Events

The Libertarian movement is a community of think-tanks, parties, academics, activists and campaign groups. Organised events offer a great opportunity meet like mind people and delve into the philosophical, strategic and legislative issues of the day.

Cost of Living Panelist: Kristian Niemietz

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The job of a chairman is a little like that of a goal keeper. You only get remembered when it goes wrong. It nearly went wrong with Kristian. The first time I remember hearing his name was on the programme of Liberty League Freedom Forum where he was chairing a debate on the role of…

Cost of Living Panelist: James Bloodworth

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James Bloodworth, 31, is editor of the progressive evidence led blog site Left Foot Forward, which was founded by Will Straw. Born in Somerset he studied politics at Nottingham Trent and achieved a masters in journalism from City University in London. He has lived in and (as economic circumstances dictated) around London since 2010. James has written…

WE will build the roads! Implementing a stateless society

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Andy Bolton joined us on September 4th to share his view on how libertarians can act to change the world around them. Andy’s written notes follow: As you may know I’ve spoken here before on the topic of ‘the road to liberty needs a strategy’, albeit  briefly thanks to Simon. This evening I’d like to elaborate…

Thursday Speaker: Michael Jennings

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Michael grew up in Australia and lived there until he was 22. He initially travelled to the UK to study – to do a PhD in Mathematics at Cambridge. He moved back to Australia after that and spent five years in Sydney. Of his experience there he says “I love big cities, and I love travelling.…

Your Russian history homework

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Michael Jennings writes: I am giving a talk at a Libertarian Home meeting at the Rose and Crown pub in Southwark this Thursday evening the 2nd of October. (All welcome. Please come). The initial motivation for this talk was to attempt to shed some light on the causes of the current war in Ukraine. When I thought…

Video: Consent with Christian Michel

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Christian Michel joined us at the Rose and Crown on August 7th to deal with an important issue. As advertised, the premise of the talk was that consent is considered to be the foundation of proper human interactions, but yet it is not frequenty discussed as a concept in it’s own right. How is consent…

Thursday Speaker: Andy Bolton

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Andy is an outgoing, opinionated and occasionally surreal regular at the Rose and Crown. It is fortunate that he is always interesting to talk to because talking is his usual state of being. He is the only speaker ever to appear at a Libertarian Home event who – when ten minutes over a ten minute…

The Causes of the Cost of Living Crisis

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The present Cost of Living Crisis isn’t only a tragedy for many, it is the rallying cry of the left who use it to re-label long-standing concerns about “inequality” and to demand unearned legislated pay rises. Ownership of this issue is an electoral battleground. Labour have taken the territory first, UKIP have expressed an intention…

Thursday Speaker: Christian Michel

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Christian Michel is the suave sophisticated and quintessentially French organiser of a monthly philosophy and culture meetup in his London home. He is also a long standing intellectual “leader” of the libertarian movement due to his involvement in the running of Liberalia and ISIL. His papers such as those on justice and value for the…

Video: The Origin of the First World War

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It is difficult to understate the awfulness of the First World War. It lasted four years, killed 10 million people and saw the birth of a totalitarian communist regime. Something like 5 million Britons served on the Western Front. There they experienced trenches, mud, barbed wire and shelling at a minimum. Others would have experienced…