Articles by: Emily Barley

Foreign Affairs

Will the world tolerate another genocide?

In general Conservatives for Liberty is ordinarily non-interventionist in its foreign policy. But today I call on Western governments to do what they can save these people. As Islamic jihadists ISIS advance across Syria and Iraq, around 40,000 Yazidis – adherents of an ancient Middle Eastern religion – are trapped […]

by × August 7, 2014 ×

Events

CfL joins forces with Forest at #CPC14

CfL joins forces with Forest at #CPC14

Update: James Delingpole, journalist and blogger, will be speaking at this event. Today we’re pleased to announce a joint event with Forest, the smokers’ group, at this year’s Conservative Party conference. ‘The Liberty Lounge: Stand Up For Freedom’ will take place on Sunday 28th September at 9:30pm in the Hyatt […]

by × July 23, 2014 ×

News

The NHS is sick: Workers take 13.8 days
sick leave each year

Today we released our research on sick leave in English NHS hospitals. The findings make for sore reading: on average, hospital workers take 13.8 days off sick per year – against a 4.4 national average. Even at the best Trust staff took more than 8 days off sick per year. […]

by × July 17, 2014 ×

Health & Environment, Press Cuttings

Press release: Average NHS hospital worker in England takes 13.8 days off sick per year – and in some hospitals more than 19

Press release: Average NHS hospital worker
in England takes 13.8 days off sick per year
– and in some hospitals more than 19

​Research by Conservatives for Liberty, a free market campaign group, has found that the average NHS hospital worker in England took a shocking 13.8 days off sick in 2013-14. This compares to a national average of 4.4 days per year (ONS). The worst offenders are (days per worker per year): […]

by × July 17, 2014 ×

Conservatism, Liberty

Fighting for freedom: Where next for the Conservative Party

Fighting for freedom:
Where next for the Conservative Party

Yesterday a group of CfLers joined the Centre for Policy Studies’ 40th birthday celebrations at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty. The conference brought together notable conservatives and libertarians from the UK and further afield, including our own President Daniel Hannan MEP. Some of us take it for granted that […]

by × June 19, 2014 ×

News

CfL is recruiting: Join our committee

CfL is recruiting: Join our committee

Conservatives for Liberty is recruiting a new committee. Members of the committee will each have distinct responsibilities, but will be expected to work together, assist with other areas and help to develop the organisation’s strategy. All roles are voluntary and unpaid, working from home with no specific working hours. If […]

by × June 5, 2014 ×

Events

Backbencher of the Year Charlotte Leslie MP

Backbencher of the Year Charlotte Leslie MP

Conservatives for Liberty hosts a talk by 2013 Backbencher of the Year – and 2011 Sexiest MP – Charlotte Leslie MP. There’s very little Charlotte hasn’t done, from competitive swimming, lifeguarding (with that famous ‘Baywatch’ photo), boxing, gym instructing, pulling pints, working on TV shows, writing for Policy Exchange, making […]

by × June 5, 2014 ×

Events

Europe, liberty and the Conservative Party with Syed Kamall

Europe, liberty and the Conservative Party with Syed Kamall

17th April 2014, 6:30pm. Join Conservatives for Liberty and Syed Kamall MEP to discuss a variety of issues around Europe, liberty and the future of the Conservative Party. There will be an opportunity to ask questions on these and related important issues. Syed was born and raised in London, has […]

by × April 3, 2014 ×

Health & Environment

Matt Ridley talks e-cigs on Newsnight

Matt Ridley talks e-cigs on Newsnight

By Emily Barley Matt Ridley, journalist and Conservative Peer (and friend of Conservatives for Liberty) appeared on yesterday’s Newsnight, arguing against the regulation of e-cigarettes. His argument was very clear: e-cigarettes are of minimal harm and are helping people to quit smoking. “All the evidence suggests it’s now the top […]

by × March 5, 2014 ×