Jordan Lee

Libertarian activist based in London

Dose Of Liberty- Episode 2

Joined by Jamie Fordham, the face for Kent Libertarians and winner of the prize for activism in the Libertarian Party UK, Tammy, Jordan and Bruno go through events already buzzing the libertarian circle in 2018. The visit and talks by Jordan B Peterson in London the week before. The Chanel 4 interview with Cathy Newman…

LPUK Conference 2018

It is a freezing cold January afternoon. The setting is a brightly lit subterranean hall, the ridiculously baroque design of the room makes the place look like an upmarket nightclub. But people are not here to dance they are here to the UK Libertarian Party Conference. The LPUK has had an unexpected burst of energy in…

The State Does Not Protect Children

This week it emerged that a family in California had held their children captive and tortured them. The disturbing case of the Turpin children, dubbed the ‘shackled siblings’ by the media is truly horrifying. The fact that parents could treat their children in such an appalling way should send shivers up our spines. The state…

Workers of the Ward Unite!

Modern British trade unions are sorry institutions. They overwhelmingly represent degree educated public sector workers and are led by career radicals rather than respected professionals. The number of employees in Trade Unions today is well below the 13 million peak in 1979. This was not always the case.  In the mid-19th-century organisations like the Amalgamated…

NHS Number One Issue in Britain

A recent poll by YouGov suggests that the NHS is now the biggest concern for people in Britain. This is not surprising, our healthcare is in a truly desperate state. Waiting times are long, quality of service is bad and patients often end up paying for medicine themselves. The NHS has become a cause celebre…

Game Over for White Men?

“Welcome ladies and remaining gentlemen.” “It’s 2018 and marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn’t.” “For the male nominees in the room tonight, this is the first time in three months it won’t be terrifying to hear your name read out loud.” “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if…

The Silent Majority No Longer

This week it has emerged that the membership of the Conservative party is as low as 150,000. Some have suggested the membership has dipped lower than 100,000. This is a truly shocking for a major political party. The Labour Party’s membership stands at 500,000. The historical peak of party membership was in the mid-1950s when…

The Power Problem

The most stinging critique of Anarcho-Capitalism comes from professor Noam Chomsky when he argues that such a social system would be a sick joke. This is because the result would be the consolidation of power into the hands of a few mega-wealthy individuals. These super-rich elites would then be in a position to coerce the…

Why There Will Never Be #Justice for Grenfell

As the flaming edifice of Grenfell Tower bust onto our news feeds it was clear that a great deal of anger had been caused by the incident. It was an appaling tragedy and people were rightly upset that such a scene could have taken place in one of the richest cities in the world. Since…

My Moment of the Year

As 2017 draws to a close it is appropriate to reflect on this year’s events. There have been some important developments this year; the snap election, Grenfell tower, the Brexit negotiations, President Trump’s tiff with North Korea to name a few. But none of these are my ‘political moment of the year’. For my money,…