Event Info

Organised events offer a great opportunity meet like mind people and delve into the philosophical, strategic and legislative issues of the day. The latest event announcements are found here.

New Sessions at Benevolent Laissez Faire

Just a few days to go to the Benevolent Laissez-Faire conference, and we are very excited to welcome you at De Morgan House (the new venue). We have a few exciting additions to the event which we delighted to inform you about: – Dr Syed Kamall, MEP will be returning to talk about his views on…

Benevolent Laissez Faire Conference Schedule

Our “Benevolent Laissez-Faire” conference will be held on May 14th at De Morgan House, Russel Square. Tickets cost from £5 to £15 and are available on Meetup and Eventbrite: BUY TICKETS 12:30 – Conference Registration / Check-in 12:45 – Introduction by Simon Gibbs 13:00 – Poverty Solutions Without Politics – Syed Kamall Syed Kamall is chairman of the…

Benevolent Laissez Faire

The centre-ground continues to march to the left on issues of tax. Since UKUncut began bullying and intimidating retail employees, large corporate employers have been forced to cancel tax-planning measures and raise their tax-bills and help avoid “austerity-cuts”. We have seen the expectations of tax-recipients and their professional advocates rise. It is no longer merely…

Thursday Speaker: Chris Mounsey

Chris is a well known and widely admired libertarian activist and on-off blogger. His infamous “Devil’s Kitchen” swear-blog used a dramatic persona to articulate the visceral anger which is felt by many toward the supremacy of the state, and which should, perhaps, be felt by many more. Devil’s Kitchen was not, of course, Chris’ first…

Robert Zdanowski on The Free State Project

Robert began, somewhat surprisingly, by talking about the Schlieffen Plan, his point being that the German General Staff after the First World War included people whose entire job was to criticise and to find the weak spots in all the various plans that other members of the German General Staff were proposing. And for quite a…

Thursday Speaker: Gareth Corfield

Gareth Corfield is widely known as a sub-editor for The Register, a popular technology “tabloid” website. Amongst firearms enthusiasts will be known as trustee of the London and Middlesex Rifle Association, a sporting charity. He is, however, also a blogger and will representing himself as such when he speaks on Thursday 4th February on the UK’s gun…

Thursday Speaker: Robert Zdanowski

Robert is a 31 year old Polish immigrant and a recent regular at the monthly meetup. He has made an impression in a very simple way: he worked the entire room, with great politeness and warmth, asking for the help he needed to get stuff done. Whether it was directions to the train station, seeking…

Thursday Speaker: Laura Lee

Laura is a sex worker and activist who has been involved in the industry for more than 20 years. She started out working in a massage parlour whilst at university when she realised that it was a better way to fund her studies than more traditional options such as bar work. These days she provides…

Freedom of Choice and Personal Responsibility Under Threat

The ideal of many in the public health movement is a compliant, health obsessed person, utterly dependent on the state for their sense of right and wrong. The public health lobby seeks to relieve us of the power to make our own decisions based on personal choice and the willingness to take responsibility for our…

Thursday Speaker: Old Holborn

Old Holborn is the name given to a brand of tobacco, a substance I cannot talk about in case that is seen as advertising, which would be illegal on health grounds. Instead, let’s talk about Old Holborn the man. Appropriately, they (that is, Twitter) have tried to ban him too. More times than I am…