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KCL Libertarians’ Statement on ‘Endangered Speeches’ Event

We write to you at a paramount time where attempted censorship on campus is no longer looming in the shadows but is vividly on display in one of the most prestigious universities in the world. This afternoon’s event entitled ‘Endangered Speeches’ is due to be hosted by the King’s College London War Studies Department, featuring…

End public funding of science

There are probably few careers which have been so romanticised by the entertainment industry as that of scientists. Wild haired avuncular lunatics in white coats work ceaselessly to prevent the destruction of the earth by asteroids, virii or the occasional zombie outbreak, or tirelessly spend long hours in spotless labs finding cures for every disease…

‘Kingsman’: a Brexit explainer?

So much has been written about the rise of ‘Populism’. Many commentators have speculated on its origins while others struggled to work out what it all means and why it has come out. Examples of this populist wave include Trump, the Italian Five Star Movement and the British vote to leave the European Union. You…

Gun control doesn’t work!

by Stefan MetzelerGiven that the debate on gun rights in the US is flaring up again, let me sum up the situation in Switzerland. I’m Swiss and I’ve been fighting for gun rights for almost 30 years now. When I say that gun control “does not work”, I mean “it does not result in the…

LPUK Must Appeal to Students on Campus

by Christian PayneIf we should take one thing from the results of the last election it is this: The youth are now politically motivated and will play a big role in how the next election is decided. If the Libertarian Party is going to succeed electorally then they are going to need to capitalise on…

Youth and Opportunity

by David CairnieNow as a new wave of youths gets involved with politics, an opportunity has presented itself to inspire young minds with libertarian thinking and no longer allow for the ideals of liberty to go unheard and fall back down by the waist side. Politics has become the new trendy thing for a young…

John Stuart Mill Predicted the Outrage of Trump

by Timothy RooneyAs we approach the inauguration, I think of a wonderful insight of John Stuart Mill; everyone loves executive power– when his or her party wins the election. Back when representative governments were still an uncommon idea, John Stuart Mill—a pioneer of Classical Liberalism– advocated for it. However, in Considerations on Representative Government he…

The 4 most important points Gary Johnson didn’t get to make

by Luke TerryIn many ways, last night’s Presidential Debate was great television. Both sides delivered as expected: Trump acted like a buffoon and Clinton lied through her teeth. Overall Hilary won by staying quiet and letting Trump ramble on like a drunk uncle at a family BBQ, but Trump did manage to land a couple…

Sour taste over sugary treats

This week, a group of schoolchildren were invited to the Welsh Assembly to discuss the sugar tax. They chatted, debated, and came to the conclusion that the only way that they, and other children, could be protected from tooth decay and diabetes was by enforcing the tax. Now, it’s great to see children being encouraged…