News and Media Appearances

For media enquiries, please contact Josie Appleton (josie.appleton@manifestoclub.com or 0779 1032740).

Josie Appleton discussed CRB checks on Radio Five Live, and local radios including BBC Cambridgeshire, 17 October

Police 'are too busy with CRB checks to track sex offenders', Daily Mail, 17 October

Josie Appleton discussed bans on smoking in parks on LBC Radio, on 15 October

Cambridge gets new weapon in fight against antisocial behaviour - but fears PSPOs create "grey areas", Cambridge News, 8 October

Artists must have the right to shock, Manick Govinda, spiked, 25 September

Schools censor children’s achievements due to 'irrational fears' over paedophiles, Daily Telegraph, 24 September

Photographic ID card now needed to buy hair bleach under European anti-terror laws, Mail on Sunday, 21 September

Parents could be banned from parking outside Gloucestershire schools, Gloucester Citizen, 10 September

An end to boozy parties?, The Blackpool Gazette, 10 September

Poll: Should councils be able to punish parents for parking outside schools, Express and Star, 6 September

The bossy station announcer I'd like to throttle and the madness of letting jobsworths hand out fines, Tom Utley, Daily Mail, 5 September

New powers mean parents could be fined £100 for parking near schools, Daily Mirror, 4 September

Now drivers face £100 fine if they park too near to a school, Daily Mail, 4 September

Parents could be banned from parking near their children's school, claims think tank, Bristol Post, 4 September

Josie Appleton discussed PSPOs on BBC radios Huddersfield and West Midlands, 4 September

Clydebank grandad receives litter fine after drying bench, Clydebank Post, 3 September

Josie Appleton discussed no-drinking zones on BBC Radio Leicester, 14 July

May the pamphleteers return!, Open Democracy, 4 July

Burqa ban: when legalism trumps liberty, Josie Appleton, spiked, 4 July

Named persons: spies in the family home, Josie Appleton, spiked, 25 June

Josie Appleton discussed fines for messy gardens on BBC Radio Sussex, 16 June

Josie Appleton discussed litter fines on BBC Radio Kent, 10 June

Cultural boycotts won't help the fight for gay rights in Russia, spiked, 5 June

Pleas to free John Wilkinson, the Asbo birdman of Morecambe, Independent, 1 June

Josie Appleton discussed the banning of political demonstrations on BBC Radio Sheffield Breakfast, 16 May

Josie Appleton will be speaking about the regulation of public space, at the Architectural Review summer school, 18 July

Croydon Council Imposes New Dispersal Areas, East London Lines, 3 May

Josie Appleton discussed fines by private companies on BBC Radio Kent, 3 May

Leafleting restrictions and litter: call for evidence, Defra Consultation, 1 May

Woman fined £75 for littering after binning cigarette butt in Conwy, North Wales Pioneer, 24 April

Dog walkers protesting against no-dog zones were on the Jeremy Vine Show, 18 April

Josie Appleton was on the PM Programme talking about dog control orders, 27 March (starts 29mins)

The battle against the dog police, Spectator, 15 March

Keep the streets free for music, spiked, 13 March

A police state is no answer, Claire Fox, Municipal Journal, March

Everyone’s equal in the eyes of the law – unless you are a football fan, New Statesman, 17 February

Support for move to limit protests outside Westminster Abbey, Christian Today, 22 January

Public space - we must defend our freedoms!, 21 January, Ecologist

The end of public space: one law to ban them all, Open Democracy, 20 January

The end of public space: one law to ban them all, 15 January,
Architectural Review

Josie Appleton debated the ASB Bill on BBC Three Counties, 9 January

James Panton debated twitter trolls on Jeremy Vine Show, 8 January

Josie Appleton debated the ASB Bill on Radio 5 Live, 8 January

'Overzealous’ Church vets 58,000 workers in a year, Daily Telegraph, 27 December

The year of anti-protest laws, El Diario (Spanish), 16 December

Josie Appleton debated spitting bans on Radio 5 Live, 9 December

Super-ASBOs will make it super-easy to ban just about anything, Independent, 4 December

Josie Appleton debated bin fines on Radio Leeds, 3 December

Locking artists out of the UK, spiked, 18 November
Councils could be handed power to ban peaceful protests under new bill, Guardian, 16 November

Crime Bill could let councils stamp out protest, freedom activists warn, Localgov.co.uk, 15 November

UK local councils to be given power to ban peaceful protests - report, Russia Today, 15 November

Ramblers 'could face walking ban' under controversial government plans, Daily Telegraph, 15 November

Councils to be given powers to ban peaceful protests that might disturb local residents, Independent, 15 November

