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Forest at the Conservative party conference

Wed 5th October, 2011

Forest hosted two well-attended events at the 2011 Conservative party conference in Manchester.

Stand Up For Liberty! at The Comedy Store featured three stand-up comedians – Justin Moorhouse, Ian Stone and Canadian Tom Stade – and was described by one member of the audience as "By a very substantial margin, the best fringe event of the last 10 years. Many thanks. The Speak-Easy in Bournemouth [another Forest event] was good but this was in a totally different league, staggeringly good!".

The previous day, in the Freedom Zone at the Bridgewater Hall, Forest hosted a panel discussion 'Civil Liberties Up In Smoke: what are smokers' rights in a free society?'. Chaired by Mark Littlewood (Institute of Economic Affairs), the event featured Dan Hamilton (former director, Big Brother Watch), Chris Snowdon (author, Velvet Glove Iron Fist), Peter Hitchens (Mail on Sunday) and Simon Clark (director, Forest).

See also: Taking Liberties (6 October 2011)

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