John Redwood at Party Conference

The Freedom Association/Selsdon Group Fringe Meeting

Tuesday the 30th September, 10.00pm – Freedom from High Taxes

The Selsdon Group, in partnership with The Freedom Association, presents the Rt Hon John Redwood MP, chairman, Economic Competitiveness Policy Group, and Matthew Elliott, chief executive, TaxPayers’ Alliance. Chaired by Michael Fallon MP, the senior Conservative member of the Treasury Select Committee and Chairman of the Treasury Sub-Committee.

TPA/Global Vision Fringe Meeting

On Tuesday 30th September from 5.45pm to 7pm, the TPA will be hosting a fringe event with Global Vision entitled “What next for Britain and Europe?” with a great line-up of speakers. Here are the details:

Date/Time: 5.45-7.00pm, Tuesday, 30th September 2008
Location: Hall 10B of the ICC, not far from the Conference hall.

The speakers for the event include:

Chair: Andrew Allum, TPA Chairman
Panel: Martin Boon, Director of ICM Research
Martin Howe QC, constitutional lawyer
Ruth Lea, Director of Global Vision
Iain Martin, Head of Comment at the Daily Telegraph

So why not come and have some complimentary drinks, meet and talk to the Global Vision and the TaxPayers’ Alliance staff and put your questions to the leading commentators on Britain’s future relationship with the European Union!

– PLUS meet Ruth Lea, John Redwood and the TPA Team


  1. Tony Makara
    September 26, 2008

    John, any chance you can raise the theme of ending taxation for the lowest earners? Once those in modest pay are in a position to keep their wages, there will no longer be a need for the politically motivated tax-credits that make people and voters dependent on the state for a top-up.

    1. mikestallard
      September 27, 2008

      And – above all, you could leave the dole without paying 100% on your success!

  2. mikestallard
    September 26, 2008

    I am afraid I cannot be there – but very good luck for the week!

  3. Derek W. Buxton
    September 27, 2008

    "Britain and Europe", pedantic probably but do you mean Europe or the EU. I do wish that all would use the correct terminology, Europe is the continent of, once, Nation states, the EU is a political construct to put power over us all in the hands of fraudsters, unelected and unaccountable. In short the worst kind of government imaginable aided and abetted by our own politicians. A correction to the system is needed, not more ogf the same.

  4. figurewizard
    September 27, 2008

    May I put in a plea for consideration for small business taxation at the Selsdon Fringe Group meeting. Thanks to successive Brown budgets, it is now perfectly possible that a small company can be paying as much as 1110% more in corporation tax next year than would have been the case in 2005. Over the last few years small businesses in the likes of China and India, many of which were no more than one man bands at the outset, have grown to be powerful corporations in their own right. Their exports have been the engines that have driven there countries' economic miracles, whereas here Gordon Brown has often chosen to turn to the equivalent when the barrel needed to scraped, destroying their cashflow and their ability to survive in the process, let alone compete.

  5. Julia
    October 29, 2008

    I heard lots of great things about the conference. Was not able to make it.

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