Britain’s First Ever Youth Leader’s Debate

Youth-Leader-DebatesWith the world in a constant and face paced rate of change, politics too has naturally undergone some rapid changes.

With this backdrop, Shout Out UK are launching Britain’s First Ever Youth Leader’s Debate, which will see the youth wings of the five major political parties.

The Debate: The debate will loosely emulate the television debates that occurred in 2010. The topics and questions will be sourced from social media via the #YLDebate, so get involved!

Participants: 

  1. Conservative Future – Youth wing of the Conservative Party
  2. Liberal Youth – The Youth wing of the Liberal Democrats Party
  3. UK Independence – The Youth wing of the UK Independence Party
  4. Young Greens – The Youth wing of the Green Party
  5. Young Labour – The Youth wing of the Labour Party

How to get involved and stay in touch:

  1. The Facebook Event Can Be Found HERE
  2. Join The Discussion: #YLDebate

YBF head to DC for CPAC

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YBF does CPAC.This year, the Young Britons’ Foundation will be heading out to DC to CPAC.

CPAC is the annual gathering of the conservative movement. It is attended by 10,000 activists from throughout the United States and, increasingly, from around the world. Half of those attending are students. The conference itself is a thorough exploration of contemporary political issues, while the exhibition numbering some 250 exhibitors that comprise the conservative movement is extraordinarily impressive. During any election year, CPAC is particularly fascinating as speakers will include those seeking the presidential nomination.

YBF has had a presence at every CPAC since 2003 and was inspired to be created by a visit by its founders in 2001. As this year’s CPAC approaches check out the complete list ofcurrently announced CPAC participants in artist Jennifer Rolfsness’ adaptation of the Avengers poster.

See more at: http://conservative.org/road-to-cpac/current-list-cpac-participants/#sthash.AN5XZcDQ.dpuf

Soundbytes: Friday 30th January

Soundbytes:

On this day: 

Churchill’s coffin is carried up the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, 50 years ago today

Daily Reaganite: 

“In an atmosphere of liberty, artists and patrons are free to think the unthinkable and create the audacious; they are free to make both horrendous mistakes and glorious celebrations.”

Soundbytes: Thursday 29th January

Soundbytes:

On this day: 

Thomas Bodley, founder of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries died  in 1613.

Daily Thatcherite: 

“We are all unequal. No one, thank heavens, is like anyone else, however much the Socialists may pretend otherwise.”

 

Soundbytes: Wednesday 28th January

Soundbytes:

Iain Dale’s election predictions: the Greens will be stuck on 1 MP after May

Too many ‘useless and ineffective’ CCTV cameras in Britain, says surveillance commissioner

Deepak Lal: The religious eco-fundamentalists

On this day:

OnThisDay in 1986, the Challenger exploded, killing all crew members. #RIP

Daily Reaganite:

“A people free to choose will always choose peace.”

Al Murray would be a better Prime Minister than Ed Miliband

Poll of more than 2,000 people reveals the pub landlord would make a better Prime Minister than most of our party leaders

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One in four people believe Al Murray would make a better Prime Minister than any of the other party leaders.

The UK public are growing more and more sceptical of Ed Miliband’s ability to lead a country after a poll of more than 2,000 people revealed they thought Al Murray would make a better Prime Minister.

Asked ‘Who would make the best Prime Minister?’ 28.7% opted for David Cameron, 26.3% for Al Murray, 14.9% for Ed Miliband, 12.4% for Nigel Farage, 10.5% for Natalie Bennett and 7.2% for Nick Clegg, in a poll carried out by Hotwire.

It doesn’t make pretty reading for Clegg or Miliband, who scooped just 7.2% and 14.9% respectively.

The survey was conducted by Hotwire using Google Consumer Surveys to poll 2,162 people from across the United Kingdom. 

 

Soundbytes: Monday 26th January

Soundbytes: 

On this day:

On this day in 1926 John Logie Baird gave the world’s first public demonstration of true television.

Daily Thatcherite: 

“I applaud strong government, but not overweening government sustained by cronies, ciphers and a personality cult.”

Soundbytes: Friday 23rd January

Soundbytes:

On this day:

On this day in 1943 Montgomery’s 8th Army captures Tripoli.

Daily Reaganite:

“How do you tell a Communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”

RIP Christina Annesley

10155205_10152441098864388_8342579022698095079_nI am sorry to inform supporters of the Young Britons’ Foundation that Christina Annesley has died while on holiday.

Christina attended a number of YBF conferences having already achieved a level of notoriety for her strong libertarian views while at Leeds University. Christina was a wonderful girl of strong libertarian principles, who made great waves amongst all of us who were lucky enough to know her.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this tragic time. RIP

Soundbytes: Thursday 22nd January

Soundbytes:

On this day: 

Queen Victoria, the longest reigning monarch in British history, ruling for over 63 years, died on this day in 1901

Dail Reaganite: 

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”