Ken Ferguson

Ken Ferguson is a retired businessman and is the former Communications Director for the UK Libertarian Party.

Ruling By Fear

The definition of ruling is “exercising authority or influence” and the very act of doing so should be anathema to all libertarians. We do not want others exercising power over us and good libertarians want all of our fellow human beings to be equally free of authority and would never dream of trying to exercise authority…

More Equal Than Others

Some interesting debate here recently on the correct libertarian response to feminism- here is my contribution. In my view, the equality pursued by feminists is the same as that pursued by socialists. Both are based on the notion that, because we all share the same broad genus, human beings deserve to be valued identically. Whist any…

The Spiteful State

The essentially spiteful nature of the state was evidenced twice last week. Firstly, our newly elected government in the UK decided that they were fed up with its citizens choosing to ingest certain drugs that made them feel happy. So frustrated, as they were, by their inability to stop us enjoying ourselves by means of existing legislation they decided to take…

Sexual Apartheid In Football

The following is the transcript of an interview I managed to obtain with one of the leading figures in the world of football. For some reason the mainstream media has neglected to publish it.   KF: Thank you very much for your time. You’re welcome. What would you like to talk about? KF: Well I’d like…

The Duty To Avoid Tax

For the first time ever, I walked into the Red Channel. There was nobody there, just a waist high white counter with a doorbell button. A laminated sign was sellotaped along side it which said “RING ONCE” and I pressed it. Nothing happened for the next ten minutes so I pressed the button again. Immediately a large man in a shabby…

See No Evil

It’s just been a bad week. Like most of you, I lead a quiet and peaceful life happily paying my taxes and smiling contentedly as I do my bit to keep the UK public sector juggernaut on the road. I am not active politically and rarely write any more. I am still a libertarian but I no…

Legal Theft

So the news over the last few days regarding the actions of RBS in closing down small businesses seems less remarkable to me than it will have been to many others

Remembrance customs

Yesterday we had various ceremonies of remembrance up and down the country where the current citizens of the UK congregated to remember those fallen in past wars. These are solemn occasions and there is obvious emotion involved when considering those who have acted heroically and selflessly and have sacrificed their lives on behalf of others.…

Fighting Slavery

According to the BBC that West Midlands police have had a fine result in arresting five people for sex trafficking. However I think the report raises some interesting questions. “Det Supt Tim Bacon said: “It’s hard to believe that modern day slavery is happening in the West Midlands, but sadly it’s on the increase and…

The Wrong Solution

There is no doubt, in my mind, that the announcement that a future Labour government would impose a freeze on energy prices is a political master stroke. Prices have risen dramatically over the last five years and are causing real people real pain. His policy will undoubtedly gain Labour votes by the barrow load. Of…