The Manifesto Club's Banned in London map was on the architectural map, Floodplain London

Debating public art, a-n magazine, 4 November

Josie Appleton discussed tougher fines for littering on BBC Radio London, 4 November

Josie Appleton discussed obligatory courses for smokers on Radio Wales, 16 October

The Manifesto Club report on on-spot fines is discussed on Radio 4's 'Unreliable Evidence', 2 October

Up to 40 people a day fined for littering by Croydon Council, Croydon Guardian, 2 October

Josie Appleton discussed spitting bans on the Voice of Russia, 30 September and 1 October

The councils spitting out bad laws, spiked, 26 September

We may as well take people to court for barging into other people or swearing at them, Josie Appleton, Daily Mirror, 25 September

Josie Appleton discussed spitting bans on BBC Radio London, 25 September

Viewpoints: Should full-face veils be banned in some public places?, Dolan Cummings, BBC News, 16 September

Family living arrangements could be stored on chip in children’s passports in EU tug-of-love crackdown, Telegraph, 25 August

Why leafleting is a fundamental freedom, Peter Lloyd, Free Society, 29 July

Illiberalism’s spitting image, Josie Appleton, spiked, 26 July

Spitting: Civil Liberty or Dirty Habit? Eric Pickles Backs Enfield Ban, IBT, 24 July

Opinion: Antisocial behaviour bill set to restrict public protest, Lib Dem Voice, 15 July

Josie Appleton debated CRB checks and child protection on BBC Radio Sheffield and BBC Radio Wales on 25 July

Josie Appleton debated spitting bans on BBC Radio London and BBC Radio Suffolk on 25 July

Debate in the House of Lords on Bill to change leafleting laws, 5 July (starts 11.09)

My Bill to free grassroots arts from draconian leafleting licences, Tim Clement-Jones, Lords of the Blog, 3 July

Josie Appleton discussed litter fines on BBC Radio Kent on 1 July

Government stops "barmy" bin fines, AOL, 21 June

Schools told: vet sports day volunteers to root out abusers, 29 May

Doubling in innocent people branded criminals by Criminal Records Bureau, Telegraph, 21 May

New laws 'open to abuse of power', Belfast Telegraph, 20 May

New laws 'open to abuse of power', Daily Express, 20 May

Homelessness Could Be A Crime Under Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill Warns Think Tank, Huffington Post, 20 May

Is homelessness about to become a crime?, Left Foot Forward, 20 May

New Asbo laws could infringe freedom, think tank warns, Telegraph, 19 May

New laws 'open to abuse of power', Press Association, 19 May

The Queen’s Speech and the blanket bans, spiked, 13 May

Pavement Justice: On-the-spot fines and the Rule of Law, The Justice Gap, 8 May

Cowboy practices are not the way to achieve cleaner streets, LocalGov.co.uk, 7 May

Freedom for history? The case against memory laws, Liberte Pour L'Histoire, 1 May

Don’t make fresh laws — just enforce the ones we have, Dominic Raab, Evening Standard, 15 April

Freedom for history? The case against memory laws, Free Speech Debate, 3 April

Interview with Manick Govinda, Resonance FM, 30 March

A twenty-first century folk devil, spiked, 28 March

Paul Craig Roberts on the loss of liberty, Global Research, 27 March

Like cattle in a kettle, Free Society, 25 March

Councils accused of misusing on-the-spot fines, LocalGov, 14 March

Josie Appleton discussed on-the-spot fines on Daily Politics, 14 March

Public being ‘milked’ by councils that use on-the-spot fines, The Times, 14 March

'Justice on the street' raises £132 million for councils, Daily Express, 14 March

Rise in petty fines ‘treats public like cash cows’, Metro, 14 March

Innocent people 'should not be used as cash cows' by councils, minister warns, Telegraph, 14 March

Massive rise in on-the-spot fines for petty offences, Channel 4 News, 14 March

Council on-the-spot fines exploit residents, Eric Pickles warns, Guardian, 14 March

Councils using their spot fines to milk the public, says Pickles, as the number handed out increases five-fold, Daily Mail, 14 March

An unspoken war on the Common Law, spiked, 11 March

Parents 'treated like felons on remand' by school CRB checks, Daily Telegraph, 24 February

Cough up, sir, you’ve left something nasty in the street, Sunday Times, 17 February

Josie Appleton was on BBC radio London, 13 February, discussing Waltham Forest's ban on spitting

Croydon Council calls in ex-soldiers to fight dog poo and littering, Croydon Guardian, 9 February

Litter squads make millions: Fines soar as councils enlist ex-soldiers to patrol streets, Daily Mail, 29 January

