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

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…

The Costs of Control

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As a software developer I want to tell you some things about autonomy, so that the story below makes sense. Autonomy is really very important in software development. The reason has absolutely nothing to do with computers and everything to do with economics. If you want a really very clear self-aware and powerful example of…

Thursday Speaker: Dominic Frisby

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This Thursday we are joined at Libertarian Home by the multi-talented Dominic Frisby. An actor, a writer, a comedian, a financial commentator and investor. It’s quite possible that Dominic is the most talented speaker we’ve ever had at Libertarian Home… In fact he’s so talented someone at the BBC, it doesn’t matter who, described his…

Guy Montrose out

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The LPUK website has had a refresh and lists the following: Simon Walmsley – Acting Chairman Well hello Simon, but wait – no Guy Montrose? Enquiries on Facebook show Guy is taking a “break from politics”. Since Guy joined LPUK notably more had been done, but I always said he was driving down a dead…

Libertarian Home speaker enters race for City Hall

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According to the Standard last month’s speaker Syed Kamall has entered the race for London Mayor and intends to win: Senior party figures have been pushing the London MEP to take on favourite Zac Goldsmith in the City Hall race but until now he has kept his powder dry. The leadership is understood to be…

LPUK is getting through press officers

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The Libertarian Party has appointed a new Press Officer named David Parry, a poet and wiccan, effective this Thursday. Strangely, the website lists someone called Sean Clarke as in charge of “Press & Promotion”, but that was not David’s predecessor. The guy who wore that badge at Liberty League looked very different indeed. So many…

Thursday Speaker: Syed Kamall

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There is a hymn that talks about the torture and death of an historical figure on a hill “without a city wall” which I was made to sing when I was about seven. I can still remember Mr Woodnut explaining the unusual use of “without”. Hills, while not commonly known for having walls around them are nevertheless quite…

Libertarian Party Local Election Results

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The newly tolerable Libertarian Party quietly announced a list of candidates some time ago on Facebook. I have been looking into what happened to their council candidates. In Crawley Adam Brown stood for Southgate ward. He finished last, but attracted 53 votes. Simon Walmsley stood for Horsehay and Lightmoor ward in Telford. That effort yielded…

Election Night Speaker: Leon Gunning

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Leon Gunning is Global Research Manager at IPG Mediabrands and lives in Harrow. He is a regular attendee of libertarian events in London including Libertarian Home and can claim to have helped get libertarian paper City AM off the ground by using demographic data to help them target distribution. Leon is also a freelance data…