Tag Archive for LPUK

A new face at Libertarian Home

I’d like to take a moment to welcome on board Trooper Thompson who has kindly agreed to begin writing here from time to time. Trooper has pre-empted this post with a post of his own, giving some of his reasons. Regardless of those reasons I’m very pleased to accept Trooper’s help. His historical insight and…

New Libertarian Party Website goes live

See here.  Of particular interest might be the page on party finance. Still no info on who is doing or what is going on following the past few months shenanigans. Or anywhere where feedback can be left (gee I wonder why?)

“Chairman’s” email

Some LPUK members may have received an email today from Nic Coombe, who purports to be the Chairman of LPUK. His position is controversial, to say the least, with Gavin Webb rightfully appointed to this position by the NCC. To the extent the position is held, it is held by default of bureaucratic actions being…

LPUK Blogspot revived?

As if things couldn’t get any weirder after Simon’s last post on the matter, the old LPUK blogspot site has now been revived with a notice that was posted Monday 25th July stating the following: For the past three months the Libertarian Party of the United Kingdom has been unable to have a say on…

Leader designate still working on SGM vote

I’ve learnt that Tim Carpenter, the NCC’s appointed interim for party leader, is continuing to work on a plan to hold an SGM and a valid vote on appointments and reforms. Given the fact that Andrew Withers is simultaneously leading the same party in another direction one imagines this is fraught with difficulties.

Does Withers want to go it alone?

Ian Parker-Joseph’s new company is hosting a website, at libertarianpartyuk.com with a PayPal button inviting members to donate to the “Libertarian Party” and renew memberships. The site gives an unfamiliar address at Gemini Business Centre in Brighton. The NCC is not presently in control of all the Party’s known bank accounts so where this money…

LPUK.org is dead

Ken Ferguson explains, over at Outspoken Rabbit: Withers … tried to have the party de-registered with the Electoral Commission. Having failed in this, he turned his attention to the website, not targeting those members brave enough to publicly call him out for what he had done, but threatening the person in whose name the domain…

NCC agrees SGM agenda outline

I have been passed the following message for publication: Dear member, I hope you forgive me for contacting you all again in this manner, but am writing to you today to let you know that I, as promised, did call an NCC meeting. This meeting had the sole purpose to vote for announcing and then…

Source: Simon F refusing to handle membership enquries

Simon Fawthrop is now directing membership enquiries to Andrew Withers, referencing the fact that he (Simon) has stepped down as membership co-ordinator. Of course, this now means Mr Withers is in a position of great (in fact total) responsibility. Given what Andrew has been accused of, it requires an enormous amount of trust to believe…

The Fear of Freedom

Having libertarian views and living according to libertarian principles are two quite different things. The first is relatively easy, the second, much less so. There are many people who object to others exercising power over them and interfering with how they wish to live their lives, but it is much more difficult to allow others freedom and to refuse to take power over them. Yet, in my view, the latter is as necessary as the former for a libertarian.