IF 2013 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR THE CPS...
Boris Johnson delivered the Third Margaret Thatcher Lecture to great acclaim
Michael Gove MP delivered the Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture
Michael Fallon MP, in his first major speech after being appointed to BIS, set out his plans for deregulation.
Sadly, we also mourned the death of Margaret Thatcher in April. With Sir Keith Joseph, she founded the CPS to advocate policies based on a small state, low taxes, individual responsibility and, above all, freedom. CPS Chairman Lord Saatchi’s Hard Talk interview, broadcast shortly after her death, was watched by many millions of people around the world. We will continue to fight for the ideas that made her such a great Prime Minister.
…THEN 2014 LOOKS EVEN MORE PROMISING
A major Conference on Liberty
2014 is the 40th anniversary of our foundation. To celebrate this event, we will be holding a major international conference at the Guildhall, the inaugural Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty. A range of influential speakers has already agreed to speak, including former Australian PM John Howard, former Spanish President Aznar, former Czech PM Vaclav Klaus, Professor Deidre McCloskey, Professor Niall Ferguson, Professor Richard Epstein, Irwin Stelzer and many others. We are also talking to many of the leading Republican 2016 Presidential hopefuls. More news on other very exciting – and perhaps unexpected – speakers in the new year.
The world’s first digital think tank
We are determined that this Conference – splendid though it will be – will not be a “one-off event”. In conjunction with leading think tanks around the world, we will launch the world’s first digital think-tank, designed to lead free market debate across the globe.
The Big Idea for 2015
At the Conference, we will also be publishing the ‘Big Idea’ for 2015, an iconic policy that can resonate in the same way as “Own Your Own Home” did in the 1980s. Lord Saatchi set out why this is so necessary, and the two main themes which are directing our thinking, in his Newsnight interview.
None of this would be possible without the support of our Board, the dedicated work of our authors, research fellows and all the staff at 57 Tufton Street, our generous donors, our enthusiastic associate members and all those involved in our work. We are incredibly grateful for your support. Thank you.
Best wishes for a happy Christmas and a prosperous (and for the CPS a very exciting) New Year.