Number of litter fines rises 90-fold in 15 years, Daily Telegraph, 29 January

Josie Appleton discussed on-spot fines on Inside Out (BBC 1), 28 January

Josie Appleton was on BBC Radio London on 28 January, discussing litter fines

Litter fines 'cash cow' for London councils, BBC News, 28 January

The lives blighted by CRB checks, Telegraph, 25 January

Josie Appleton was on BBC Radio Kent on 21 January, discussing litter fines

Lord Clement Jones discussed the leafleting ban campaign, in the House Magazine

Proposed system to detect child abuse could deter parents from seeking treatment, pressure group says, BMJ, 28 December

Database safeguards needed ‘to make sure parents are not unfairly accused’, The Times, 27 December

Why everyday life is tied up in red tape, spiked, 18 December

Flyering, the importance of hand-to-hand inviting, spiked, 6 December

Festival boss calls for change to leaflet laws, This is Leicestershire, 28 November

Eric Pickles warns councils over fag-butt police, This is Kent, 23 November

Shropshire’s litter louts pay £7,500 in fines, Shropshire Star, 21 November

Come to Britain (but only if you're already famous), Art Newspaper (cover story), December 2012

Campaign Against Leafleting Bans – Lord Clement-Jones, Live Music Exchange, 15 November

Flyering is a vital part of grassroots live music promotion, Live Music Exchange, 15 November

Leaflet laws are killing comedy, say campaigners, Daily Telegraph, 14 November

Letter: Change leafleting laws, Daily Telegraph, 14 November

Josie Appleton discussed on-spot fines on BBC London News, 12 November

Josie Appleton discussed on-spot fines on You and Yours, 12 November

Josie Appleton discussed on-spot fines on BBC Radio London, 12 November

The private litter firm dishing out 700 fines a week, Daily Mail, 12 November

More than 73,000 penalties for dropping litter issued last year, Sunday Times, 11 November

Josie Appleton discussed on-spot fines on LBC radio, 11 November

Litter fines earn town halls over £665,000 as 200 people pay a charge every day, Mail on Sunday, 11 November

Police cautions lead to a 100-year criminal record that can wreck prospects of getting a job or going to university, Mail on Sunday, 3 November

Josie Appleton discussed on-spot fines on BBC Radio Teeside, 22 October

The Campaign Against Vetting was on the World Tonight, Radio 4, 22 October

Josie Appleton was on LBC radio, discussing Section 5 and free speech, on 18 October

Licensed leafleting means lost liberties in Britain, Free Speech Debate 17 October

Leafleting bans, Watford Flea, 10 October

'Free speech in sentences', Big Issue (North), 15 October

Josie Appleton was on Russia Today, on 5 October, discussing the 'Banned in London' map

Red tape: blunt scissors, The Economist, 22 September

Thousands hit by bin fines despite Coalition pledges, Daily Telegraph, 14 September

Olympic police state lingers in UK, Press TV, 13 September

Banned in London: The 'hidden' rules which forbid you from walking dogs or standing with a friend, Evening Standard, 12 September

The Legal Activities Banned in London, The Atlantic Cities, 12 September

Croydon has the most police dispersal zones, East London Lines, 12 September

Mapped: London’s Banned Zones, Londonist, 11 September

Banned in London: the capital's 435 prohibition zones mapped, Guardian online, 11 September

How drinking a glass of wine in the park during a family picnic is now a crime, Daily Mail, 11 September

Dog-walking banned in 219 places across London, Daily Telegraph, 11 September

The unfree streets of London, Josie Appleton, spiked, 11 September

‘Freedom is not delivered, but won’, interview with Josie Appleton, spiked, 11 July

'Fines by civilian' appear on CRB checks, Public Service, 10 July

Ministers rule out rethink on ancient leafleting rights, BBC, 9 July

Civilian officials 'given further crime powers', Daily Telegraph, 9 July

Jacqui's 'civilian snoopers given yet MORE power': Warning as 'busybody' numbers surge, Daily Mail, 9 July

Give us back ancient leafleting rights, says Lib Dem peer, BBC News, 4 July

Why do schools really stop parents taking photographs of their children?, Guardian, 23 June

London's 'Capital clean-up', Open Democracy, 13 June

Josie Appleton discussed litter fines on BBC Radio Kent, 8 June

What makes a successful campaign?, AIR News, June

Don’t turn London into a ghost town, Sarah Boyes, spiked, 7 June

Josie Appleton discussed police powers for private security guards on BBC Radio Kent, 25 May

88,000 children branded racists: Pupils as young as three reported over name-calling, Daily Mail, 23 May

88,000 'racist incidents' reported in schools, study finds, Daily Telegraph, 24 May

