The Liberty League conference took place in Newcastle over the weekend. The twitter buzz about it is obvious but Paul, a regular at the Rose and Crown has written to ensure Libertarian Home readers know exactly how awesome it was.
Liberty League ensured the event was subsidised heavily, so that “no money needed to be spent for the whole weekend”. Paul spent “just £30 + travel”. This is a great. Politics, conducted honestly and outside of the Westminster / media nexus is not profitable. I believe we should be willing to pay more than we do to ensure we’re protected from political aggression, but for now and for the most part it is an expensive hobby to have with few opportunities to go professional. Subsidies are most welcome.
There are precious few Libertarians and we should seek each other out and form a strong community with which to co-operate. Fortunately networking opportunity’s at Liberty League Forum were “brilliant”, and not just limited to the national scene. “Lots of international attendees” made sure that the web of connections spread broadly.
This variety ensured there were plenty of exchanges of ideas and experience going on people were helping each other to understand the best ways forward for the movement and for their own activism.
Accessibility for non-Students
My correspondent tells me “older people did not look out of place”, but adds “one thing that could of been improved is we were told to be there on Friday at 4pm, when actually, that was useful but not essential.” Of course, for anyone that works, this means leaving work substantially earlier than usual to make the trek to Newcastle. Not always possible outside of the public sector.
Paul concludes that the event is definitely suited to Libertarian Home people and the attendees of our regular meetup in Southwark:
In my opinion, it was 10/10