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Andrew P Withers Resigns as Libertarian Party Leader

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Andrew Withers long standing leader of the LPUK has resigned less than 24 hours before polls open for the General Election. To give credit where it is due, this is a sensible and inevitable step for Mr Withers and fantastic news for the liberty movement. With Mr Wither’s stepping aside there is room for the…

Liberty’s Locales

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To accompany Jordan Lee’s fascinating findings on potential libertarian battlegrounds, I thought I would bring you this nicely sharable summary of the best and worst places to try your hand as a libertarian. Constituencies have been ranked based on the basis of the “Euclidean distance” between the constituency and a theoretically perfect libertarian profile giving equal…

The Libertarian Vote

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There has been much talk about the upcoming election, it’s supposed to be ‘the most interesting’ in a very long time indeed. In light of all this excitement, it’s perhaps fitting that we in the Libertarian movement indulge in some psephological acrobatics ourselves, and thanks to polling organisations this is possible. I have attempted to…

Beware of the watermelons!

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hi‘Imagine a world of efficient and welcoming public services, coordinated action on climate change, equality, workers’ rights, an economy that works for people and planet at a human scale, restorative justice, and real care for the future […] Imagine a political party that prioritises the protection of the land, the seas and their inhabitants.’ The…

Celebrities: Democracy’s most persecuted minority

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Of all the minority groups in our country today, none suffer the same level of prejudice as celebrities. If any other group were treated as badly as celebrities currently are, there would be outrage.  And how these gentle souls are victimised in our society is indeed outrageous. They are mocked and abused. They are subject…

Quake struck Nepal, before the quake

We were also offered a place on this planned chopper-ride.

A little over two years ago I was deep in the Himalayas enjoying an adventurous honeymoon. It is emotional to see the place where we landed is now a hub for the collection of the stranded and the dead, rather than trekkers and their supplies. Though, I cannot help but think that life up there…

An “inability to deal with reality”

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“To put it even more simply, with the Milibands of this world, we are dealing with the mentality of a child. Now, I don’t care whether Miliband looks or sounds odd, or is a tosser who knifed his brother in the back, so to speak, although I suppose these things do matter. What, at root,…

We thought we knew about war

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Series two of popular US TV show The 100 finished its UK run this week. The series had a dark, epic, complex plot hiding under the covers of a teen sci-fi drama. The final episode was a corker, disturbing, dramatic and thought-provoking it’s only weakness is that the prelude to season 3 did not look…

Robert Downey Junior in “not a liberal” shocker

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What is it that Krishnan Guru-Murthy really wants to talk about? More importantly, why? Is it really so odd to him that someone successful and popular might be a “not liberal” i.e. not a subscriber to the Guardian/BBC/Channel 4/FT community’s shared ideology? For the record, I would only admire RDJ all the more if he happened…