Ice cream sellers may face crime records check, Yorkshire Post, 24 May

Josie Appleton discussed hate-speech reporting on LBC Radio, 23 May

Civil liberties group slams Blaenau Gwent litter police, South Wales Argus, 22 May

Josie Appleton discussed fines for messy gardens on BBC Radio Wales, 22 May

These petty laws are an insult to the public, Josie Appleton, spiked, 17 May

‘Heavy-handed’ litter fines handed out by private firm in Blaenau Gwent criticised, Gwent Gazette, 17 May

Litter law enforcers cleaning up in Blaenau Gwent, Guardian 14 May

Warning over ‘busybodies’ given legal right to fine and demand information as numbers surge, Daily Mail, 8 May

Thousands reported to vetting agency but only 4% barred, Daily Telegraph, 8 May

Brent Council rubber stamps plans to licence leafleting in the borough, Brent and Kilburn Times, 24 April

Britse pedo-paranoia gevaar voor kinderen, De Volkskrant, 25 April

Josie Appleton discussed CRBs on Radio Five Live lunchtime show, 23 April

CRB checks top 30million but create 'atmosphere of mistrust', Daily Telegraph, 23 April

Josie Appleton discussed binge drinking on BBC Radio Wales, 17 April

Josie Appleton discussed hate speech reporting, on BBC Radio Surrey, 16 April

Pavement injustice, Pavement Magazine, 10 April

It is time we burst this ‘bubbling’, spiked, 10 April

42 Cardiff City fixtures designated 'bubble' games in past decade, Wales Online, 7 April

Group criticises Hampshire police’s ‘bubble’ plan for south coast derby, Portsmouth News, 6 April

Victory for Visiting Artists Campaign, AIR news, March

Josie Appleton was on BBC Radio wales on 28 March, discussing convictions for racist tweets

'A minimum price clobbers sensible drinkers like us', The Sun, 26 March

UK loosens visa restrictions for non-European Union artists, Art Newspaper, 22 March

Pledge to scale back checks on school volunteers has been fudged, says rights campaigner, The Times, 10 March

“Kettling” on the road, Free Society, 8 March

Opening a new route for visiting artists, Manick Govinda, Migrants' Rights Network, 5 March

Josie Appleton discussed the citizenship test on BBC Radio Sheffield, 5 March

Free Movement, Free Expression, Free Association and Freedom from Bureaucracy and Big Government, Manick Govinda, Nowhere Island, 3 March

YouTube videos of speeches by Valerie Hartwich and Josie Appleton at the ISIL conference in Italy

What Big Society? Volunteering is a bureaucratic nightmare, Telegraph (blog), 1 March

Protect our infants from scary lift engineers, Camilla Canvendish, The Times, 1 March

Josie Appleton discussed CRB checks on BBC Radio Kent, 1 March

Josie Appleton discussed man detained at Gatwick for burqa joke, on LBC radio, 27 February

Brighton and Hove's tough stance on mess, Brighton Argus, 25 February

Should there be fewer CRB checks?, Josie Appleton, The Times, 24 February

Street Photography – ethics, etiquette or free expression?, Pauline Hadaway, 22 February

Josie Appleton discussing CCTVs on BBC Radio London, 21 February

Josie Appleton discussed 'racist kids' on LBC radio, 20 February

'Political campaigning in a new age', Josie Appleton at OpenAIR, YouTube video

Are tree surgeons really a threat to children?, spiked, 20 February

CRB Checks Reach Record High, i-volunteer, 17 February

Britain under the microscope – vetting still out of control, The Free Society, 17 February

CRB checks on burger van owners defended, The York Press, 17 February

Devon County Council defends criminal background checks, BBC News, 16 February

Why do tree surgeons need to be CRB checked?, Conservative Home, 16 February

The Manifesto Club report, 'Vetting Tree Surgeons', was on Radio Five Live, IRN, 3 Counties Radio, BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire, BBC Radio Birmingham, BBC Radio Devon, BBC Radio Newcastle

'Councils waste £45m a year on CRB checks', Public Service, 16 February

Criminal records checks on volunteers double in six years, campaign group says, Third Sector, 16 February

Councils targeting burger vendors and tree surgeons with 'unnecessary' CRB checks, Daily Telegraph, 16 February

Crime checks for a million community volunteers as vetting spirals out of control, say critics, Daily Mail, 16 February

CRB vetting is completely out of control - and if you don't believe me, ask Kate Middleton, Daily Mail, Steve Doughty, 16 February

The Manifesto Club report 'Vetting Tree Surgeons' was on the Today Programme, BBC Radio 4, 16 February

Josie Appleton was on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show, on 13 February, discussing Enfield Council's ban on spitting

