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 …

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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 …

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Let Battle Commence

Let Battle Commence

Finally a great and Historic moment has arived for the Scottish Libertarian Party.

We are proud to announce our candidates for the Scottish Parliamentary Elections on May 5th 2016.

The candidates and regions/constituency are as follows:

Alan Findlay (Leader) – West Scotland

 

Tom Laird (Dep) – Edinburgh Central (Constituency)

 

Calum Paul – Mid Scotland and Fife

 

 

Derek Scott – North East of Scotland

 

Get out there and support your candidate. Whether by voting for them if you  fall within the region. Or by offering to help out with campaigning, leafleting, or any …

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Why Mechanisation Does Not Cause Unemployment…

Why Mechanisation Does Not Cause Unemployment…

While nominally the adoption of machines can result in job losses; across the economy itself mechanisation does not cause unemployment but in fact frees people up to do more productive work and provides a breadth of benefits that improve the living standards of everyone.

Mechanisation has often been misconstrued to provoke unemployment but this is a fallacy that has been slain time and time again by economists. If it were true, then surely by this point in technical advancement there would hardly be a job left …

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But Who Will Build The Roads????

But Who Will Build The Roads????

But who will build the roads?

 

The recent closure of the Forth Road Bridge (FRB) proves a useful catalyst for discussing the role of government in the provision of certain services. “Without government, who will build the roads?” is a commonly asked question by those who are sceptical of the power of the market to provide for them. It is perhaps understandable that this view is taken given the use that we all make of roads every day. After all, perhaps people envisage a system of …

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More Government Spending Will Not Create Jobs

More Government Spending Will Not Create Jobs

From time to time, a politician or activist will get up and attest that some great project of national spending (such as a full repair job on our countries infrastructure) will drag us out of recession, and solve all our economic woes by “creating jobs.” Promptly he or she will be heralded as a champion of the people, talking sense against an establishment that just won’t seem to listen.

Suppose the country’s poor infrastructure is really ailing; no right-minded person would object to it being restored, but …

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Social.. or So Called Justice?

Social.. or So Called Justice?

Social justice is to real justice as social science is to real science

 

The thing that strikes me about campaigns for “social justice” is their incredible acceptance of laziness. “Looking at all these people, some of them have more than others, and man is prone to steal and cheat…soooo we’ll just lump everybody who has something into the ‘cheater’ category, and everybody who doesn’t have it into the ‘victim’ category. That’ll save a lot of time, compared to investigating who actually stole from whom.”

Social justice is …

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Living Wage : The Road to Hell… is paved with good intentions.

Living Wage : The Road to Hell… is paved with good intentions.

Why The Scottish Libertarian Party are not endorsing The Living Wage

Often people are incredulous as to why anyone would oppose the living wage. It seems to make sense, right? A fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay?

Why would The Scottish Libertarian Party choose not to endorse this law? Why would any Libertarian – someone who believes in personal freedom – oppose that?

Actually there are some fairly nuanced and well considered reasons for opposing the living wage that may surprise you – here are five …

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Big Debate, Is immigration a good thing?

Big Debate, Is immigration a good thing?

The Scottish Libertarian Party are going to be holding a debate online which anyone is welcome to attend if they wish and put their views across.

The debate is going to focus on,

Should the UK government secure her borders, with stricter immigration laws or is immigration a good thing and maybe the UK government should instead relax border security

Join us here online on Wednesday the 29th of August at 9pm

To join in,

1) Download and install Paltalk at http://www.paltalk.com if you are on a windows device.  If …

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