General Election 2024

General Election 2024

The party are fielding candidates in the General Election in the following constituencies:

 

Edinburgh West: Tam Laird  (Party Leader)

Mid-Lothian: Daniel Fraser (Veteran SLP campaigner and activist)

Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath: Caz Paul (Deputy Leader)

Motherwell, Wishaw and Carluke: Ross Hagen (Chairman. Party Policy Group)

 

Any party members residing in the constituencies are encouraged to lend their support for any campaign activities and please turn out to vote for your Libertarian candidate.

 

Keep watching for further announcements on this website and on X (Twitter) at @ScoLibertarian

 

Yours For Liberty

Tam Laird

Party Leader

Read More »

Happy New Year 2024

Happy New Year 2024

Another planetary sojourn around the sun has ended and another commences. Plus ca change, plus ca le meme chose as the French say. But who cares?

Being libertarian has always been hard and seems to get harder as we go. Everyone loves freedom until it costs them their free stuff, then suddenly the teat and heel of the state appear more attractive to Mr and Mrs Normie.

The last year has seen members come and members go but the core membership remains steady and the party and …

Read More »

AGM 2023 Agenda

AGM 2023 Agenda

Time and place: September 23rd (Saturday) at 11am, in the Merchants House of Glasgow, on 7 West George Street in Glasgow, G2 1BA.

AGM Opening:

1.1) Housekeeping rules by AGM Chair; welcome all members and name any special visitors
1.2) Apologies for absence
1.3) Establishing quorum:

Only attending Party members, who have not been suspended, and have been a member for at least six months, will be entitled to vote.
A two-thirds majority of those voting will be required for a vote to be carried.

1.4) Minutes from previous AGM
1.5) Any matters …

Read More »

AGM 2023 Announcement

AGM 2023 Announcement

The 2023 Annual General Meeting will be on September 23rd (Saturday) at 11am, in the Merchants House of Glasgow, on 7 West George Street in Glasgow, G2 1BA.

The detailed AGM agenda will be announced on our website in due time. Any proposals or candidacies should be addressed to [email protected].

If you’re coming, please let us know! We hope you will all join us for a day of ideas, debate and merriment.

Read More »

Henry VIII would be proud

Henry VIII would be proud

Throughout history, rulers have employed secret police and intelligence networks to monitor dissent and quell opposition. One notable example was the notorious King Henry VIII, whose reign was marked by a relentless pursuit of control and suppression of dissenters.

During the tumultuous reign of Henry VIII, dissent and disagreement were seen as threats to his power and authority. To maintain control, the king established a formidable network of spies and informants who systematically identified individuals who opposed his policies. Under the guidance of his chief minister, …

Read More »

There’s An Elephant in The Room of The Trans Wars

There’s An Elephant in The Room of The Trans Wars

For the best part Libertarians have looked on with interest and amusement at the current war between TERFS( Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists) and their Trans opponents. Hurling the usual magic spell words at each other (bigot, fascist, Nazi, fill in the blank with the sobriquet de jour) and each claiming the moral high ground.

There is a fairly simple libertarian solution to the issues surrounding the debate which I will come to later, but in the meantime it strikes me that there’s an aspect of this whole …

Read More »

For the love of [BLEEP], the SNP & the modern-day Pro-Indy Movement are NOT Nationalists!

For the love of [BLEEP], the SNP & the modern-day Pro-Indy Movement are NOT Nationalists!

Guest article from Jonathan Rainey

The other day while scrolling through Twitter, I noticed the usual set of tweets from pro-UK Unionist accounts lambasting the SNP again which to be fair is not surprising as there’s always something to be critical of the party for, given their latest terrible antics still continuing even after Humza Yousaf became the newly elected leader of the SNP and now First Minister of Scotland, but having seen the word ‘nationalist’ used so often by them in derogatory terms despite the …

Read More »

Ofcom’s control of the media has got to go

Ofcom’s control of the media has got to go

Guest article from Jonathan Rainey

 

Following the debates in the UK Parliament surrounding the new Online Safety Bill [1] which, while it has it’s good intentions on tackling some issues like children accessing bad material, promotion of self-harm (centred primarily around the case of 14-year-old Molly Russell who committed suicide after finding material encouraging her to cause herself physical harm & posted online publicly about her bad depression [2]), internet fraud and cyberflashing, it officially proposes that Ofcom, the British regulator of postal & telephone communications …

Read More »

No SNP, the blame doesn’t just lie with Westminster

No SNP, the blame doesn’t just lie with Westminster

Guest article from Jonathan Rainey

On Wednesday 23rd November 2022, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom handed down a judgement that would effectively solidify Scotland’s existence to the current union of the UK. [1] All 5 judges unanimously ruled that the Scottish Parliament does not have the legislative powers within the Scotland Act of 1998 to hold another Independence Referendum without consent from the UK Government in Westminster. The consent refers to Section 30 of the Scotland Act of 1998 which allows Holyrood to pass …

Read More »

Candidate For Corstorphine/Murrayfield March 9th

Corstorphine/Murrayfield by election – Scottish Libertarian Party – Gary Smith

Read More »