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Better Off Out (BOO) is the name of a non-party campaign which called for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the "European Union. It is run by "The Freedom Association, a "pressure group that describes itself as non-partisan, "centre-right and "libertarian, and which has links to the "Conservative Party and "UK Independence Party (UKIP). The campaign was formed in 2006 and is based in "Cheltenham, England.
The patrons of the campaign are "Lord Tebbit, the former Chairman of the Conservative Party, "Frederick Forsyth "CBE, the best-selling author, and Professor "Tim Congdon "CBE, an economist and former "UKIP "PPC.
It is supported by a number of Conservative "Members of Parliament including "Peter Bone, "Christopher Chope, "David T C Davies, "Philip Davies, "Gordon Henderson, "Philip Hollobone, "David Nuttall, "Heather Wheeler, "Andrew Percy, "Laurence Robertson and "Richard Shepherd. There are a number of Conservative former members of parliament who supported Better Off Out.
The former "Labour MP for "Great Grimsby, "Austin Mitchell is also a supporter. There are or were a number of "Democratic Unionist Party MPs and "Members of the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly, including their leader "Peter Robinson (though he has since expressed support for continued EU membership) and former leader "Ian Paisley. Others include "Gregory Campbell, "Nigel Dodds, "Jeffrey Donaldson, Dr. "William McCrea, "Ian Paisley, Jr., "Jim Shannon, "David Simpson and "Sammy Wilson as well as prominent members of the smaller "Traditional Unionist Voice, including "William Ross and former MEP "Jim Allister.
Committee chairman: John Kershaw, Hon. Secretary: Tony Hilder, Hon. Treasurer: Michael McGough FCA, Sir Mark Worthington OBE (ex officio), "Christopher Gill, Ewen Stewart, Mark Wallace Chief Executive: Simon Richards,Director: Rory Broomfield,Head of Campaigns: Andrew Allison, ‘Better Off Out’ Campaigns Manager: "Rupert Matthews
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