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How Pfizer could patent bondage gear

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On 2nd March 2015 Warner-Lambert LLC (a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer) won a ruling against NHS England and various other drug companies regarding their patent for Pregabalin (trade name Lyrica). The judge rule that NHS England should advise clinical commissioning groups and clinicians, including GPs, that, when prescribing Pregabalin for pain, the prescription should…

A Regrettable Aggravation

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I have not been keeping up with the old LIbertarian Party because I lack the motivation to do so. I regard them as a pointless distraction which is frustratingly still ongoing. It is impressive what Guy Montrose has done with the Facebook page – it’s full of energy – but that energy is being wasted.…

Think of the health consequences

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Following recent public health guidance from NICE, the Government are apparently planning to encourage GPs to prescribe boilers, insulation and double glazing to vulnerable patients. I am pleased to say that, if this scheme goes ahead, it can only mean we’re nearing ‘Peak State’ and that the collapse of the current political system is imminent. The plan…

Liberty League tie ins

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Regular readers will of course be familiar with the annual Liberty League Freedom Forum. This year Libertarian Home will have a presence as part of the official “fringe” series of events, literally alongside such esteemed organisations as The Ayn Rand Institute and the Tax Payers Alliance. This goes to show that if you turn up,…

Things you can’t say about culture that are true

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I have been called a “bigot”, a “reactionary”, a “racist” and a “right wing nutter” on social media for my objection to multiculturalism. For those that were hurling these insults I was simply prejudiced and objecting to the very concept of our diverse, multi-racial society. For them “multiculturalism” is an attempt to create tolerance and…

The Pre-election Budget

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Another Budget Day, another series of delectable sound-bites knitted together with some lovingly cherry-picked statistics. George Osborne was expected to roll out an Earth-shattering list of accomplishments today when he delivered the final Budget for this Parliament. Commentators and journalists had spent the last week whipping themselves into a frenzy, speculating about potential tax breaks…

Quote of the day

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Politicians do not enter parliament to serve the public: their aim is to serve themselves. The less harmful majority aims simply at lining its pockets and building a career by lying, betraying the true public interest and behaving sycophantically towards those with powers of patronage. Yet these cur dogs do less harm than those politicians…

Reading Terry Pratchett

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I have read my fair share of Pratchett but it took a brace of articles by libertarians Marc Sidwell and Scott Shackford for me to realise that much of the Discworld – especially Ankh Morpork – was a story about a fictional Hayekian order, or rather the struggles to acquire and keep one. I find…

Happy Birthday Alex Ellis-Roswell

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Charity walker Alex Ellis-Roswell is celebrating a birthday in the wilder parts of Wales, having walked there – the long way around – from Margate. He is celebrating with a pack of Welsh Cakes. But what’s has Alex been upto since bumping into Royalty a month ago? Well, to start with he has been breaking in new…