A Lecture by Lord Saatchi to launch his new Centre for Policy Studies Report
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We are being asked to choose the lesser of two evils:
Remain: a little cog in the European machine. No control! No control at all! Not our borders! Not our laws! Who wants that?
Leave: a little island on the edge of Europe. No money! No jobs! Who wants that? But there is an alternative…
Maurice Saatchi is Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies. He is the co-founder of Saatchi & Saatchi and is now a partner in M&C Saatchi. He is a Governor of the London School of Economics and the author of numerous influential Centre for Policy Studies reports including Poor People! Stop Paying Tax! (2001) which advocated a £10,000 threshold for the personal allowance – a policy now adopted by all three main political parties. He was elevated to the peerage in 1996. He served on the Conservative Front Bench in the House of Lords as Shadow Minister for the Treasury and the Cabinet Office between 1999 and 2003. He was Chairman of the
Conservative Party from 2003 to 2005
The Centre for Policy StudiesThe Centre for Policy Studies was founded by Sir Keith Joseph and Margaret Thatcher in 1974 to promote the principles of a free society and has since played a leading role in the dissemination of free market economics across the world. Independent of all political parties and special interest groups, its role in developing the policies of privatisation, low-tax government and support for the family, is widely recognised. One of Britain’s best known and most respected think tanks, it develops and promotes policies to limit the role of the state, to encourage enterprise and to enable the institutions of society – such as families and voluntary organizations - to flourish.