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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…

Speaker Profile: Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett is a blogger, journalist and think tank manager. He is perhaps most famous for the book Dark Net, which profiled the social institutions present within TOR. This work was featured in a TED talk, shown below, which demonstrates Jamie’s particular talent for both open and fair minded analysis of people different from himself.…

Election 2017: Back to Basics?

This year was supposed to be the ‘Brexit election’ with the issue of the EU dominating every campaign leaflet, TV debate and radio interview. Rather surprisingly Brexit has taken a backseat to more routine issues of debate such as the economy and health care. In the run up to this election pollsters and pundits alike…

The Politics of Loveliness

With less than a month to go before the British public decide who they want to lead the country. New election promises have become a staple of our daily news intake. In past elections issues of ‘competence’ and ‘reliability’ dominated the headlines. Yet this time round there seems to be a competition to decide who is…

Demonstrating in Defence of Capitalism

My family has been resident in the London borough of Haringey since the early 1970s. For those readers outside London, Haringey is a socially diverse area of north London, encompassing one of the wealthiest postcodes in London, N6 (Highgate is home to politicians and millionaire celebrities), as well as some of the most deprived neighbourhoods…