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F2C AGM 5th December 2015

Freedom2Choose’s AGM will be held on Saturday 5 December at the Pavilion End Pub, Watling Street, London, EC4M 9BR. It’s the same venue as last year. The formal members’ meeting starts at 2.00pm and will be very short, maybe 10-15 … Continue reading

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Nightlife Keeps Closing its Doors to More

Following on from my last article (Nightlife Burning Out) nine months have gone by. But nothing seems to have changed for the better concerning the nightlife industry with still ever more bars and nightclubs going out of business. Historically this … Continue reading

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Charity Funding Petition

Now and again something crops up that normally would be outside of the remit of Freedom2Choose, in this case it is the Kids Company scandal. Most smokers have children and contrary to the belief of ASH and the Department of … Continue reading

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Colin Grainger 1962 – 2015

I am sad to report that Colin Grainger has passed away. One can only begin to imagine the pain his family and friends are feeling. Colin was a former Chairman of Freedom2Choose, soon after our inception in 2007. Tributes have … Continue reading

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Adopting Idiocy

Dad and me, 1949 When I was only four weeks old they took me from my mother and gave me to strangers. I didn’t see her again for over twenty years. This was a perfectly normal event in England. It … Continue reading

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Of Puppies and Politicians

Of Puppies and Politicians The time has come to talk of Puppies and Politicians: ASH whistle and they come, wide eyed and tails wagging, their only desire to please their masters. They are the politicians, those whom we elect to … Continue reading

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HMRC want to ban ALL Tobacco Leaf for everyone

Except for Big Tobacco A quick post to draw attention to the Government’s consultation on raw tobacco. Responses to the consultation have to be in by 30th Jan 2015! Nothing2Declare have written about it here: http://nothing-2-declare.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/hmrc-want-to-ban-all-tobacco-leaf.html And have also given … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: a New Year Review

After four years of David Cameron’s Coalition Government with the Liberal Democrats, one could be forgiven for thinking that the Labour Party has never been away. Certainly, its spirit of the nanny state has lingered far into Cameron’s term of … Continue reading

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Nightlife Burning Out

Former Croydon bar infamous for its fingerprinting policy Most people are aware of the ongoing dramatic rate of pub closures but if you assume this is due to a new generation switching over to late night bars and nightclubs, you’d … Continue reading

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Calling On All Politicians

Freedom 2 Choose is strictly non-party political and our members’ political allegiances cover a wide spectrum (including the well-known Apathy Party). However, we have very recently had sight of a political manifesto that goes some way towards meeting our aim … Continue reading

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