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 …

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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 …

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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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David Cameron is a Socialist

David Cameron is a Socialist

David Cameron is a Socialist? Now there is a provocative title.  It’s the kind of statement that is sure to evoke incredulity, mockery, and make the Scottish Libertarians seems like tinfoil-hatted conspiracy theorists or Cold War paranoids seeing red under every bed. Nonetheless, that is our message and it demands an explanation.

When libertarians use the word socialist we are not referring to Marxism per se, but rather to a social, political, and economic philosophy that has been dominant in Western culture since 1929. It’s more of …

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The Politicians Are Playing God Again

Remember the warnings of the Jeff Goldbloom character in Jurassic Park? Nature will find a way. In a similar vein, it was Sir Francis Bacon who said that Nature to be commanded must be obeyed. These are both important lessons that politicians in their arrogance are slow to learn.

One of the key differences between libertarians and socialists, and by socialists I’m referring to central planners on both sides of the house, is that libertarians believe that society, and therefore those trading relationships between the members …

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