Artists are their own agents of change, Guardian, 9 February 2012

Pavement injustice: the tyranny of on-the-spot fines, Open Democracy, 9 February

Sussex Police introduces more power for PCSOs, Brighton Argus, 9 February

Big Brother is watching: the CCTV that talks back, Independent, 6 February

Josie Appleton was on BBC London, 2 February, on Brighton council's ban on bus drivers saying 'love' and 'darling'

Are you one of the 20,000 people wrongly branded a criminal?, Daily Mail, 2 February

Thousands wrongly labelled as criminals, Daily Telegraph 2 February 2012

Nanny state makes a meal of child food advice with 80-page guide, The Times, 17 January

Islington set for massive CCTV upgrade, Islington Gazette, 16 January

Licensed to censor performance art, Manick Govinda, spiked, 16 January

Even Kate has to be vetted so she can go camping with the Scouts, Daily Mail, 6 January 2012

Lights, camera, points, 5 January 2010

Question on leafleting bans, Lords Hansard, 7 December

Great British pubs, but is UK Plc no place for the public house?, Reuters, 2 December

Nearly 200 innocent people branded criminals by Government, Daily Telegraph, 17 November

Volunteers aged just ten checked for criminal past, despite Coalition pledges to scale back vetting, Daily Mail, 16 November

Josie Appleton discussed on-spot fines for littering on BBC Radio Wales, 16 November

Scout leaders 'routinely' run criminal record checks on parent volunteers, Daily Telegraph, 12 November

Don't police anti-gay 'hate' speech, Diva, 11 November

Josie Appleton discussed calls to ban Halloween on BBC Radio London, 31 October

Beware your public square, No CCTV, 22 October

Leafleting: A Liberty Lost? - Review, Culture Vulture, 5 October

Media misses the point, again: Student Visa Checks, Migration Pulse, 3 October

UK: Universities 'over-report' on foreign students, University World News, 2 October

UK row over teachers as spies - Varsities chafe at visa police role, The Telegraph (India), 1 October

Thousands of Pakistani students at risk in UK, The News (Pakistan), 30 September

Visa alert on thousands of students, Guardian, 29 September

Are UK lecturers spying on Indian students?, Press Trust of India, 29 September

Foreign students reported for UK visa breaches by the thousands, Visa Bureau, 29 September

Valerie Hartwich discussed her visa report on Sunrise Radiom and Josie Appleton discussed the issue on Russia Today, on 29 September

Universities report 1,500 concerns over foreign students every month, Daily Telegraph, 29 September

Visa alert on thousands of students, Evening Standard, 29 September

Thousands of foreign students reported over visas, BBC News, 29 September

Visa alert on thousands of students, Daily Mirror, 29 September

Beware your public square: Britain is under attack from ‘talking’ CCTV cameras, Open Democracy 24 September

UK Govt. Labels School Kids Racists, Homophobes, New American, 19 September

Hertfordshire children reported for racist and homophobic incidents, Hertfordshire Mercury, 19 September

Minette Marrin's column, Sunday Times, 18 September

Birmingham schoolkids labelled most racist in country, Birmingham Mercury, 18 September

Op-Ed: Nursery school children reported for racist language in UK, Digital Journal, 15 September

3-Year-Olds Branded “Racist,” “Homophobic” Put In Government Database, Infowars, 15 September

Should schools report kids for bad or racist language?, BBC News, 14 September

Nursery school 'bigots', Evening Standard, 14 September

Adrian Hart discussed his report on racist incident reporting on Radio 5 Live and Radio Hull; Josie Appleton discussed it on LBC radio.

4-year-olds branded racist over innocent playground names, Daily Express, 14 September

'Racists' aged three: Toddlers among thousands of children accused of bigotry after name-calling, Daily Mail, 14 September

Children as young as four reprimanded for racist behaviour, Daily Telegraph, 14 September

Thousands of primary school pupils reported for homophobia, Pink News, 4 September

Thousands of under-11s branded homophobic, Sunday Times, 4 September

Policing the innocent, ignoring the riotous, spiked, 16 August

Public letter calls for a new visa system for leading performers, FreeMuse, 1 August

Council should scrap leafleting costs, Arts in Leicestershire, 29 July

The Manifesto Club leafleting report is on You and Yours, Radio 4, 29 July

UK Border Agency tells foreign writers to naff off, MobyLives, 14 July

Josie Appleton discussed leafleting bans on JackFM Hertfordshire, 5 July

Anti-bullying rule that brands children racist, Daily Express, 4 July

Campaigners call for relaxation of council rules on flyers, Brighton Argus, 4 July

