Simon Gibbs

Simon is a London based IT contractor and the proprietor of Libertarian Home. Working with logic and cause-and-effect each day he was naturally attracted to nerdy libertarianism and later to the benevolent logic of Objectivism. Find him on Google+

Blank out of the day

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“Ted Cruz is now on speaking on the floor. He is the third Republican to participate and the first 2016 presidential candidate to speak today” The Guardian Live blog update, about 10 hours into Rand Paul‘s partial Patriot Act filibuster .

An Open Letter to Kevin McCloud: Go to Nepal

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Dear Kevin Yesterday Nepal was hit by the second magnitude 7 earthquake in a month. Buildings and livelihoods have been destroyed, lives have been lost under debris. I know your background is in lighting and theatre, but if there is one thing we all know that you know a thing or two about, then that…

Libertarian Party Local Election Results

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The newly tolerable Libertarian Party quietly announced a list of candidates some time ago on Facebook. I have been looking into what happened to their council candidates. In Crawley Adam Brown stood for Southgate ward. He finished last, but attracted 53 votes. Simon Walmsley stood for Horsehay and Lightmoor ward in Telford. That effort yielded…

UKIP useful, LibDems not so much

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After leaving the election all-nighter at 11 I was struggling to pick up, from fragments of news, what the sentiment was that lead to the unexpected Tory victory. Was is the sleeping lion of English nationalism rising against the SNP? Was it the thought of a left-wing coalition’s profligate spending?   This BBC chart clarifies…

Election Night Speaker: Leon Gunning

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Leon Gunning is Global Research Manager at IPG Mediabrands and lives in Harrow. He is a regular attendee of libertarian events in London including Libertarian Home and can claim to have helped get libertarian paper City AM off the ground by using demographic data to help them target distribution. Leon is also a freelance data…

Andrew P Withers Resigns as Libertarian Party Leader

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Andrew Withers long standing leader of the LPUK has resigned less than 24 hours before polls open for the General Election. To give credit where it is due, this is a sensible and inevitable step for Mr Withers and fantastic news for the liberty movement. With Mr Wither’s stepping aside there is room for the…

Liberty’s Locales

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To accompany Jordan Lee’s fascinating findings on potential libertarian battlegrounds, I thought I would bring you this nicely sharable summary of the best and worst places to try your hand as a libertarian. Constituencies have been ranked based on the basis of the “Euclidean distance” between the constituency and a theoretically perfect libertarian profile giving equal…

Quake struck Nepal, before the quake

We were also offered a place on this planned chopper-ride.

A little over two years ago I was deep in the Himalayas enjoying an adventurous honeymoon. It is emotional to see the place where we landed is now a hub for the collection of the stranded and the dead, rather than trekkers and their supplies. Though, I cannot help but think that life up there…

An “inability to deal with reality”

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“To put it even more simply, with the Milibands of this world, we are dealing with the mentality of a child. Now, I don’t care whether Miliband looks or sounds odd, or is a tosser who knifed his brother in the back, so to speak, although I suppose these things do matter. What, at root,…

How have spoilt ballots been interpreted before?

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After stating my intent to spoil the ballot I got push back from various anarchists. Some said my amusing message would not be read, this is obviously true and not the point – the point is to change the election statistics. Others stated that an elevated spoiled vote count would be interpreted as a desire to do…