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Sunday
Jul142019

Forest's 40th anniversary dinner - presentations and speeches

If you have a spare moment here are the presentations and speeches from Forest’s 40th anniversary dinner last month.

The full video, which includes my opening address, can also be viewed on YouTube here.

If you don’t have the time (or the inclination!) to watch the whole thing we have edited the film into a series of short videos.

They include the toast given by Dr Madsen Pirie, president of the Adam Smith Institute, plus presentations to Brian Monteith, the former Forest spokesman and MSP who is now a member of the European parliament, and TV chef and restaurateur Antony Worrall Thompson.

You can also watch our principal speakers, Mark Littlewood, director-general of the Institute of Economic Affairs, and Claire Fox, director of the Academy of Ideas and MEP for the Brexit party.

To watch on YouTube click on the title of each video below.


Dr Madsen Pirie: "[George] Orwell celebrated freedom, as we do tonight. He reminds us that the quality of life is not measured in years, it's measured in achievement and enjoyment."


Brian Monteith: “Forest has been an inspiration because it has not just thought of itself, as many single issue campaigns do, it has thought of the broader picture.”


Antony Worrall Thompson: “I want you all to know that whatever our next campaign is going to be I’ll be behind it because it’s all about freedom of choice.”


Mark Littlewood: “It may feel like 40 years of hurt but that never stopped me dreaming. Freedom is coming home.”


Claire Fox: “Whether you’re a smoker or a non-smoker, whether you’re Remain or Leave, these things are about how we view a free society.”

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