Almost 2,000 children are reported for 'hate crimes', Scotsman, 4 July

Eleanor Mills: Putting a match to our civil liberties, Sunday Times, 3 July

Anger over leafleting crackdown, Buxton Advertiser, 30 June

Josie Appleton discussed leafleting bans on Three Counties Radio, 30 June

Leafleting: Public menace or good for business, BBC News, 30 June

Is your council restricting your free speech?, Mark Wallace, 30 June

Anger over leafleting crackdown, Bearsden Herald, 30 June

Bill Stickers is innocent ok!, Claire Fox, Municipal Journal, 30 June

Taking liberties with poster ban, Municipal Journal, 30 June

Josie Appleton discussed leafleting bans on BBC Radio Leicester, on 30 June

Anger over leafleting crackdown, MSN News, 30 June

The right to leaflet is a basic liberty, Josie Appleton, Open Democracy, 30 June

Local councils' regulation of public leafleting an affront to our historic liberties, Josie Appleton, Conservative Home, 30 June

Lost cat? The licence fee you will have to pay to leaflet your neighbours, Daily Mail, 30 June

Councils' crackdown on leafleting is 'a blow to liberty', says campaign group, Guardian, 30 June

Councils' crackdown on leafleting is 'a blow to liberty', says campaign group, UTV, 30 June

Josie Appleton discussed footballers sacked for sex allegations, on the BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show, 29 June

Visiting Artists Visas - Open Letter to Home Secretary, epolitix, 28 June

How Britain persecutes visiting artists, Kamila Shamsie, Guardian, 27 June

World-class artists 'put off coming to Britain by intrusive' points-based immigration system', Daily Telegraph, 27 June

Hur burkan blev en frihetssymbol, Josie Appleton, Voltaire Magazine (Swe)

Josie Appleton was on BBC Radio London, discussing plans to ban smoking in private cars, 22 June

Fun in the sun - when it’s not a battle to the death, Sunday Telegraph, 18 June

Dan Travis was on Sky News on 17 June, discussing his Manifesto Club thinkpiece on competitive sport

Wie die Burka zu einem Symbol der Freiheit wurde, Novo Mazagine (Germany), 27 May

Josie Appleton was on BBC Radio Tees, 27 May, criticising no-booze rules on trains

Dolan Cummings was on Radio 5 Live, 26 May discussing 'responsible drinking' regulations

How the burqa became a symbol of freedom, Josie Appleton, spiked, 19 May

Don’t touch — paranoia endangers children on sport courses, Sunday Times, 22 May

The Visiting Artists Campaign is on a WorldWrite video

Visa fiasco, Independent arts diary, 22 April

Josie Appleton on hyperregulation, Counterpoint, ABC Radio (Australia), 11 April

Police want booze snatch powers on every Islington street, Islington Gazette, 7 April

Annabel Hayter wins an Oldie Award for her opposition against CRB checks

House of Lords debate rocks points-based visa restrictions for visiting artists and academics, Manick Govinda, Migrants Rights Network blog, 25 March

We don’t need to be saved from the ‘demon drink’, Josie Appleton, 23 March, spiked

London mayor warns of damage to arts sector from new visa regulations, The Stage, 21 March

Government faces calls to overhaul visa rules for foreign performers, Guardian, 21 March

Visa Restrictions - the story so far, Manick Govinda, ArtsAdmin, 21 March

Textbooks don’t make terrorists, Nick Thorne, spiked, 17 March

Guilty until proven innocent: Volunteers forced to have a million criminal record checks a year, Daily Mail, 14 March

House of Lords debate on points-based visa system, 10 March

Freedom Bill: good news and bad news, Josie Appleton, spiked, 14 February

The Points Based System is spreading a culture of controls across the education and arts sectors, Valerie Hartwich, Migrant Rights Network, 15 February

The state of civil liberties in modern Britain, Dick Puddlecote, 6 February

The liberal tradition of the leafleteer is under threat, Josie Appleton, Open Democracy, 2 February

Child protection - a creepy cautionary tale, The Times, 31 January

Thousands could sue Government over unlawful 'child protection' sackings, Sunday Telegraph, 30 January

Kids put on 'hate crimes' list for schoolyard taunts, World Net Daily, 22 January 2011

Josie Appleton was on BBC Radio Birmingham on 22 January 2011, discussing racist incident reporting

Adrian Hart was on LBC, Five Live and Talksport on 17 January discussing his work on The Myth of Racist Kids

30,000 pupils branded as bigots: Teachers log 'racist' and 'homophobic' jibes in playground squabbles, even at nursery, Daily Mail, 17 January 2011

Thousands of schoolchildren branded 'racist' and 'homophobic' during playground squabbles, Daily Telegraph, 17 January 2011

