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+

Guy Montrose out

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The LPUK website has had a refresh and lists the following: Simon Walmsley – Acting Chairman Well hello Simon, but wait – no Guy Montrose? Enquiries on Facebook show Guy is taking a “break from politics”. Since Guy joined LPUK notably more had been done, but I always said he was driving down a dead…

LPUK is getting through press officers

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The Libertarian Party has appointed a new Press Officer named David Parry, a poet and wiccan, effective this Thursday. Strangely, the website lists someone called Sean Clarke as in charge of “Press & Promotion”, but that was not David’s predecessor. The guy who wore that badge at Liberty League looked very different indeed. So many…

Thursday Speaker: Syed Kamall

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There is a hymn that talks about the torture and death of an historical figure on a hill “without a city wall” which I was made to sing when I was about seven. I can still remember Mr Woodnut explaining the unusual use of “without”. Hills, while not commonly known for having walls around them are nevertheless quite…

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…