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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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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Aberdeen Councillor Flying the Flag of Liberty

Aberdeen Councillor Flying the Flag of Liberty

It is with great pleasure I am proud to announce another landmark event in the history of the Scottish Libertarian Party. Our first sitting councillor.

Sandy Wallace (a stout surname I think we can agree) , represents  Ward 18 Stonehaven and Lower Deeside and serves on the Aberdeen Community Planning Board, The Regulation of Private Renting Sub – Committee and the Sustainability Committee (that’s enough committees, Ed.) to name but a few. Sandy has joined us from the Scottish Conservatives of which he has been a …

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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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Free To Disagree : The SLP Support Dr. Waiton’s Campaign

Free To Disagree : The SLP Support Dr. Waiton’s Campaign

 

“I’m not aware of any liberal democracy that has got a bill that is as unbelievably authoritarian as this one.”  Dr. Stuart Waiton

Many of you may know the SNP and in particular the “Justice” Minister Humza Yousaf are determined to introduce their latest assault on individual liberty, The Hate Crime Bill.

See the previous article on this website for more details here:

scottishlibertarians.com/how-fail-at-writing-laws-a-guide-by-the-snp/

Dr. Stuart Waiton of Abertay University, a fellow traveler in the march against authoritarianism who did sterling work opposing the equally insidious Named Person legislation, has …

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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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