Valerie Hartwich was on Ben TV (Africa), discussing UK visa regulations

Josie Appleton was on BBC Radio Wales, 11 January 2010, discussing the teacher sacked for taking his pupils sledging

The Manifesto Club's visa campaign is on Radio Suisse Romande, 29 December 2010 (Royaume-Uni: des visas pour les artistes)

The hyperregulation of everyday life, Big Brother Watch, 7 January 2011

Send in the clowns: Britain’s bizarre new laws, Josie Appleton, spiked, 29 December 2010

The proposed cap on international students is discriminatory and a danger to British education, Valerie Hartwich, Open Democracy, 31 December 2010

Fury of music teachers over 'no touching' diktat, Daily Mail, 29 December 2010

The Manifesto Club's Campaign Against Vetting is in the blog of the Swedish Daily, SvD, on 22 December 2010

Do I REALLY look like a paedophile, asks flower arranger sacked for fighting criminal vetting checks, Daily Mail, 11 December

Headstrong Gloucester florist loses church job for refusing "insulting" CRB checks, Sunday Mercury 12 December

Don't touch pupils' fingers, music teachers are told, Sunday Telegraph 12 December

Cathedral flower ladies quitting over criminal record checks, Sunday Telegraph 12 December

Cathedral florist ousted for refusing CRB check, Christian institute, 13 December

The revolt of the British flower ladies, 10 December, National Post (Canada)

Josie Appleton was on BBC Bristol and BBC Radio Sussex, talking about CRB checks, on 8 December

Annabel is blooming furious with CRB checks, Daily Telegraph, 7 December 2010

Rebellious Gloucester Cathedral flower arranger "forced" to resign, This is Gloucestershire, 7 December 2010

Gloucester Cathedral flower arranger who said no to vetting is forced to resign, Daily Mail, 7 December 2010

Nativity blackout: Parents banned from taking photos and pupils' eyes covered up...all in the name of child protection, Daily Mail, 27 November 2010

Lord Vinson on CRB checks, House of Lords, 25 November 2010

A very middle class revolt! The flower arrangers and bell ringers fighting crazy criminal vetting of anyone who works near children, Josie Appleton, Daily Mail, 26 November 2010

'The volunteers' revolt', Josie Appleton, Spectator (cover story), 25 November 2010

Refusing visas to artists will kill London's arts, Munira Mirza, Evening Standard, 23 November 2010

Warning: cellos, paintbrushes, sketchpads and cameras on UK Borders Agency’s list of suspicious items,
Manick Govinda, Open Democracy 20 November 2010

A ban on the burka is really offensive, Ode Magazine

Millions "wasted" on CRB vetting checks, 1 November

Josie Appleton discussed the regulation of alcohol on Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio Leicestershire, on 1 November

Josie Appleton discussed CRB checks on Three Counties Radio on 28 October

Review of Myth of Racist Kids, Francis Bennion

Prohibido prohibir – Ban the bans, Bruno Waterfield, EUObserver, 22 October 2010

Meet the Spaniards fighting to stub out authoritarianism, Josie Appleton, spiked, 21 October

Mum ticked off for feeding the wrong bread to ducks, Daily Express, 21 October

Manick Govinda, interviewed on Creative Choices about international artists

Woman told off for giving ducks wrong kind of bread, Guardian, 20 October

How the immigration cap damages higher education in the UK, Valerie Hartwich, Open Democracy, 5 October

Quarter of a million students reported for 'racism' by UK teachers in a decade , One India, 24 September

More Than 250,000 British Toddlers Labeled Racists, Fox News 23 September

Quarter of a million students reported for 'racism' by UK teachers in a decade, Sify News, 24 September

Deepening the Divide, Munira Mirza, Prospect, 23 September

Three-year-olds being labelled bigots by teachers as 250,000 children accused of racism, Daily Mail, 23 September

Adrian Hart was on LBC radio, 23 September, discussing kids reported for racism

Sarkozy's tough and toothless war, Josie Appleton, Presseurop, 15 September

Why Sarkozy has declared war on his own population, Josie Appleton, spiked, 13 September

Proving you’re an adult turns you into a child, Dolan Cummings, spiked, 6 September

A licence to interfere in our everyday lives, Josie Appleton, spiked, 6 September

Access denied: how Fortress Britain is blocking cultural exchange, Guardian, 6 September

'Alcohol ID checks 'infantilising' young adults, says survey', The Publican, 3 September 2010

Dolan Cummings discussed the age checks report on BBC Radio 5 Live, Thursday 2 September 2010

ID checks 'out of control', Public Service, 2 September 2010

ACS slams Manifesto Club over age verification attack, Talking Retail, 3 September 2010

Adults 'punished' by alcohol checks, Press Association, 2 September 2010; and also in:
- Daily Mirror
- AOL News
- Daily Express
- Press Association Video
- Wales Online
- Evening Standard
- Belfast Telegraph

Alcohol ID checks 'infantilising' young adults, says survey, Guardian, 2 September 2010

Constant Age Checks are Infantilising Adults, Big Brother Watch blog, 2 September 2010

Red tape campaigners criticise stores for ID checks on alcohol, Yorkshire Post, 2 September 2010

Let’s call time on this flood of useless booze rules, Josie Appleton, The Times, 13 August 2010

Josie Appleton was on BBC Radio Wales discussing on the spot fines for littering, on 10 August 2010.

