People

News, profiles and updates from people and insitutions in the comminity.

Thursday Speaker: Gareth Corfield

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Gareth Corfield is widely known as a sub-editor for The Register, a popular technology “tabloid” website. Amongst firearms enthusiasts will be known as trustee of the London and Middlesex Rifle Association, a sporting charity. He is, however, also a blogger and will representing himself as such when he speaks on Thursday 4th February on the UK’s gun…

Thursday Speaker: Robert Zdanowski

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Robert is a 31 year old Polish immigrant and a recent regular at the monthly meetup. He has made an impression in a very simple way: he worked the entire room, with great politeness and warmth, asking for the help he needed to get stuff done. Whether it was directions to the train station, seeking…

Thursday Speaker: Laura Lee

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Laura is a sex worker and activist who has been involved in the industry for more than 20 years. She started out working in a massage parlour whilst at university when she realised that it was a better way to fund her studies than more traditional options such as bar work. These days she provides…

Thursday Speaker: Old Holborn

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Old Holborn is the name given to a brand of tobacco, a substance I cannot talk about in case that is seen as advertising, which would be illegal on health grounds. Instead, let’s talk about Old Holborn the man. Appropriately, they (that is, Twitter) have tried to ban him too. More times than I am…

Help needed North of the border

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John Watson of the Scottish Libertarians drops by to tell us of a Council by election on November 5th in which his party is entering a candidate for the third time in a four month period. John is the former LPUK treasurer who, in the period after his election, was denied oversight of the books…

The American Association of Physicians and Surgeons

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For those interested in the practice of private, direct medical care in the U.K. and elsewhere, AAPS — the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons — is a national organization with chapters in several states of doctors who provide just that. They were founded in 1943 and are, at least mostly, conservativish-libertarianish. Their home page,…

New leader of LPUK must grab control

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The LPUK has announced a new leader effective 3rd October. The party register still lists the old guard of Andrew Withers, Nic Coome and Liam Hillman as in control of the entity for at least electoral purposes. This will presumably take a little time to update but must be an urgent priority. During his stubborn…

Thursday Speaker: Nick Cowen

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Nick Cowen is a short sharp academic with a shocking message for mainstream cultural conservatives: some people are kinky, get over it. Nick campaigns on issues such as the criminalisation of “sexting” (sending explicit images of yourself) by children, the criminalisation of extreme pornography, and studies the factors influencing violent crime, including London’s summer riots. His…

Thursday Speaker: JP Floru

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JP Floru is one of the British libertarian movement’s most recognisable and dynamic personalities. With a background in law, business as well as politics, JP’s perspectives on the need for freedom are delivered with the authority of experience. JP Floru has championed the cause of individual liberty since his arrival in Britain over twenty years…

Thursday Speaker: Allum Bokhari

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Allum Bokhari is a proudly-professed and – in senior circles – a “well regarded” libertarian. He writes regularly on for Breitbart that cluster of issues labelled often “the culture wars” – everything from Reddit moderation, campus “safe spaces”, online subcultures, overflowing identity politics, the Sad Puppies and #GamerGate. Before Breitbart he has contributed to Spiked…