Meet the Libertarians: Candidate Profiles

Meet the Libertarians: Candidate Profiles

It’s time to meet your SLP candidates for the 2022 Council Elections

 

 

1. Tell us about yourself, what’s your background?

 

My name is Jonathan Rainey, I’m 28 years old and I’m a volunteer litter picker & food bank helper from Dumbarton.

 

2. When and why did you become a Libertarian?

 

My awakening to become a libertarian gradually accelerated in 2014 when I voted Yes in the Independence Referendum, seeing the wars in the Middle East with western governmental interventionism become more intense in 2015 and then especially when I …

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Party Leader on GB News Discussing Smacking Ban

Tam Laird Debates Yaron Brook: Libertarianism Good or Bad?

Party Leader Tam Laird on GB News with Mark Dolan

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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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 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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What Do I Care What Corbyn Might Be? I Know What he IS

What Do I Care What Corbyn Might Be? I Know What he IS

Is Jeremy Corbyn an anti-semite? The debate rages but Keir Starmer appears to have had enough evidence and he has suspended him from the Labour Party over his refusal to recant.

It looks like he may even be expelled. Farewell then Jeremy, I won’t miss you. There’s another debate to be had here about free speech, and Jezza being entitled to express an opinion no matter how “offensive” that opinion may be deemed to be in certain quarters. But that’s not my argument here.

Whether or not …

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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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