Manifesto Club's visiting artist campaign was discussed in the House of Lords, 22 July 2010

Strangled and stifled by red tape, by Boyd Tonkin, Independent, 23 July 2010

Visa system – 'damaging to culture', by Lord Clement-Jones, ePolitix.com, 22 July 2010

The dangers of a burqa ban, Valerie Hartwich, Open Democracy, 19 July 2010

What’s criminal about a drink in the park?, Nicholas Thorne, spiked, 15 July 2010

Limiting the damage of binge drinking, Morning Advertiser 14 July 2010

Josie Appleton is interviewed on the burqa ban in Ode magazine (Dutch), August 2010

Josie Appleton was on BBC Radio Wales, discussing booze bans, on 14 July 2010

James Panton was on BBC Radio Scotland, discussing the regulation of alcohol, on 12 July 2010

Don’t tinker with the vetting rules: scrap them, Josie Appleton, spiked, 8 July 2010

Against the hyperregulation of alcohol, Josie Appleton's speech to Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum, 8 July 2010

Vetting scheme 'would not protect children as paedophiles operate online', Daily Telegraph, 29 June 2010

Ditched vetting scheme 'gave a boost to child safety', Yorkshire Post, 29 June 2010

Society Daily, Guardian, 25 June 2010

CRB checks have cost sector £220m in eight years, study claims, Third Sector, 24 June 2010

Volunteer cathedral flower arrangers threaten strike action over CRB checks, SWNS, 25 June 2010

http://www.bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/home/2010/06/crb-checks-rob-charities-of-350-million.html, Big Brother Watch blog, 24 June 2010

Blooming daft: Gloucester Cathedral flower volunteers face criminal checks, This is Gloucestershire, 25 June 2010

Josie Appleton was on BBC Radio Sussex and Radio Oxford on 24 June 2010, discussing the vetting and volunteering report

Charities' £350m bill for criminal record checks on helpers and volunteers, Daily Mail, 24 June 2010

4million volunteers forced to undergo Criminal Records Bureau checks, Teegraph, 24 June 2010

Enough with pavement justice from badged busybodies, Liberty Central, 15 June 2010

Mayor calls for overhaul of visas to stop harm to capital's culture, Evening Standard, 7 June 2010

Recording and Reporting Incidents of Bullying Between Pupils, and Incidents of Abuse
against School Staff
, Runnymede Trust, 4 March 2010

So far, so good – but there is more to come for ID cards, Open Democracy, 27 May 2010

Senior Arts Figures Warn Visa Rules are Threatening the Arts in Britain, Visual Arts and Galleries Association newsletter

I'm off, but the struggle for civil liberties must go on, Henry Porter, Guardian, 21 May 2010

Aged 36 and can't get served, BBC News, 20 May 2010

Defend the Republic! Ban the burqa!, Josie Appleton, spiked, 19 May 2010

Points-based visa system alienates visitors to UK, The Times, 19 May 2010

Got any ID? These checks are out of hand, Josie Appleton, 14 May, Guardian Liberty Central

Josie Appleton discussed the Campaign Against Vetting on BBC Radio Sheffield, 12 May 2010

Hung Out to Dry - Britain's Limp Result, Huffington Post, 7 May 2010

My ideal Queen's speech, Henry Porter, Guardian, 5 May 2010

Boy, nine, put in isolation for calling classmate 'chocolate', Sunday Telegraph, 25 April

Iraqi artists denied entry to Britain for own exhibition, New Zealand Herald, 3 April

"Debatte": Was ist so großartig am Wohlfahrtsstaat?', Die Presse (Austria), Sunday 25 April 2010

'What's so great about the welfare state?', James Panton, spiked, Wednesday 21 April 2010

James Panton reviewed the newspapers on Sky News, Friday 23 April 2010 at 20.10 and 23.10

James Panton was interviewed for Sky News on the implications of a hung parliament for UK politics, Saturday 24 April

Iraqi artists denied entry to Britain for their own exhibition, Independent, 3 April 2010

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