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The Freedom Association is a right-wing British pressure group. In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ...

Founded as the National Association for Freedom in 1975, it became the Freedom Association (TFA) in 1980. It produces a regular publication, Freedom Today. 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...

At one time the FA held considerable influence, boasting a membership of up to 20,000 in the 1970s. Today it is waning, with an estimated 7,000 members in branches across the country. This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ...

The group's president was for many years Norris McWhirter. The former Conservative MP Christopher Gill is the chairman, while former Conservative MP Teresa Gorman is the director. Norris Dewar McWhirter, CBE (August 12, 1925 - April 19, 2004) was a writer, right wing political activist and television presenter. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Christopher Gill (born October 28, United Kingdom. ... Teresa Gorman (born 1931) is a British politician, and was Conservative Member of Parliament for Billericay, in the county of Essex in England until 2001 when she stood down. ...

Professor Antony Flew, the philosopher, serves on the FA's management committee. Its council members include John Bercow MP, Sir Rhodes Boyson and Gerald Howarth MP. Professor Antony Garrard Newton Flew (born February 11, 1923) is a British philosopher, known as a supporter of libertarianism and supporter of atheism. ... John Simon Bercow (born January 19, 1963), son of a Jewish mini-cab driver from the East End of London, is a politician, and Conservative Member of Parliament for Buckingham. ... The Right Honourable Sir Rhodes Boyson is an author and politician in the United Kingdom, and former Conservative member of Parliament for Brent North. ... James Gerald Douglas Howarth (born 12 September 1947, Hurley, Berkshire) is a British politician in the Conservative Party. ...

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Freedom of association is a term popular in libertarian literature.
The libertarian concept of freedom of association is often rebuked from a moral/ethical context.
The freedom of association is recognized as a fundamental human right by a number of human rights documents, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labor Standards #87 and #98 -- two of the eight fundamental, core international labor standards.
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