John Whittingdale at the TNG


It was another successful Next Generation event held at the Barley Mow on Horseferry Road in Westminster. The special guest was John Whittingdale OBE MP, who is Chairman of the Select Committee for Culture Media and Sports. Mr Whittingdale spoke of how in his youth he had attended an Independent Seminar on the Open Society and had his eyes opened to the ideas of a free society. He especially remembered the speech given by Dr Robert Lefever on why there wasn’t a need for a nationalized health care system! He also illuminated the Next Generation members assembled as to his views on his remit, and how he’d been branded a ‘socialist’ due to his desire to see the BBC retained, despite wanting to see the TV licence abolished.

The next TNG is taking place on Tuesday 4th November. We are hoping to have a speaker along who may know something or other about that ‘other’ event taking place the same day! See you all then.