Tim Congdon joined the UK Independence Party in January 2007, out of despair at the political elite's betrayal of Britain's independence to the European Union. This website began as the campaign website in Tim's 2010 bid for the UKIP leadership. (Tim was runner-up to Nigel Farage, the current party leader.) The website covers both UKIP themes, and wider political and economic issues arising from the UK's membership of the European Union.
Tim Congdon is an economist and businessman, who has for over 30 years been one of the UK's most prominent advocates of sound money and free markets. Although most of his career was as an economist in the City of London, he has been a visiting professor at the Cardiff Business School and the City University Business School (now the Cass Business School). His prominent public role was a member of the Treasury Panel of Independent Forecasters (the so-called "wise persons") between 1992 and 1997.