Annual General Meeting 2017

The yearly AGM is here! This event is primarily for party members.

Join us and talk about the future of freedom in Scotland. Please let us know if you’re coming.

Agenda

1 – Welcome from the Chair

1.1 – Overview of meeting format – timings, debate rules, venue safety overview

1.2 – Review of the day – outline of planned schedule

2 – Leaders address – Tam gives an overview of the year

2.1 Deputy address – Derek gives briefer follow up on party highlights

3 – Constitutional committee – CC chair gives …

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New Student Coordinator Appointed

New Student Coordinator Appointed

Ibrahim Hakim has been appointed Student and Youth Coordinator for the Scottish Libertarian Party.

Ibrahim (AKA Abey) is a bright student with a keen interest in both foreign policy and Austrian Economics. In addition to being Student and Youth Coordinator for the Scottish Libertarian Party he also runs the sister organization Scottish Libertarian Students which focuses on educating young people about the ideas of freedom and free markets.  

We wish him every success in the post.

 

Tom Laird

Party Leader

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News…. and an apology

News…. and an apology

Peter Sidor will be taking over as Membership Secretary for the party officially as of 1st September 2017.

Let me apologise to any and all applicants who have waited and may be still waiting for membership confirmation and or a welcome pack.

Peter will try to get on top of this before the end of the year. We have very few activists in the party and those who are active find themselves with multiple tasks, Stevie our previous secretary has been a bit overwhelmed with both personal …

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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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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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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, …

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

So opined Oscar Wilde. Although if he was so smart, how did he end up in Reading Gaol? That said, In terms of the Scottish Libertarian Party, I’m inclined to agree with the droll polymath. Right now we are not being talked about. I hope we can change that in 2017, and for all the right reasons.

For those of you who don’t know, 4th May 2017 will be the Scottish …

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We Shouldn’t Even Need a Basic Income to Meet Everyones Needs!

We Shouldn’t Even Need a Basic Income to Meet Everyones Needs!

Over the past couple of years the popularity of the proposal for a basic income, paid to everyone in the country regardless of their income and occupation (or lack of one) has become increasingly popular. For people on lower incomes it would be in the form of a “negative income tax”; for people on higher incomes it would take the form of a tax deduction; and for people in between they would get a graded combination of both.

It’s easy to see the appeal.

It would make sure that …

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