Aberdeen Councillor Flying the Flag of Liberty

Aberdeen Councillor Flying the Flag of Liberty

It is with great pleasure I am proud to announce another landmark event in the history of the Scottish Libertarian Party. Our first sitting councillor.

Sandy Wallace (a stout surname I think we can agree) , represents  Ward 18 Stonehaven and Lower Deeside and serves on the Aberdeen Community Planning Board, The Regulation of Private Renting Sub – Committee and the Sustainability Committee (that’s enough committees, Ed.) to name but a few. Sandy has joined us from the Scottish Conservatives of which he has been a …

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A Call to Action

A Call to Action

The Scottish Libertarian Party is growing fast and we urgently need the following…

Area Organisers to help coordinate party activity and meet up groups in their locality.

If you are in Glasgow/Lanarks, Inverness, Dumfries, Borders, Stirling/ Falkirk or Perth we need a committed activist in each of those areas.

Also we have begun compiling our list of Regional PSPCs for the Scottish Elections in 2021 and keen to hear from anyone willing to be a candidate on the Regional lists.

We need your help to change the Scottish political …

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What Do I Care What Corbyn Might Be? I Know What he IS

What Do I Care What Corbyn Might Be? I Know What he IS

Is Jeremy Corbyn an anti-semite? The debate rages but Keir Starmer appears to have had enough evidence and he has suspended him from the Labour Party over his refusal to recant.

It looks like he may even be expelled. Farewell then Jeremy, I won’t miss you. There’s another debate to be had here about free speech, and Jezza being entitled to express an opinion no matter how “offensive” that opinion may be deemed to be in certain quarters. But that’s not my argument here.

Whether or not …

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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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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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Leaving The Left

Leaving The Left

Why I left the modern Scottish left (and don’t worry, I’m not a right-winger nor a Tory nor a Unionist nor a member of the far right)

As Dave Rubin once said directly to camera in an 8-minute-long clip from his show The Rubin Report on 25th January 2017, “The Left is no longer Liberal.”

This is what I sadly see happening with the modern day political left in Scotland today. I was once proud to be a part of it throughout my childhood and  young adult …

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