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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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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Are We Better Off Without Doctors?

Are We Better Off Without Doctors?

Are we better off without doctors? That’s a question I never expected to have to ask.

But since we have had to endure the insanity of the last six months, I’m beginning to wonder if we relied too much on doctors and the drugs they dispense.

Admittedly, getting an appointment has been made more difficult over the last few years, but we generally managed to be seen before we had a heart attack due to the stress involved and passed away.

Now, that particular stress has been taken …

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Policy proposal: Reform of nonprofit finance

Policy proposal: Reform of nonprofit finance

Nonprofit organisations and charities are an important part of civil society, and often help groups that would otherwise be ignored or forgotten. Supporting a nonprofit, whether by donating money or time, shows what people really care about, be it issues big or small.

The Problem

A healthy voluntary sector can be a crucial counterweight to government efforts to control society. However, its health is threatened by a disease that needs to be addressed. Since charities are so effective at helping people, governments like to help them out …

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A Chilling Affront to Scots Law

A Chilling Affront to Scots Law

The deadline for public submissions on the Scottish government’s new Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill is on Friday. The SNP, who introduced the bill, have tried to use the distraction of the coronavirus lockdown to limit its public scrutiny. Fortunately, however, people are starting to understand the implications.

The bill represents an unprecedented attack on freedom of expression through the creation of new crimes and a litany of protected interest groups. This has drawn most of the criticism so far. However, the …

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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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We Need To Talk About “Education” – Deschooling Society

We Need To Talk About “Education” – Deschooling Society

“School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is.”

Thus spake Ivan Illich. Austrian (we owe them so much) Philosopher, polymath, and author of the classic work Deschooling Society. A book that sits permanently by my bedside alongside Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged , The Complete Works of TS. Elliot and, The Count of Monte Cristo. But it is to Illich’s short but powerful gem that I turn to most out of the four.

When it comes to what we define as education I have …

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Why We Should Oppose Mandatory Face mask Laws

Why We Should Oppose Mandatory Face mask Laws

 

 
As summer is coming up and the number of deaths from Coronavirus are going down, you would honestly think that it will be time to grasp that breath of fresh air whether it be out in the garden, out for a walk on the streets or even in the park with bigger woodlands if you’re lucky. Except, that may not be the case any longer if the pro-lockdown and Health & Safety zealots have anything to go by.

Three months ago, right at the time when …

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