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For God’s sake don’t re-nationalise the Railways!

Yesterday’s news on rail fare increases has, as can be expected, been met with the usual cries of outage by special interest groups like Passenger Focus and the RMT. Via Facebook, I found this e-petition to re-nationalise the railways, which has already attracted the signature’s of 1,969 mad fools.  Yes, let’s get the government even more…

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They want their taxes harmonised because they hate the fact that countries must compete for people and capital. Sarkozy dreams of a cartel of governments, which would give politicians more power over people.

Allister Heath

Drawing threads together

Have you noticed how the recent riots have confirmed everyone in their previous opinions? Whether you be leftwing or rightwing, liberal or libertarian, whoever and whatever you previously blamed for the decline and fall of this nation, the riots have provided the perfect example. So, in one way, the riots have changed very little. What…

Petition against Cameron’s Egyptian tactics

The Open Rights Group are organising a petition against moves to censor, block and snoop on social networks. [Cameron] announced on Thursday that the government would investigate if they should be able to close networks or user accounts if law enforcement suspect they are being used to organise rioting or looting. Even Jim Killock writes…

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There is very strong competition and highly efficient supply of functional clothing and basic food. Contrast that with long housing waiting lists, poor maintenance standards and enormous tax burden in the provision of council housing. What is required is for all housing to be privately owned and available in the same market irrespective of whether you are wealthy or poor. Supply will then meet demand…

Malpoet

Step back from the right-wing brink

The time for tough action was during the riot. The last thing we need is a raft of new police powers Look out for leitmotifs The politicians’ speech competition can go hang. Don’t tell me we need new laws. Don’t tell me that there’s nothing on the Statute already, that allows the police to deal…

A new face at Libertarian Home

I’d like to take a moment to welcome on board Trooper Thompson who has kindly agreed to begin writing here from time to time. Trooper has pre-empted this post with a post of his own, giving some of his reasons. Regardless of those reasons I’m very pleased to accept Trooper’s help. His historical insight and…

New Libertarian Party Website goes live

See here.  Of particular interest might be the page on party finance. Still no info on who is doing or what is going on following the past few months shenanigans. Or anywhere where feedback can be left (gee I wonder why?)

London would be better off with Anarchy

As I sit in my home and listen to Police helicopter hovering over Clapham Junction I can watch the TV coverage of the scene itself. This is scary stuff. Each time a car goes over the speed bump outside I hear a loud metallic rattle and get nervous. Is that looters? My new car is…

Anti-War assembly

While out in south London I was handed leaflets about an Anti-War event that might interest some libertarians. Stop The War are organising  a Mass Assembly in Trafalgar Square taking place on Saturday 8th October. You’ll have the opportunity to hear writer Adhaf Soueif, left-wing journalist John Pilger, international leftist Tariq Ali, musician Brian Eno,…