Orwell’s Newspeak : The New Normal

Orwell’s Newspeak : The New Normal

The term “Orwellian” is a word thrown around like confetti these days. Often in hyperbolic terms but in most instances I think it’s justified.

For those of you who never read George Orwell’s 1984 (studies show about 90% of people who say they have, haven’t. ….. OK I pulled that figure out of my backside but it’s pretty close.) I strongly advise you should do so now, before it’s too late. I’m sure someone somewhere will indulge in a bit of offence archaeology and uncover some …

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Notes from the Underground: Holyrood Confidential

Notes from the Underground: Holyrood Confidential

Like a few other curious individuals, concerned citizens and free thinkers who oppose the lockdown on the apparently insane principle that there is no evidence whatsoever that it is doing any good but on the contrary there is much evidence it’s doing harm. I attended today’s Anti Lockdown demo in Holyrood Park.

Apart from the disparate and brave few(I identified around 30)who defied Wee Sister in order to push back against state overreach, notable by absence were any I could possibly describe as “Far Right”. I …

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Let The People Go!

Let The People Go!

Unfortunately I don’t have the divinely inspired powers of Moses to utilise the ten plagues of Egypt upon our modern day despots.

But in the end, as Linkin Park have immortalised, it doesn’t even matter. Our despots seem determined to bring the plagues down us all by their own hubris and design. 

We have all done it I suppose. Made that ill thought through judgment in a moment of panic under pressure, then as it becomes patently obvious that it was a wrong decision, we struggle to …

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How to fail at writing laws, a guide by the SNP

How to fail at writing laws, a guide by the SNP

New legislation to deal with hate crime – including “stirring up” hatred – has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament. Scotland’s Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf described the new bill as “an important milestone” in protecting victims. He said: “By creating robust laws for the justice system, Parliament will send a strong message to victims, perpetrators, communities and to wider society that offences motivated by prejudice will be treated seriously and will not be tolerated. Stirring up of hatred can contribute to a social atmosphere in …

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A Statement on Covid19 Developments

A Statement on Covid19 Developments

We, the Scottish Libertarian Party, support government efforts to contain the Coronavirus but we have grave concerns about the effects of the current measures.We recognize that it’s a serious issue but we are concerned that the long term effects on the economy could be worse than the effects of the virus itself.Worrying about the “economy” seems so frivolous when people’s lives are at stake but we need to remember that poverty kills as well. If we ruin people’s livelihoods we can expect them to have …

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Deputy Leader Smashes Return Record in Kilmarnock

Deputy Leader Smashes Return Record in Kilmarnock

Congratulations to Steff Johnstone for her fantastic result in Kilmarnock and Loudoun.

A whopping 405 votes beats the party record in any election so far by a huge margin.

Steff has achieved this result with extremely hard work and effort under exceptionally difficult conditions.

Well done!

 

Take a Day off.

 

Tam Laird

Leader

 

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General Election Announcement

General Election Announcement

I’m pleased and proud to announce that in a historic moment, none other than our very own deputy leader Stef Johnstone will be our first candidate to run in a UK general election.

Stef will stand in the Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency and I hope as many of you will turn out to support her as possible on and before December 12th.

 

Stef has been a stalwart member and supporter of the party for many years, and does much work behind the scenes as well as centre …

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AGM Minutes: 2019

AGM Minutes: 2019

AGM Minutes: 14th September 2019

AGM Opened – Procedure reminder from Chair Andrew Coventry:

Welcome to Scottish Libertarian Party’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday 14th September 2019. Reminder to all members in attendance that this meeting is a legal requirement and for all to be respectful and mindful of one another, and that only 1 person to be speaking at any one point.

 

Opening Speech from Deputy Leader Stef Johnstone:

“Thank you, everyone, for coming along to this year’s AGM for the Scottish Libertarian Party.
This past year has been …

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Frog Boiling and Free Speech

Frog Boiling and Free Speech

According to the “Boiling a Frog” theory, if you place a frog into hot water it will immediately jump out. If however you place the same unfortunate and unsuspecting amphibian into cold water, and gradually and incrementally increase the heat. The slimy, goggley- eyed fool will boil to death before it realises what’s occurring. So ok, experiments have been conducted and it turns out that the theory, like many others we are fond of, is a complete load of old bollocks. Sorry to ruin one …

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Statement on Brexit

Statement on Brexit

Brexit Statement.

 
When she took office, Theresa May claimed that “To deliver Brexit, you must believe in Brexit.” She doesn’t, so she hasn’t. Her belief that Brexit is fundamentally bad for Britain has shaped her approach to the issue. She believes that the best Brexit is the weakest Brexit, irrespective of what we voted for. Sadly, the EU has taken advantage of this to demand a punitive financial payment of £39 billion and straightjacketed our economy by demanding compliance with its rules and regulations. This leaves …

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