Freedom Matters holds a panel discussion at Conservative Party Conference
Paul 'Guido Fawkes' Staines, Matthew Elliot and CBE Don Porter to attend Freedom Matter's panel discussion in Birmingham
If you're anything like me, your morning routine involves falling out of bed into the shower, pulling on some clothes, sticking the kettle on for a restorative tea - and turning on the internet to plug into the world...
It's become trite to comment that the internet has changed our lives in ways we've never imagined, although of course in many areas, mainly journalism, entertainment and commerce this is true. Yet politics has so far remained relatively untouched. The comments on the doorstop are the same: a cynical 'no matter who you vote for, the government gets in.' But for how much longer?
Freedom Matters has been set up with the explicit purpose of setting out to answer this question. We believe that the internet revolution is on the cusp of hitting politics and hitting it hard. Parties and candidates that don't see it coming will wonder what just happened as they're wiped out in the polls.
And tomorrow at Conservative Conference, we'll be kicking off the Freedom Zone with a panel discussion of this very question. Featuring Paul 'Guido Fawkes' Staines, Matthew Elliott and Don Porter CBE on the stage, we aim to emulate the net and encourage discussion and debate so if you're in Birmingham come along and have your say: Freedom Matters at the Freedom Zone, 9.45am, Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham B1 2NP.
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