Institutions

Institutional news and internal affairs.

The policy free party

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James Rigby shares an interesting strategic idea with upstart blogger The Libertarian: there should be no party policies or manifesto. I’ll say that again. There should be no party policies or manifesto. There can be principles – libertarian principles such as non-aggression, individual liberty and property rights, but that’s it. My view is that only…

UKIP lose thanks to Tory vote splitters

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I liked this: UKIP’s Nigel Farage said the surge in support for his party was not a “freak result”, telling the BBC: “If the Conservatives hadn’t split our vote we would have won.” The BBC give the result as follows: Mike Thornton (Liberal Democrat) 13,342 Diane James (UKIP) 11,571 Maria Hutchings (Conservative) 10,559 John O’Farrell…

Richard Lowe leaves UKIP

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Richard Lowe, UKIP PPC for Chester has fallen foul of this local party. Via Facebook: Reasons for me no longer being a UKIP PPC/Member: Local branch had issues with: 1) Leaving the EU wasn’t my reason for being in UKIP. 2) Whilst I like open borders, I was never campaigning for them as a PPC,…

UKIP’s Latest Blunder May Cost Them Dear

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The ousting of Olly Neville as leader of Young Independence, the youth section of UKIP, and the reasons behind it, will no doubt come as a serious blow to the many libertarians within that party who had hoped that UKIP offered an opportunity to build a party with a strong libertarian message, even if the…

#OllyGate fails the Nigel Farage Test

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Dear Nigel, It is well known that you have two tests for a person’s quality… 1. Would I employ them? 2. Would I have a drink with them? You use it quite effectively to berate and point out how useless, out of touch and incompetent our political class are. So it saddens me that I…