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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To Our New Members

To Our New Members

Our membership is growing which is good news for our party.

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome our new members and apologise for any delay in getting acknowledgement from the party by way of letter or welcome pack. As I have mentioned before the harvest has been good but the workers few.

That is changing and the backlog is dwindling as this goes out, so that you should at least receive a letter and temporary membership card soon, if you haven’t already.

We will try to …

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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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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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Scots The Noo – People or Peasants?

Scots The Noo – People or Peasants?

Social historians tend to divide the past into two distinct periods: the time when most people were dependent on their masters for their identity and political opinions; and the later time when they were free to express their individuality and take private positions on public issues. 

 

The first situation is one in which people were “peasants” in the medieval sense, while in the second they were “people” in the modern sense.

The Battle of Culloden illustrated this difference as the Jacobite Army was in many was a …

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AGM 10/01/21

AGM 10/01/21

The postponed AGM is set to go ahead online by Zoom this coming Sunday at 10:00 hrs GMT. The connection details will be sent to all current members via email.

The meeting is open to all but we would ask that due to the extraordinary nature of the meeting being online and that this is the first time we have attempted this, that the meeting be attended by fully paid up members only. This will make the meeting more manageable. Only members are eligible to vote.

There …

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A Christmas Message

A Christmas Message

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been an annus horribilis for anyone who cares about Liberty.

It may even well have been for those who do not care about liberty, but they lack the ability or willingness to recognise it. It’s a depressing realisation when it dawns on you that most of your fellow Scots, despite their vocal assertions, don’t much care for freedom.

What they do want, is to be taken care of as one would take care of a child or even …

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Why People Don’t Trust Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine.

Why People Don’t Trust Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine.

Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

Michael Shermer, a famous skeptic, was forced to admit that one of the reasons is that some of them are true. In his research he found that the fact that some conspiracy theories are real feeds people’s suspicion and makes them susceptible to the belief in others that are far less credible.

We are increasingly herded into taking a hard line on issues which are nuanced. One example of this is an apparent increase in two camps: some people are entirely …

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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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A Call to Action

A Call to Action

The Scottish Libertarian Party is growing fast and we urgently need the following…

Area Organisers to help coordinate party activity and meet up groups in their locality.

If you are in Glasgow/Lanarks, Inverness, Dumfries, Borders, Stirling/ Falkirk or Perth we need a committed activist in each of those areas.

Also we have begun compiling our list of Regional PSPCs for the Scottish Elections in 2021 and keen to hear from anyone willing to be a candidate on the Regional lists.

We need your help to change the Scottish political …

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