They want to be one of The Elect in Holyrood Heaven

They want to be one of The Elect in Holyrood Heaven

They want to be one of The Elect in Holyrood Heaven

 – but some questions need to be answered first

by Ian Mitchell

After Wednesday night’s uninformative television debate between the leaders of the main parties standing in the May election, it is increasingly important to ask candidates what they actually stand for. They work for the voter, so the voter is entitled to know what they believe in.

Every voter should email his or her candidate MSPs to ask them questions which …

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Monumental May 6th Candidate Announcement

Monumental May 6th Candidate Announcement

The Scottish Libertarian Party have once again reached another unprecedented  landmark. On May 6th 2021 for the first time in Scottish history every member of the electorate will have the opportunity to vote for a Libertarian candidate, whether in a constituency, region or both. 

Party leadership together with our activists and candidates have worked hard to make this happen and I extend my congratulations and thanks to all. In of itself this is monumental, but we have an opportunity to do more.

With your help we can …

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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

The Scottish National Party bribed their way into power with a manifesto promise to scrap student debt. This was perhaps one of the most flagrant displays of bribocracy ever seen in contemporary politics. 

Students are a sympathetic demographic and people value education. But what about working-class people who went straight to work from school and had to pay taxes for it? What about all the students who took an extra job at the weekend or stayed home with their parent, so they didn’t run …

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Murder in Holyrood

Murder in Holyrood

A vicious and brutal assault was carried out in the Scottish Parliament yesterday resulting in a tragic and senseless death.

The victim “Free Speech” lay lifeless on the floor of the parliament as the 82 perpetrators, all MSPs, gloated and congratulated each other. Only 32 MSPs protested and tried to help the victim while 4 shamefully turned there backs and chose not to intervene,

The names of the perpetrators are as yet unknown, but continue to watch this space as full names and constituencies will be posted …

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A Price Worth Paying?

A Price Worth Paying?

What is the value of freedom? Throughout history it has been an ideal that wars have been fought over. A concept so important that our ancestors were willing to suffer and lay down their lives to protect it. They did this because they understood deep in their gut, that a life under the heel of a boot is not a life worth living. 

But to my dismay, it has become increasingly obvious over the past year that the general public does not share this principle. Out …

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Scots The Noo – People or Peasants?

Scots The Noo – People or Peasants?

Social historians tend to divide the past into two distinct periods: the time when most people were dependent on their masters for their identity and political opinions; and the later time when they were free to express their individuality and take private positions on public issues. 

 

The first situation is one in which people were “peasants” in the medieval sense, while in the second they were “people” in the modern sense.

The Battle of Culloden illustrated this difference as the Jacobite Army was in many was a …

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A Christmas Message

A Christmas Message

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been an annus horribilis for anyone who cares about Liberty.

It may even well have been for those who do not care about liberty, but they lack the ability or willingness to recognise it. It’s a depressing realisation when it dawns on you that most of your fellow Scots, despite their vocal assertions, don’t much care for freedom.

What they do want, is to be taken care of as one would take care of a child or even …

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Why People Don’t Trust Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine.

Why People Don’t Trust Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine.

Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

Michael Shermer, a famous skeptic, was forced to admit that one of the reasons is that some of them are true. In his research he found that the fact that some conspiracy theories are real feeds people’s suspicion and makes them susceptible to the belief in others that are far less credible.

We are increasingly herded into taking a hard line on issues which are nuanced. One example of this is an apparent increase in two camps: some people are entirely …

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The Real Pandemic

The Real Pandemic

For many months now a pandemic has been sweeping the western world. A disease that is a threat to health, our livelihoods and our very way of life. No, not covid-19, but a far more dangerous virus, that has infected the minds of government politicians all over the world: authoritarianism.

Symptoms include, but are not limited to, feelings of distrust and contempt for the public; brazen disregard for the rights of autonomous human beings; and the perverse delusion that governments are entitled to control our lives.

It …

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The Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill : How spying powers can be abused.

The Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill : How spying powers can be abused.

When Kingdoms were established thousands of years ago, the overall apparatus of spying on the population to find any hint of wrong-think or rebellion among the people who may want to rid the place they live in of authoritarian rulers has not changed much,

Rather it has evolved. The most trusted servants were often used by the ruling Kings, Queens or Emperors to gather information on finding out which enemies, both foreign and domestic, threatened them. Many empires of the past including the Roman Empire with …

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