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Trump’s Afghanistan U-turn.

President Trump has recently announced that he will not be withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. This must be a major blow for his supporters. Many of whom voted Trump because of his promise to pull resources out of foreign countries in order to focus on domestic issues. ‘America First’ I believe he called it. This failure…

Why The Left are Getting it Wrong on History.

The events that transpired in the wake of the Charlottesville atrocities have sparked a wave of hyperbole across the USA. Public statues have been the focus of this upheaval. Several monuments have been defaced across the United States by radical activists. America and indeed the western world’s relationship with our past in under considerable strain.…

4th July: Freedom Is Worth Fighting For

As the 18th century was drawing to a close it became clear that the values of the radical enlightenment had changed the way people think about the relationship between themselves and their rulers. It is out of this climate that a wave of protest against British rule spread through Britain’s American colonies and gave birth…

Quacks and Snobs: Brtain’s response to the Grenfell fire

Almost two weeks have passed since the tragic event in Kensington that has taken many lives and left even more unaccounted for. Since the fire engulfed the 24 storey tower block in a wealthy area of West London there has been little in the way of sober and sensible reaction to the calamity. It has…

Help Wanted / Journalistic Internship

Working Libertarians is the organisation that runs libertarianhome.co.uk and the Libertarian Home Meetup – globally the ninth largest Meetup.com group for libertarians. We are looking for a passionate advocate of libertarianism (or one of it’s flavors, broadly defined) to manage and write up a short research project. The output will be a piece of quantitative…

Armed citizens can fill inevitable gap in public security

Submitted to the Telegraph in response to this article: Sir The police response to the attack on Borough Market was amazingly fast, but lives would have been lost had defiant citizens not confronted knife-wielding murderers with bare fists, pint glasses and bicycle baskets. The 8 minute delay is an inevitable gap in public security. We…

Libertarian Party Election Results

I am pleased to be the first outlet to pull together all the results for the four candidates fielded by the UK’s “Libertarian Party”. LPUK is a party with a unpleasant history, but it has kept going and achieved a new first at Thursdays election by standing 4 candidates. It has gained the trust of…

Rethinking Austerity

As the general election draws ever closer there have been hyperbolic exchanges between the political parties. Although the actual policy differences between most of them are fairly trivial there is a clear rhetorical split between the conservatives on the right and pretty much every other political party on the left. This semantic divide is most…

We must debate the content of extremist Islam

Sir Theresa May correctly condemns an evil ideology behind terror attacks. These ideas must be identified, separated, criticised and debunked in academia, media, offices, pubs and in the street. Speaking out is our least destructive weapon. But once understood, mocked, and condemned then evil can be defeated. People of every color and creed must debate…

What to do against terror?

Another terrorist attack in London. The third one in the England this year. Needless to say that this is horrible for the few individuals who, against the odds, actually got caught up in it. They really were very unlucky. Terrorism looks big on TV, but even in a year like this, it is in reality…