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+

Libertarians’ post-it policies on immigration

Last night’s meetup afforded an opportunity to poll attendees on immigration. I asked everyone to imagine themselves to be writing a manifesto and to state their policy on a post-it note. The goal of this exercise is to generate on-topic talking points for attendees, and is far from rigorous. 13% did not participate and the…

On How Social Media Shapes Protest Movements

Ford Fisher, occasionally of this parish, is a video journalist and founder of News2Share. His footage from inside high profile protests is fascinating although sometimes too long to watch repeatedly and analyse. So insights like this where he is spotting patterns in his work are really useful windows into the workings of movements. Ford was…

Libertarian Home as a Town Square

Occasionally Libertarian Home authors disagree with each other. Occasionally Libertarian Home readers disagree with Libertarian Home authors, and each other, too. As the political atmosphere becomes more divided and new forces rise and fall this is only going to happen more often. Today two different people have been in contact. One challenging me not to…

Speaker Profile: Ian Dunt

Ian Dunt is editor of the popular political commentary site “politics.co.uk” and has written and for many other publications. He is mentioned most often for his work as political editor of the Erotic Review where he has written on pornography and the pornography regulator ATVOD. He is a political analyst for Yahoo where he covers the party…

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…