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+

New leader of LPUK must grab control


The LPUK has announced a new leader effective 3rd October. The party register still lists the old guard of Andrew Withers, Nic Coome and Liam Hillman as in control of the entity for at least electoral purposes. This will presumably take a little time to update but must be an urgent priority. During his stubborn…

Thursday Speaker: Nick Cowen

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Nick Cowen is a short sharp academic with a shocking message for mainstream cultural conservatives: some people are kinky, get over it. Nick campaigns on issues such as the criminalisation of “sexting” (sending explicit images of yourself) by children, the criminalisation of extreme pornography, and studies the factors influencing violent crime, including London’s summer riots. His…

A group of fascists walk into a bar


A jovial band of jolly political activists walk into a bar, they are each united by their love of policies that seek to take control over the lives of others, their tolerance or support for pervasive surveillance, for controls on speech, by their support for a party that endorsed an illegal war, and their fondness…

Doctors threaten to flee NHS


Hundreds of NHS doctors have swarmed upon Westminster to demonstrate the seriousness of problems that could see them fleeing the NHS for jobs in Australia and New Zealand. Apparently oblivious to the damage such a statement causes to the dependable reputation of the NHS they proclaimed that they represented “most doctors” and they described the…

Long live the Queen?


We were live at the scene when a flotilla of regal boats created no “fuss” as they paraded along the Thames. Crowds of surprised onlookers gathered on the Millennium Bridge and on Bankside.         Expensive? I expect so. Legit? You tell me.

How to be healthy


I see the value in this kind of thinking, described as a kind of therapy by Greg Lukianoff  and Jonathan Haidt but sharing much of what I would “education” or even “parenting”: The goal is to minimize distorted thinking and see the world more accurately. You start by learning the names of the dozen or…

Ending fake charities


A few short days ago, Sara Scarlett, a well known libertarian and a former Lib Dem started a petition calling on the Government to cease all funding of the charitable sector. A “charity” which receives taxpayer funding is simply not a charity. In light of the Kids Company scandal it is fair to say that…



Let it be known that, this day, Ayumi Meegan,  and Richard Carey, both of this parish, were wed at St James’ Church, Piccadilly. The ceremony was attended by an international circle of family and friends including several members of this community. The Wren edifice failed to upstage the great quality of this union.      

Could the FT swing right?


The Financial Times is a media organisation. As you enter you are greeted by a painting of a shark being eaten by ever larger sharks opposite a drawing of Richard Branson made up like Che Guevara.  Amongst its general staff there are closer links with organisations like the BBC and the Guardian than the Times…

Thursday Speaker: Allum Bokhari


Allum Bokhari is a proudly-professed and – in senior circles – a “well regarded” libertarian. He writes regularly on for Breitbart that cluster of issues labelled often “the culture wars” – everything from Reddit moderation, campus “safe spaces”, online subcultures, overflowing identity politics, the Sad Puppies and #GamerGate. Before Breitbart he has contributed to Spiked…