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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Consent is The Basis of Morality

Consent is The Basis of Morality

Recently one of our candidates, Tom Laird, caused a stir at the local hustings in Leith for: “comparing taxation to rape.”

Now this may well have been a poorly conceived analogy devoid of context, and it will no doubt get flung back in the face of the party to the exclusion of other issues; but to compare is not to equivocate. Apples and Oranges can be compared.

The clip now exists on youtube under the uncharitable title, “Is taxation as bad as rape” – something Tam never …

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Lighting The Fire Of Scottish Libertarian Party

Lighting The Fire Of Scottish Libertarian Party

Sir Walter Scott in his fiction and poetry popularised a little known custom of the Scottish Highlands. In times of trouble or war a small burning cross was carried from to town rallying the clans to action. This was known as Crann Tara. Burning crosses would most assuredly be frowned upon today, but throughout history, and indeed fiction, fires were lit to call the people together.

In just over nine months since John Watson ignited the first signal on this great mountaintop we call Facebook, liberty …

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Gay Marriage & The Role Of Government

Gay Marriage & The Role Of Government

The Scottish Government have announced that they will introduce new legislation which will allow gay marriage as early as 2015. The real question is whether we need government approval. Do we need a new law allowing for gay marriage?

The only reason that amendments to the law need to be made by the Scottish Government is because they have far too much involvement in the voluntary contract of marriage as it is.

The Scottish Libertarian Party welcomes gay people being accepted and congratulates the SNP for recognising …

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