AGM Glasgow 2018

AGM Glasgow 2018

September 1st 10:00 hrs

Hallmark Hotel

https://www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/hotels/hallmark-hotel-glasgow

 

Another year, another AGM. It seems like we only just did one. A lot of issues to discuss so please try to arrive on time.

I urge all paid up members to do their utmost to come along and vote. There’s no use moaning about the results afterwards if you don’t attend.

Lunch will be provided for members attending and the AGM and will be followed by the conference in the afternoon. Our guest speaker will be …

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Statement on Syria

Statement on Syria

 

In the early hours of Saturday morning  14th April 2018 the combined military might of the US, UK and France launched what amounts to an unprovoked attack on the sovereign nation state of Syria.  The pretext of the attack, to punish Bashar Al Assad and his regime for the alleged use of chemical weapons against his own civilian population.

Why then do I  say unprovoked? Because Assad posed no threat to the security, interests, overseas dominions, allies or peoples of the three countries involved.

But surely we can’t …

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The Case of The Nazi Pug : A Joke That’s No Laughing Matter

The Case of The Nazi Pug : A Joke That’s No Laughing Matter

March 2018 deserves to be recorded for posterity as a milestone. Or indeed a tombstone. A time When the Scottish Judiciary drove what may be the final nail into the coffin of freedom of speech and expression in this country.

It has been manifestly obvious to anyone that Police Scotland are a political animal and creature of the Scottish Notional Party. It would now also seem that the judiciary are firmly in their pocket.

At Airdrie Sheriff court after a trial lasting longer than Nurnberg, Markus Meechan …

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Council Finance Reform

Council Finance Reform

The Scottish Libertarian Party has adopted the “Blueprint for Local Power” council reform proposal from the think tank Reform Scotland as an official party policy. Let’s take a look at what it entails.

What are the reform proposals?

Local authorities will have responsibility for all areas which were not specifically reserved to the Scottish Parliament. This is also the principle governing the relationship between Westminster and the Scottish Parliament. Tasks need to be be carried out at the lowest administrative level practical – the principle of subsidiarity …

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

I for one am glad the festive period is over. Office parties starring  teetering hordes of amateur alcoholics, everything going up in price and silly songs featuring diminutive prepubescent percussionists that go “pa rum pa pump um.” (I searched the gospels for this anti social noise nuisance but he seems to be oddly absent from all four.) As you can probably gather. I’m not a fan. Except of course for the capitalistfest that was our own Libertarian Christmas party. Nothing less than a triumph of …

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AGM Minutes

AGM Minutes

Scottish Libertarian Party AGM Meeting minutes

Minutes from the Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Libertarian Party on October 21 2017. Held at Abode Glasgow, 129 Bath Street, G2 2SZ from 9 am to 2pm.

Opening and welcome from Deputy Leader Derek Scott

Pretty significant moments highlighted, especially the council elections.
Continued growth of party, which is anticipated to be maintained.
We’ve moved in the right direction despite the rhetoric made by now former members.
During this, Mr Scott announced his immediate resignation due to family and work commitments.
Thanks to Tam …

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100 Years on: Remembering the Millions who suffered under Socialism

100 Years on: Remembering the Millions who suffered under Socialism

 

There are two places only where socialism will work: in heaven, where it is not needed, and in hell where they already have it. – Winston Churchill

 

It is a recurring theme amongst socialists to argue that, if we only adopt the right system, a wonderful utopia awaits us. Indeed, the word “Utopia” owes its origin to Thomas More’s book of the same name about a mythical island where there is no private property and everyone takes what he needs. It is therefore an extremely appropriate …

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New Student Coordinator Appointed

New Student Coordinator Appointed

Ibrahim Hakim has been appointed Student and Youth Coordinator for the Scottish Libertarian Party.

Ibrahim (AKA Abey) is a bright student with a keen interest in both foreign policy and Austrian Economics. In addition to being Student and Youth Coordinator for the Scottish Libertarian Party he also runs the sister organization Scottish Libertarian Students which focuses on educating young people about the ideas of freedom and free markets.  

We wish him every success in the post.

 

Tom Laird

Party Leader

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AGM

AGM

The annual General meeting of the party will take place in Glasgow on Saturday 21st October 2017.

See events listings for details.

Please ensure your membership is paid up to date and do your best to attend.

 

I look forward to seeing you all.

 

Many thanks to Derek Scott for organising.

 

Tom Laird

Party Leader

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News…. and an apology

News…. and an apology

Peter Sidor will be taking over as Membership Secretary for the party officially as of 1st September 2017.

Let me apologise to any and all applicants who have waited and may be still waiting for membership confirmation and or a welcome pack.

Peter will try to get on top of this before the end of the year. We have very few activists in the party and those who are active find themselves with multiple tasks, Stevie our previous secretary has been a bit overwhelmed with both personal …

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