Understanding the virtue of thrift: A response to Joyce McMillan

Understanding the virtue of thrift: A response to Joyce McMillan

In Response to Joyce McMillan’s article “Debunking the Tory myth of the magic money tree”, first published in the Scotsman on 02/06/17.

 

Understanding the virtue of thrift: A response to Joyce McMillan

“If socialists understood economics, they would not be socialists.”
– Nobel prize-winning economist Friedrich Hayek.

 

Writing in Friday’s (02/06/17) Scotsman, Joyce McMillan asserts that any fiscal constraint by government (so-called “austerity”) is unnecessary, claiming that it has unleashed:

“…a litany of meanness and misery firmly based on the assumption that there is a finite amount of money in …

Read More »

The libertarian event of the year?

The libertarian event of the year?

There is a new libertarian organization in town! Scottish Libertarians Students: an organization aiming to promote the ideas of liberty and free market economics to students in Scotland and to provide “a network with which like minded young people all across Scotland can connect with each other and get involved in the newly growing and thriving Scottish libertarian scene.”

Scottish Libertarian Students are having a public launch at the ArtHouse Hotel 129 Bath Street, G2 2SZ Glasgow on Saturday the 17th of June. The event …

Read More »

General Election Announcement

General Election Announcement

Dear Party Faithful,

Firstly let me thank everyone involved in the recent council election campaign. It was a bumpy ride but well worth the effort.

Special thanks to Derek Scott, Stevie McNamara (again), Peter Sidor and Abe Maymay for absolutely sterling work. Many thanks to all who stood and congratulations to Chris Collings and Daniel Fraser for a great result. The latter breaking the party record with 99 votes. Red balloons in the post.

I believe overall it was a successful campaign for us and merely the beginning …

Read More »

General Election June 8th

General Election June 8th

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to disrupt our council election campaign by selfishly and inconsiderately calling a snap General Election. (Tsk!)

However, be that as it “May”, if life gives you lemons…squeeze them back in the ****s eyes is what I say.

Accordingly the leadership team will be doing our best to appoint a campaign manager and place some candidates in key positions in Scotland. Given our current financial situation we are looking at three, possibly four, candidates at the most but ideally I’d …

Read More »

Candidates Announced

Candidates Announced

Here is a full list of all candidates standing for the Scottish Libertarian Party in the forthcoming local elections on May 4th, which is the largest number that we have ever had standing. Just ordinary people who are willing to stand up for your rights against big government who want to take away your freedoms.

ABERDEEN CITY:

Robbie Bowman – Ward 9 – Lower Deeside

ABERDEENSHIRE:

Derek Scott – Ward 13 – Westhill

EDINBURGH CITY:

Daniel Fraser – Ward 1 – Almond
Tom Laird – Ward 5 – Inverleith
Calum Strange – Ward7 …

Read More »

What Libertarianism Can Do For The Poor

What Libertarianism Can Do For The Poor

Government intervention in our economy is currently taking a massive toll on living standards, especially for the poor, who do not have high disposable incomes and spend the majority of their cash on basic essentials. They take the brunt of rises in the cost of living. We can create a richer society where the costs of living fall, and living standards rise faster.

Here’s how we will do it.

Cheap Accommodation

The cost of housing has skyrocketed over the last five decades and with it the cost of …

Read More »

Joint Statement on Independence

Joint Statement on Independence

On the 13th March 2017 Nicola Sturgeon fired the starting gun on the second Scottish independence referendum and positioned the country for a second debate on Scotland’s constitutional future. We, The Scottish Libertarian Party, believe that this debate has immediately been presented in a manner that does a great disservice to the voters in this country.

That the result of the Brexit vote was the trigger for this subsequent referendum, the SNP has been quite open about. What they have done with calling this vote and …

Read More »

No2NP Edinburgh 20th March

No2NP Edinburgh 20th March

oN2NP, No to Named Person are a campaign against the SNP’s insidious Named person legislation that aims  to make the state the third parent in every family in Scotland. If you are unaware of the specifics. Please familiarise yourself with them here…

http://no2np.org/

I would like to ask all members and supporters of the Scottish Libertarian Party to consider signing the petition.

You can also view the Scottish Liberty Podcast’s roving report at the last N2NP event in Dundee here..

N2NP are having another event in Edinburgh on 20th …

Read More »

IndyRef2? Why I Cannot Vote Yes (again)

IndyRef2? Why I Cannot Vote Yes (again)

“..for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself. .”

 

So assert those who signed the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320. A document that alongside Magna Carta is said to have influenced the founding fathers of America and their constitution.

The first …

Read More »

Scottish Council Elections 2017

Scottish Council Elections 2017

A Call to Arms.

 

Our campaign to inject Libertarian principles into the Scottish body politic continues with our plan to field candidates for May 4th.

You may be aware that our membership secretary, Stephen McNamara, recently stood in the Kilmarnock East and Hurlford by election, achieving a new council election record  of 53 first votes and 305 seconds. These numbers are not as important as the fact that almost 3000 people were presented with a ballot paper featuring our party name and logo.

Awareness is growing.

In view of this, …

Read More »