Tag Archive for Organisation

Replacing the single manifesto

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Last night at the Pro Liberty Social I repeatedly promoted an idea I had a long time ago about how to handle policy decision making in a libertarian party. There was more interest in this there, than I remember the original article getting. It was a long and rambling tour of issues current at the…

Designing a New Libertarian Party

As far as I know, there have been two explicitly Libertarian parties formed in the UK in recent history. The first one was the Independent Libertarian Party, formed by Antoine Clarke and Paul Marks in 1998, and since disbanded. I know very little about the history of this organisation, and nothing about why it no…

Free Association

Ever since the Libertarian Party collapsed amid much rancor and passion at the centre and an equal amount of head-scratching amongst the ordinary members, those of us libertarians who have been meeting in Southwark, under the auspices of the Party but never limited to Party members, being open to all-comers, have been pondering; what are…

Party reform round up

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The first short-term goal of Libertarian Home was, and for the time being remains, to facilitate discussion of a specific set of proposals put forward by Max Andronichuk and Gavin Webb and Party re-organisation in general. Time has moved along and those articles are falling slowing off of the front page and down into obscurity.…

Breaking up the Party

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Just as we cannot paper over the cracks and deny we have differences, we should not reject the values we have to offer one another over differences which do not relate to our purpose. The key, in my view is remaining focused on that purpose while choosing how to organise ourselves. We shouldn’t impose upon or reject one another if it does not support our goals.

The Fear of Freedom

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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.

The Webb-Andronichuk proposal II

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The second area of the Webb-Andronichuk proposal up for discussion is perhaps the most controversial section of the proposal, it describes the supporters base and internal party structure. Membership & supporters At present, an individual can sign up to become a member of the party by paying £10 or £15 membership subscription. This gives them…

A fresh start? The Webb-Andronichuk proposal I

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In a part of my pitch yesterday I promised an opportunity to discuss, openly, the merits of the Webb-Andronichuk fresh-start proposal. The document details a set of reforms that promise to “make The Libertarian Party fit for purpose”. The proposal was published on a snazzy new site and a great deal more work went into presenting this nicely than any of the rival proposals published on LPUK.org. If this were a beauty contest, then the proposals would win hands-down, but what of the merits?