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

New leader of LPUK must grab control

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

The UK Libertarian Party mislaid four times it’s current revenue

A further dramatic aspect of the General election was when Andrew Withers – once treasurer of LPUK – resigned his role of leader within 24 hours of the polls opening, effective at the next AGM. This sounds mad, but for someone with such a toxic history it made electoral and practical sense. In fact it is the best…