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+

Help Wanted / Journalistic Internship

Working Libertarians is the organisation that runs libertarianhome.co.uk and the Libertarian Home Meetup – globally the ninth largest Meetup.com group for libertarians. We are looking for a passionate advocate of libertarianism (or one of it’s flavors, broadly defined) to manage and write up a short research project. The output will be a piece of quantitative…

Armed citizens can fill inevitable gap in public security

Submitted to the Telegraph in response to this article: Sir The police response to the attack on Borough Market was amazingly fast, but lives would have been lost had defiant citizens not confronted knife-wielding murderers with bare fists, pint glasses and bicycle baskets. The 8 minute delay is an inevitable gap in public security. We…

Libertarian Party Election Results

I am pleased to be the first outlet to pull together all the results for the four candidates fielded by the UK’s “Libertarian Party”. LPUK is a party with a unpleasant history, but it has kept going and achieved a new first at Thursdays election by standing 4 candidates. It has gained the trust of…

We must debate the content of extremist Islam

Sir Theresa May correctly condemns an evil ideology behind terror attacks. These ideas must be identified, separated, criticised and debunked in academia, media, offices, pubs and in the street. Speaking out is our least destructive weapon. But once understood, mocked, and condemned then evil can be defeated. People of every color and creed must debate…

Speaker Profile: Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett is a blogger, journalist and think tank manager. He is perhaps most famous for the book Dark Net, which profiled the social institutions present within TOR. This work was featured in a TED talk, shown below, which demonstrates Jamie’s particular talent for both open and fair minded analysis of people different from himself.…

Whether and How to Stand

I have been giving considerable thought to whether and how to stand and be effective at standing in Beckenham or elsewhere for a small party for this snap election. Since you are probably interested, I have decided that I am unable to bring forward the resources myself to do so. I do have a fairly clear…

What problems you care about most

Last night I collected your feedback about what problems you burned to solve. There are some old favorites and some surprises: Feminism, and specifically “Feminism = Cancer” (three people endorsed this sentiment) The lack of an effective opposition party (mentioned twice) Political Correctness – specifically how PC affects job security and speaking freely in the…

Thursday Speaker: Rory Broomfield

Rory’s first stint in organised politics was with the United Nations Association as a director on campus at York university. He is, therefore, not automatically opposed to supranational organisations. He has, however, been a director of Brexit advocacy group Better Off Out since before the word Brexit was coined. At York Rory got a first…

Thursday Speaker: Jerry Barnett

Jerry Barnett, a is technologist, entrepreneur and veteran left-wing activist. As an operator of adult entertainment sites for many years, he watched the rise of the porn panic, and saw much of the political left collapse into conservatism. He describes himself as an ex lefty “turned liberal globalist due to collapse of liberalism on the…

Live Streaming at Libertarian Home

As you know. I have been filming Libertarian Home events since Rob Waller and I started doing speakers – before they were even called Libertarian Home events. Getting the videos edited, summarised and online, however, has been a bottleneck and the bottleneck quickly has turned into a backlog and backlogs mean there is a project…