Lion of Liberty 2022

Lion of Liberty 2022

Jonathan Rainey of Dumbarton was presented with our Lion of Liberty award for 2022 at our AGM.

Jonathan is a young enthusiastic and outspoken activist who has stood in several elections in the Dumbarton area both in the council wards and parliamentary constituency.

On all occasions he puts in an amazing and almost inhuman amount of effort and his leafletting work load is almost legendary. He narrowly missed out on the award last year. Great job and certainly well deserved on this occasion.

He is also a contributor …

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AGM New Deputy Leader Elected

AGM New Deputy Leader Elected

The Party AGM went ahead as scheduled last Saturday and was a great success.

Caz Paul has been duly elected as the new party Deputy Leader and we wish him every success in his new role.

Caz hails from Kirkcaldy Fife (birthplace of Adam Smith no less) and has been an activist in the party for many years and was a participant in the formulation of the party’s constitution.

He was also responsible for organising the party’s protest at the the Count Dankula (subsequently an SLP member) trial …

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Meet the Libertarians: Candidate Profiles

Meet the Libertarians: Candidate Profiles

It’s time to meet your SLP candidates for the 2022 Council Elections

 

 

1. Tell us about yourself, what’s your background?

 

My name is Jonathan Rainey, I’m 28 years old and I’m a volunteer litter picker & food bank helper from Dumbarton.

 

2. When and why did you become a Libertarian?

 

My awakening to become a libertarian gradually accelerated in 2014 when I voted Yes in the Independence Referendum, seeing the wars in the Middle East with western governmental interventionism become more intense in 2015 and then especially when I …

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2022 Local Election Candidates Announced

2022 Local Election Candidates Announced

The SLP are pleased and proud to announce that all freedom loving individuals will be able to vote for the following candidates in these areas:

Aberdeens: 

Oren Catz – Torry Ferryhill

Bryce Hope – Kincorth Nigg and Cove

Stuart Whitby – Strathbogie and Howe of Alford

Dumbarton:

Jonathan Rainey – Dumbarton

Edinburgh:

Tam Laird (Party Leader) – Inverleith

Gregor Masson – Fountainbridge Craiglockhart

Louis Rowlands – Pentland Hills

Peter Sidor – Morningside

Gary Smith – Drumbrae Gyle

Midlothian:

Daniel Fraser – Midlothian South

Fife:

George Morton – Rosyth

Glasgow: 

Cam Milne – North East

Nick Thomson – Anderston City Yorkhill

Highlands:

Harry Christian – East …

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UK Government plans Crossbow Control laws

UK Government plans Crossbow Control laws

Right on the back of an assassination attempt on Queen Elizabeth II on Christmas Day 2021 in Windsor Castle, the current Home Secretary of the UK Government, Priti Patel, confirmed 2 days later that a review will be carried out on the current laws surrounding ownership of crossbows throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Despite the fact that the 19-year-old man behind the incident, Jaswant Singh Chail, posted a video to his pals on Snapchat 24 minutes before the attempted assassination explicitly detailed his intent …

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Nanny Sturgeon isn’t finished with your kids yet!

Nanny Sturgeon isn’t finished with your kids yet!

New rules set freedoms to party, dance and snog..while rules for schools outrage parents!

Tuesday 3rd August brought another fascinating spectacle from the Scottish Government. Nicola Sturgeon took to the podium to announce she would be ditching part of her propaganda (the ‘Levels’ system) and relaxing certain restrictions but maintaining most.

While the new normal allows for dancing in clubs, no social distancing or late night curfews, young school-goers will be forced to mask up throughout the day, swab themselves religiously and ‘keep a safe distance’ from …

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The Road to Hell

The Road to Hell

Many government agencies show contempt for personal freedoms and none more so than in the case of the DVLA.

While the environmentalists among us may cheer the decreasing access to cars, the DVLA has become one of the biggest barriers to modern independence and prosperity.

Currently, new drivers have to wait months to receive even basic documentation like a provisional license; those with medical conditions wait much longer! As one report in The Guardian put it: “The driving license renewal problems appear to particularly affect those without a …

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Scottish Education: A Failure on Two Fronts

Scottish Education: A Failure on Two Fronts

SLP Contributor Ross Gibson summarises the sad state of affairs in Scottish Education and questions the recent action of government officials.

Scotland used to pride itself on having the best education system in the world. Thanks to the interference of the Scottish Government and its ideologically driven policies, Scotland’s education system has become nothing short of an embarrassment. 

While Scotland used to boast the highest attainment scores in the UK, recent studies have made clear that is simply no longer the case. According to the Programme for …

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Fortifying the Firewalls

Fortifying the Firewalls

The Cult of Personality and a short lesson in online security.

Places to speak freely on the internet are diminishing, and the new norm is for people to censor their own speech out of fear. Once, the only people to be cautious around were the ‘loving and tolerant’ Left who would go out of their way to dox, harass and have you fired from your job for having a differing opinion. However, with the introduction of the Scottish Hate Crime Bill, Online Harms, Communications Act and …

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Big Win for Alberta

Bamboozled bureaucrats in Canada SCRAMBLE after being challenged by local man over $1200 fine!

Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Alberta, Canada has lifted the majority of Covid-related restrictions after being taken on by a brave freedom fighter!

In an interview with the Stew Peters Show, Patrick King told his story which took him from being slapped with a $1200 fine for breaking Covid regulations to being the man who saved Alberta from tyranny – or at least a chunk of it! After being targeted by the …

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