Saturday 17 October 2015

Forgive Us Our Trespasses #LeaveUsAlone

Conservatives for Liberty - a collection of free-minded souls who describe themselves as "an independent libertarian, free market and socially liberal campaign group" - are holding an event next month which I think many who read here will be very interested in.

Here is the pitch from back in August.
I’m delighted to say that, in response to the growing attempts to tell people what they can and cannot smoke, vape, drink and eat, that Conservatives for Liberty will be holding a lobby evening of parliament called Forgive us our Trespasses: The moral case for choice and responsibility. It takes place on Wednesday, November 25, from 6.30pm 6:15pm to 8.30pm, and for those who attend, you will have the chance to hear from seven MPs and peers, outlining their belief in individual choice.  
The lobby will firmly defend the principle of freedom of choice which, as a Conservative who believes very strongly in liberty, I believe leads to the greatest prosperity for all. The lobby will defend freedom of choice by arguing that adults should be free to weigh pleasure and risk and decide for themselves when it comes to products such as cigarettes, e-cigarettes, alcohol, and fatty or sugary foods.
Looks right up our street, does it not?

I tweeted this at the time and have been eager to find out more. A Facebook group has since been set up which alters the start time but reinforces the original message and gives further details.
If you want to attend, you will need to RSVP by emailing This event will be held in parliament, and the details of the Committee Room will be sent to people who sign up. We have a limited capacity, so you are encouraged to RSVP soon.  
In the spirit of freedom of choice, and in true Conservatives for Liberty style, there will be drinks after the event in a nearby pub.
What's not to like?

Yes, in there!
I shall be there, of course, and hope many of you will be too. An evening - in the belly of Westminster itself - hearing MPs and peers actually talking about lifestyle freedoms and why they should be defended is surely not to be missed.

I'd advise getting in quick though, because Committee Rooms ain't that big. If it isn't quite your bag but you can make it to London a bit later, come along after anyway and we'll share a sherbert or two. See you there.

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