Orwell’s Newspeak : The New Normal

Orwell’s Newspeak : The New Normal

The term “Orwellian” is a word thrown around like confetti these days. Often in hyperbolic terms but in most instances I think it’s justified.

For those of you who never read George Orwell’s 1984 (studies show about 90% of people who say they have, haven’t. ….. OK I pulled that figure out of my backside but it’s pretty close.) I strongly advise you should do so now, before it’s too late. I’m sure someone somewhere will indulge in a bit of offence archaeology and uncover some …

Read More »

Notes from the Underground: Holyrood Confidential

Notes from the Underground: Holyrood Confidential

Like a few other curious individuals, concerned citizens and free thinkers who oppose the lockdown on the apparently insane principle that there is no evidence whatsoever that it is doing any good but on the contrary there is much evidence it’s doing harm. I attended today’s Anti Lockdown demo in Holyrood Park.

Apart from the disparate and brave few(I identified around 30)who defied Wee Sister in order to push back against state overreach, notable by absence were any I could possibly describe as “Far Right”. I …

Read More »

Let The People Go!

Let The People Go!

Unfortunately I don’t have the divinely inspired powers of Moses to utilise the ten plagues of Egypt upon our modern day despots.

But in the end, as Linkin Park have immortalised, it doesn’t even matter. Our despots seem determined to bring the plagues down us all by their own hubris and design. 

We have all done it I suppose. Made that ill thought through judgment in a moment of panic under pressure, then as it becomes patently obvious that it was a wrong decision, we struggle to …

Read More »

Deputy Leader Smashes Return Record in Kilmarnock

Deputy Leader Smashes Return Record in Kilmarnock

Congratulations to Steff Johnstone for her fantastic result in Kilmarnock and Loudoun.

A whopping 405 votes beats the party record in any election so far by a huge margin.

Steff has achieved this result with extremely hard work and effort under exceptionally difficult conditions.

Well done!

 

Take a Day off.

 

Tam Laird

Leader

 

Read More »

Frog Boiling and Free Speech

Frog Boiling and Free Speech

According to the “Boiling a Frog” theory, if you place a frog into hot water it will immediately jump out. If however you place the same unfortunate and unsuspecting amphibian into cold water, and gradually and incrementally increase the heat. The slimy, goggley- eyed fool will boil to death before it realises what’s occurring. So ok, experiments have been conducted and it turns out that the theory, like many others we are fond of, is a complete load of old bollocks. Sorry to ruin one …

Read More »

Statement on Brexit

Statement on Brexit

Brexit Statement.

 
When she took office, Theresa May claimed that “To deliver Brexit, you must believe in Brexit.” She doesn’t, so she hasn’t. Her belief that Brexit is fundamentally bad for Britain has shaped her approach to the issue. She believes that the best Brexit is the weakest Brexit, irrespective of what we voted for. Sadly, the EU has taken advantage of this to demand a punitive financial payment of £39 billion and straightjacketed our economy by demanding compliance with its rules and regulations. This leaves …

Read More »

Meet the Libertarians

Meet the Libertarians

Andrew Coventry is one of our recent defectors from the SNP. He outlines his journey to the Libertarians.

 

I recently joined the Scottish Libertarian Party having left the SNP after 34 years. I will not lie this was not an easy thing for me to do. As the song says I had given the best years of my life to a party with which I had become increasingly disillusioned. It wasn’t only the relentless drift to the left or the blind allegiance to the E.U. although …

Read More »

Liberty Under Threat

A speaking event will be taking place at Stirling University campus on Weds 17th October at 19:00 hrs featuring Liam Harkness our treasurer. Liam is an accomplished public speaker with a passion for Liberty.

The other guest speaker will be Andrew Withers Chairman of the Libertarian Party UK. The topic for discussion will be Liberty Under Threat and will include a Q&A session afterwards.

Please try to make it along and support the event organised by Stirling Uni Libertarian Society.

Read More »

NHS. Not the Messiah, Just a Mess.

NHS. Not the Messiah, Just a Mess.

The NHS is a False Prophet

 

“Woe unto you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.”

– Luke 6:26

 

Our National Health Service just turned 70! According to a recent article in The Guardian by Polly Toynbee, The NHS is our religion in the UK and that’s why the conservative government can’t destroy it. Of course, the Conservative government have never actually tried to destroy the NHS. They haven’t even reduced the amount spent on the NHS. They haven’t …

Read More »

CommonWeal: Forget about the consequences of your actions

CommonWeal: Forget about the consequences of your actions

Public authorities would be allowed to seize land under the “Public Land Value Capture” proposal suggested by the think tank Common Weal. In short, public authorities should have the legal means to purchase land at the existing “use value” rather than at the anticipated future value once planning permission is granted (known as ‘hope value’).

Public authorities would borrow against the future uplift (upswing) in land value from the granting of planning permission to develop the site. This borrowed sum could then be used to fund …

Read More »