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NHS knew on Friday where Ashya had been taken

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This is the video message dated 30th August in which the father of a child with brain cancer appeals to the authorities to stop chasing him around Europe. Why did he end up a refugee? Because he dared to ask for a different medical treatment for his son, one which might stop his brain being damaged…

Libertarians and Science

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we must be wary of allowing any political ideology to blind us to objective reality. Our individual rights must be balanced against the rights of others Quite what this means nobody knows. Does the Guardian’s David Grimes define a right as something we are entitled to? In which case he intends that some people must…

Cameron’s hollow endorsement

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What this cover photo – of Douglas Carswell and Dan Hannan’s “The Plan” – does not show is the clear endorsement David Cameron offered to Carswell ahead of the election. It was printed on the back cover, and related to the earlier pamphlet on which the book was based. The Plan itself consists of some…

See No Evil

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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…

Incentivising good content for Libertarian Home

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So you may have noticed a little change around here. The homepage has been redesigned extensively to showcase more clearly what Libertarian Home is for, it’s purpose and goals, and to create certain incentives for the people who contribute. Other pages, including article pages like this one, category, tag and author feeds are lagging behind.…

Gaza has fields

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One of the recurring themes in the complex discussion over the Israeli Palestine conflict, which resumed this week after some peace talks in Egypt, is the issue of whether Hamas is deliberately placing it’s rockets near to civilians in order to protect the launch crew and win a propaganda war by deliberately endangering civilians. This…

Book update: The free market case for the poor

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Since announcing the birth of my libertarian book project back in September 2012, the project has waxed and waned as I have tried to decide on a focus. At long last, that process has been concluded and I now have a direction and a purpose to my writing having decided to address the controversial subject…

An Open Carry protest and stop conducted with civility

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Submitted by Jonathan Frost and Aaron [last name not given] this video shows their experience when participating in an open carry holding a AMD-65 and a Chinese Mosin Nagant. Open carry is a long-existing trend that has picked up some attention recently in the United States of America. Generally, participants carry guns as allowed in…

The demise of the Backbencher?

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Two weeks have passed since The Backbencher announced it was for sale. Signs of decline had been perceptible for some time, low comment counts, a slow decline in the rate of new postings, the sunny weather marking passage of its student contributors to exam time, graduation, and the careers they have rightfully earned.   The…