Meet the Libertarians

Meet the Libertarians

Andrew Coventry is one of our recent defectors from the SNP. He outlines his journey to the Libertarians.

 

I recently joined the Scottish Libertarian Party having left the SNP after 34 years. I will not lie this was not an easy thing for me to do. As the song says I had given the best years of my life to a party with which I had become increasingly disillusioned. It wasn’t only the relentless drift to the left or the blind allegiance to the E.U. although …

Read More »

Liberty Under Threat

Liberty Under Threat

A speaking event will be taking place at Stirling University campus on Weds 17th October at 19:00 hrs featuring Liam Harkness our treasurer. Liam is an accomplished public speaker with a passion for Liberty.

The other guest speaker will be Andrew Withers Chairman of the Libertarian Party UK. The topic for discussion will be Liberty Under Threat and will include a Q&A session afterwards.

Please try to make it along and support the event organised by Stirling Uni Libertarian Society.

Read More »

AGM Glasgow 2018

AGM Glasgow 2018

September 1st 10:00 hrs

Hallmark Hotel

https://www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/hotels/hallmark-hotel-glasgow

 

Another year, another AGM. It seems like we only just did one. A lot of issues to discuss so please try to arrive on time.

I urge all paid up members to do their utmost to come along and vote. There’s no use moaning about the results afterwards if you don’t attend.

Lunch will be provided for members attending and the AGM and will be followed by the conference in the afternoon. Our guest speaker will be …

Read More »

NHS. Not the Messiah, Just a Mess.

NHS. Not the Messiah, Just a Mess.

The NHS is a False Prophet

 

“Woe unto you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.”

– Luke 6:26

 

Our National Health Service just turned 70! According to a recent article in The Guardian by Polly Toynbee, The NHS is our religion in the UK and that’s why the conservative government can’t destroy it. Of course, the Conservative government have never actually tried to destroy the NHS. They haven’t even reduced the amount spent on the NHS. They haven’t …

Read More »

Statement on Syria

Statement on Syria

 

In the early hours of Saturday morning  14th April 2018 the combined military might of the US, UK and France launched what amounts to an unprovoked attack on the sovereign nation state of Syria.  The pretext of the attack, to punish Bashar Al Assad and his regime for the alleged use of chemical weapons against his own civilian population.

Why then do I  say unprovoked? Because Assad posed no threat to the security, interests, overseas dominions, allies or peoples of the three countries involved.

But surely we can’t …

Read More »

The Case of The Nazi Pug : A Joke That’s No Laughing Matter

The Case of The Nazi Pug : A Joke That’s No Laughing Matter

March 2018 deserves to be recorded for posterity as a milestone. Or indeed a tombstone. A time When the Scottish Judiciary drove what may be the final nail into the coffin of freedom of speech and expression in this country.

It has been manifestly obvious to anyone that Police Scotland are a political animal and creature of the Scottish Notional Party. It would now also seem that the judiciary are firmly in their pocket.

At Airdrie Sheriff court after a trial lasting longer than Nurnberg, Markus Meechan …

Read More »

Council Finance Reform

Council Finance Reform

The Scottish Libertarian Party has adopted the “Blueprint for Local Power” council reform proposal from the think tank Reform Scotland as an official party policy. Let’s take a look at what it entails.

What are the reform proposals?

Local authorities will have responsibility for all areas which were not specifically reserved to the Scottish Parliament. This is also the principle governing the relationship between Westminster and the Scottish Parliament. Tasks need to be be carried out at the lowest administrative level practical – the principle of subsidiarity …

Read More »

CommonWeal: Forget about the consequences of your actions

CommonWeal: Forget about the consequences of your actions

Public authorities would be allowed to seize land under the “Public Land Value Capture” proposal suggested by the think tank Common Weal. In short, public authorities should have the legal means to purchase land at the existing “use value” rather than at the anticipated future value once planning permission is granted (known as ‘hope value’).

Public authorities would borrow against the future uplift (upswing) in land value from the granting of planning permission to develop the site. This borrowed sum could then be used to fund …

Read More »

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

I for one am glad the festive period is over. Office parties starring  teetering hordes of amateur alcoholics, everything going up in price and silly songs featuring diminutive prepubescent percussionists that go “pa rum pa pump um.” (I searched the gospels for this anti social noise nuisance but he seems to be oddly absent from all four.) As you can probably gather. I’m not a fan. Except of course for the capitalistfest that was our own Libertarian Christmas party. Nothing less than a triumph of …

Read More »

AGM Minutes

AGM Minutes

Scottish Libertarian Party AGM Meeting minutes

Minutes from the Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Libertarian Party on October 21 2017. Held at Abode Glasgow, 129 Bath Street, G2 2SZ from 9 am to 2pm.

Opening and welcome from Deputy Leader Derek Scott

Pretty significant moments highlighted, especially the council elections.
Continued growth of party, which is anticipated to be maintained.
We’ve moved in the right direction despite the rhetoric made by now former members.
During this, Mr Scott announced his immediate resignation due to family and work commitments.
Thanks to Tam …

Read More »