Wales’ Latest “Experiment” in UBI will Prove Nothing and Here’s Why

Wales’ Latest “Experiment” in UBI will Prove Nothing and Here’s Why

Why the most generous basic income scheme ever trialled will only arm sophists.

Imagine a government official took one valuable item from each of your neighbours’ houses and put it in your living room each month, and then a documentary film maker came over to document how your standard of living increased dramatically over the course of two years.

Would anyone be surprised to see that you were better off, or that you “loved free money,” as was reported of the participants of the Finland study that …

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Announcing a new Nominating Officer

The Constitutional Committee has named our party leader Tam Laird as the new Nominating Officer.

We’re hoping that we will get as many candidates as possible in the upcoming Scottish Council Elections and this is our last appeal for anyone interested – now is the time to step up! Please wish good luck to the Nominating Officer and the candidates and join us in the campaign.

 

Kind regards,
Constitutional Committee of the Scottish Libertarian Party

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2021 Highland Council Ward By-Elections

2021 Highland Council Ward By-Elections

A Local Government by-election will be held on Thursday 12 August 2021 to fill two vacancies that have arisen in the Highland council.

Our candidate for Ward 3 – Wick and East Caithness is Harry Christian.

Our candidate for Ward 13 – Inverness is Calum Mark Liptrot.

 

Voting will take place between 7.00am and 10.00pm on Thursday 12th August 2021.

 

For any pro-liberty supporters living in those wards, please get out and vote!

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Do Feminists Deserve Free Speech?

Do Feminists Deserve Free Speech?

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”

Evelyn Beatrice Hall

There could not be a concept more foundational to western civilization than the right to freedom of speech. Yet, in today’s political climate of censorship and cancel culture, the sentiment expressed in the quote above may seem old-fashioned, maybe even quaint. Sadly, it seems that there are increasingly few people in the modern world willing to allow their political enemies a voice and even fewer …

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They want to be one of The Elect in Holyrood Heaven

They want to be one of The Elect in Holyrood Heaven

They want to be one of The Elect in Holyrood Heaven

 – but some questions need to be answered first

by Ian Mitchell

After Wednesday night’s uninformative television debate between the leaders of the main parties standing in the May election, it is increasingly important to ask candidates what they actually stand for. They work for the voter, so the voter is entitled to know what they believe in.

Every voter should email his or her candidate MSPs to ask them questions which …

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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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