Where Are All the Enraged Business Owners?

Where Are All the Enraged Business Owners?

As we all know, Jeff Bezos is well on his way to being the world’s first Trillionaire. Probably in no small measure to lockdown restrictions that benefit his business model.

I’m sure we won’t be relying on him to protest against the lockdown any day soon. Similarly, companies like Deliveroo are having a boom bonanza. What of every small and medium sized operator out there trying to earn a crust? Specifically in the hospitality trade, who’s plight we would regularly hear about BEFORE the covid calamity.

According …

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Welcome to Our New Members

Welcome to Our New Members

Membership of our party has grown quickly over the past few weeks and we extend our welcome to all who have joined.

While this is great news for us as a party, it is also a reflection on the fact that individual liberty, freedom of conscience, speech and expression have never been under greater threat in our country’s modern history.

There never has been a more crucial time to join us in our fight. Activists are the lifeblood of any movement and we encourage new members to …

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Hope for Aberdeen

Hope for Aberdeen

Bryce Hope SLP

To my fellow freedom fighters,

Thank you for welcoming me into your organisation. I am currently running as SLP candidate for in the by-election for Nigg, Cove and Kincorth in Aberdeen and I wanted to introduce myself.

I was born in Inverness and raised in the sprawling landscapes of the Cairngorms. I moved to Aberdeen in 2010 to study my way to success. I attended Aberdeen College (now NESCol) and University of Aberdeen, finishing with a Masters in music composition. During this time I have …

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Something Worse Than Covid This Way Comes

Something Worse Than Covid This Way Comes

 

According to Dr. Sunita Gupta of Oxford University, 130 million people are at risk of starvation due to lockdowns.

The UN states that between 42 and 66 million children around the world will be reduced to “extreme poverty”. UNICEF predicts the death of 1.2 million children due to lockdowns. Other sources have observed that an unprecedented number of “deaths of despair” from alcoholism, drug abuse and suicide are resulting from the lockdown. Fear is not a just arbitrator of data, and it …

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Hey! Creature! Leave them Kids Alone!

Hey! Creature! Leave them Kids Alone!

It would seem that the spirit of John Knox is alive and well in modern Scotland. Though in fairness to our arguably most famous hirsute killjoy, when he wrote his First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment  of Women he had not envisaged anything like Nicola Sturgeon.

I think if he had he might have reconsidered, after all the two of them have so much in common. I’m sure he may have warmed to her puritanical priggishness, her war against alcohol, her complete confidence …

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Are We Better Off Without Doctors?

Are We Better Off Without Doctors?

Are we better off without doctors? That’s a question I never expected to have to ask.

But since we have had to endure the insanity of the last six months, I’m beginning to wonder if we relied too much on doctors and the drugs they dispense.

Admittedly, getting an appointment has been made more difficult over the last few years, but we generally managed to be seen before we had a heart attack due to the stress involved and passed away.

Now, that particular stress has been taken …

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Policy proposal: Reform of nonprofit finance

Policy proposal: Reform of nonprofit finance

Nonprofit organisations and charities are an important part of civil society, and often help groups that would otherwise be ignored or forgotten. Supporting a nonprofit, whether by donating money or time, shows what people really care about, be it issues big or small.

The Problem

A healthy voluntary sector can be a crucial counterweight to government efforts to control society. However, its health is threatened by a disease that needs to be addressed. Since charities are so effective at helping people, governments like to help them out …

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A Chilling Affront to Scots Law

A Chilling Affront to Scots Law

The deadline for public submissions on the Scottish government’s new Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill is on Friday. The SNP, who introduced the bill, have tried to use the distraction of the coronavirus lockdown to limit its public scrutiny. Fortunately, however, people are starting to understand the implications.

The bill represents an unprecedented attack on freedom of expression through the creation of new crimes and a litany of protected interest groups. This has drawn most of the criticism so far. However, the …

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Free To Disagree : The SLP Support Dr. Waiton’s Campaign

Free To Disagree : The SLP Support Dr. Waiton’s Campaign

 

“I’m not aware of any liberal democracy that has got a bill that is as unbelievably authoritarian as this one.”  Dr. Stuart Waiton

Many of you may know the SNP and in particular the “Justice” Minister Humza Yousaf are determined to introduce their latest assault on individual liberty, The Hate Crime Bill.

See the previous article on this website for more details here:

scottishlibertarians.com/how-fail-at-writing-laws-a-guide-by-the-snp/

Dr. Stuart Waiton of Abertay University, a fellow traveler in the march against authoritarianism who did sterling work opposing the equally insidious Named Person legislation, has …

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The Irony of Marxist Class Consciousness

The Irony of Marxist Class Consciousness

(Article first appeared on Mises web page here:

https://mises.org/wire/irony-marxist-class-consciousness  )

 

Let’s set the scene.

You and I are at the local pub when we find ourselves thrust into a rousing debate with our neighbours regarding the vicious state of the world and how we ought to put it right. We say free the markets and spontaneous order will do the talking. They say socialism is the only way forward. As our third pints dwindle to their last dregs, it begins to look like it will be a while …

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