  Come along Wednesday 21st February at 7pm for our discussion.

We want your input come along with your ideas and thoughts. 

This is part of our #ThirdWednesday drinks and events, we hold these in association with Dick Delingpole’s #ThirdWednesday Libertarian drinks club, and POLITICS in PUBS a group of people from across the political spectrum who value the freedom to question and to speak openly.

Join us Upstairs, Whispers, 5 High St, Purley CR8 2AF on Wednesday 21st February, from 7pm.

Facebook: https://fb.me/e/61ijUDZXf

You can read a write up of our event at Is it time to reintroduce National Service? – POLITICS in PUBS

Interview and Q&A with Tony Brown Libertarian Party Candidate for Mayor of London – 17th January

Join us for a live interview and Q&A with Tony Brown Libertarian Party Candidate for Mayor of London on Wednesday 17th January at 7pm.

The Libertarian Party advocate for individual rights, non-interventionism, laissez-faire capitalism, and the constraint of government size and influence.

Venue:

Upstairs, Whispers,
5 High St,
Purley
CR8 2AF

Part of our #ThirdWednesday drinks and events, we hold these in association with Dick Delingpole’s #ThirdWednesday Libertarian drinks club, and POLITICS in PUBS a group of people from across the political spectrum who value the freedom to question and to speak openly.

Join us Upstairs, Whispers, 5 High St, Purley CR8 2AF on Wednesday 17th January, from 7pm.

Facebook: https://fb.me/e/46c6Xvc9C

ThirdWednesday drinks – Wednesday 20th December

Come and meet-up with likeminded freedom lovers, at our Christmas #ThirdWednesday drinks at Whispers, 5 High St, Purley CR8 2AF, from 7pm.

Held as part of our regular #ThirdWednesday drinks, we hold these in association with Dick Delingpole’s #ThirdWednesday Libertarian drinks club, and POLITICS in PUBS a group of people from across the political spectrum who value the freedom to question and to speak openly.

It the spirt of Christmas we have a prize book to give away to one lucky attendee of Christmas drinks.  To spread the news of freedom to the next generation we are giving away a copy of the book ‘Johnny Profit: Bedtime stories about Capitalism’.  The book “bucks convention and takes the labels of guilt and greed out of honest profit making. It shows kids the value of mutually beneficial exchange and the pursuit of wealth.”  One name will be drawn at random on the night, to use this as a possible gift for the upcoming celebration.

Join us at Whispers, 5 High St, Purley CR8 2AF on Wednesday 20th December, from 7pm.

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My tuppenceworth – A Free Speech event, Wednesday 15th November

My tuppenceworth is back, on Wednesday 15th November upstairs at Whispers 5 High St, Purley.

Held as part of our regular #ThirdWednesday drinks, we hold these in association with Dick Delingpole’s #ThirdWednesday Libertarian drinks club, and POLITICS in PUBS a group of people from across the political spectrum who value the freedom to question and to speak openly.

You are the star!

This is your opportunity to speak to those assembled on an issue that really matters to you and give your tuppenceworth. Each speaker will have up to 5 minutes to speak about an issue dear to their heart, followed by a short Q&A.

We ask all speeches are non-partisan and remind you the laws of slander still apply!

Come prepared or do off the cuff, this is your opportunity to exercise some free speech.

If you do have notes, we can publish to increase the reach of your ideas as we have done for our events in 2022 and 2019.

If you would like to speak, please let us know by emailing [email protected].

Join us Upstairs, Whispers, 5 High St, Purley CR8 2AF on Wednesday 15th November, from 7pm.

You can also find this as a Facebook event at https://fb.me/e/1FpY4zTjG

Interview and Q&A with Howard Cox Reform UK Candidate for Mayor of London – 18th October

Join us for an interview and Q&A with Howard Cox Reform UK Candidate for Mayor of London on Wednesday 18th October at 7pm.

Venue:

Upstairs, Whispers,
5 High St,
Purley
CR8 2AF

Part of our #ThirdWednesday drinks and events, we hold these in association with Dick Delingpole’s #ThirdWednesday Libertarian drinks club, and POLITICS in PUBS a group of people from across the political spectrum who value the freedom to question and to speak openly.

Join us Upstairs, Whispers, 5 High St, Purley CR8 2AF on Wednesday 18th October, from 7pm. Space in the room will be first come first served.

Facebook: https://fb.me/e/5F0PxTyIK