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Tim Carpenter calls for an SGM

In a message to emailed members, and available online, Tim Carpenter has announced his intention to call an SGM: This meeting is essential, in my view, as the Leader, Chair and Treasurer have resigned without and still refusing to sign over replacements as per Electoral Law, and so these posts should, in my view, be…

Gavin Webb to stand for Uttoxeter Town Council

Gavin Webb, former Liberal Democrat and ex-Communications-Director for the UK Libertarian Party has announced he is standing for Uttoxeter Town council. He stands as “the candidate with libertarian principles”. Uttoxeter is a town of 13,039 in Staffordshire. The controversial poll,  allegedly called at the instigation of the Conservatives, takes place on Thursday, 7th July in…

The Webb-Andronichuk proposal II

The second area of the Webb-Andronichuk proposal up for discussion is perhaps the most controversial section of the proposal, it describes the supporters base and internal party structure. Membership & supporters At present, an individual can sign up to become a member of the party by paying £10 or £15 membership subscription. This gives them…

A fresh start? The Webb-Andronichuk proposal I

In a part of my pitch yesterday I promised an opportunity to discuss, openly, the merits of the Webb-Andronichuk fresh-start proposal. The document details a set of reforms that promise to “make The Libertarian Party fit for purpose”. The proposal was published on a snazzy new site and a great deal more work went into presenting this nicely than any of the rival proposals published on LPUK.org. If this were a beauty contest, then the proposals would win hands-down, but what of the merits?

Welcome

For those Libertarians who joined the Libertarian Party, the last few months have been an unpleasant disappointing and sometimes stressful period. We joined to help build the Party up, to help make real changes in the country but instead the Party imploded. Yet, like a dying star, the Party has left a cold hard core behind, the fate of which is little understood, difficult to observe and highly uncertain. This does not mean the heat death of libertarianism.

LPUK SGM Postponed

The planned LPUK Special General Meeting due to take place this weekend has indeed been postponed. The meeting is essential to begin the process of renewal for the Party, but I have been informed that the meeting has been postponed due to technical issues with the invitation email.

Dear Libertarians

The problem with anyone trying to divorce politics from ethics, epistemology or metaphysics is that your opponents are not playing by the same rules.

The Myth of Majority Rule

There is a popularly accepted belief that is sorely in need of debunking. A government is legitimate if it has been elected by the majority of the governed, and thus authorised to make decisions by, or rule the entire populace on behalf of, that majority. That British governments are elected by the majority of the governed, and are thus authorised by those majorities to make decisions or rule on their behalf. That therefore British governments are legitimate.