How to fail at writing laws, a guide by the SNP

How to fail at writing laws, a guide by the SNP

New legislation to deal with hate crime – including “stirring up” hatred – has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament. Scotland’s Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf described the new bill as “an important milestone” in protecting victims. He said: “By creating robust laws for the justice system, Parliament will send a strong message to victims, perpetrators, communities and to wider society that offences motivated by prejudice will be treated seriously and will not be tolerated. Stirring up of hatred can contribute to a social atmosphere in …

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A Statement on Covid19 Developments

A Statement on Covid19 Developments

We, the Scottish Libertarian Party, support government efforts to contain the Coronavirus but we have grave concerns about the effects of the current measures.We recognize that it’s a serious issue but we are concerned that the long term effects on the economy could be worse than the effects of the virus itself.Worrying about the “economy” seems so frivolous when people’s lives are at stake but we need to remember that poverty kills as well. If we ruin people’s livelihoods we can expect them to have …

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General Election Announcement

General Election Announcement

I’m pleased and proud to announce that in a historic moment, none other than our very own deputy leader Stef Johnstone will be our first candidate to run in a UK general election.

Stef will stand in the Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency and I hope as many of you will turn out to support her as possible on and before December 12th.

 

Stef has been a stalwart member and supporter of the party for many years, and does much work behind the scenes as well as centre …

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Scottish Libertarianism: Brexit, Censorship, and Independence

Scottish Libertarianism: Brexit, Censorship, and Independence

The following is an interview conducted with party leader Tam Laird. The original article appeared on  23rd October 2018 here…

https://beinglibertarian.com/scottish-libertarianism-brexit-censorship-and-independence/

 

It is reproduced here by kind permission of the Editor of Being Libertarian.

 

Following the United Kingdom’s decision to break away from the European Union in 2016, an immediate call went out in Scotland for a second referendum on Scottish independence. The Scottish National Party (SNP) immediately sent out the call on the grounds that a majority of Scottish voters wished to remain in the EU, thus providing grounds for another …

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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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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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The Liberland Team Visits Edinburgh

The Liberland Team Visits Edinburgh

Last month Scottish Libertarians had the delight of hosting the Liberland President Vít Jedli?ka, Vice President Bogie Wozniak and Justice Minister Zorana Kozomara for drinks at one of our regular watering holes The Caley Picture House on Lothian Road. The team was in town for a UNPO meeting at the Scottish Parliament and were glad to have an evening away from the hard work involved in creating a new nation and spend some time with like minded folks. The event started with the Leader of …

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Joint Statement on Independence

Joint Statement on Independence

On the 13th March 2017 Nicola Sturgeon fired the starting gun on the second Scottish independence referendum and positioned the country for a second debate on Scotland’s constitutional future. We, The Scottish Libertarian Party, believe that this debate has immediately been presented in a manner that does a great disservice to the voters in this country.

That the result of the Brexit vote was the trigger for this subsequent referendum, the SNP has been quite open about. What they have done with calling this vote and …

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Universal Basic Income: For and Against

Antony Sammeroff gives a speech and answers questions about the proposed Universal Basic Income in Scotland.

 

Antony Sammeroff is a writer and life coach from Glasgow living in Edinburgh. He is the Scottish Libertarian Party’s spokesperson on economics and environment and hosts The Scottish Liberty Podcast weekly, with co-host Tom Laird. He also writes his own economics blog Seeing the Unseen.

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Libertarian Press Release and Manifesto

Libertarian Press Release and Manifesto

The Scottish Libertarian Party today (27/4/16) announce the launch of their Electoral manifesto for the upcoming Scottish Elections on the 5th May.

Alan Findlay, Party leader, said of the release:

“I’m very proud that The Scottish Libertarian party today announce the launch of their manifesto in their first national election. We are a new party dedicated to reversing the slow death of free speech in Scotland, and the only party dedicated to fiscal responsibility and a reduction of the tax burden, returning Scotland to real economic growth.”

Some …

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