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Why I Am Not A Libertarian

Why I Am Not A Libertarian

Backbencher September 14, 2013 8

Is Libertarianism best kept in Sixth Form Common Room? One social conservative gives us his views. You cannot be socially liberal and fiscally conservative because the consequences of unfettered social liberalism will have significant

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Why Isn’t Libertarianism More Successful In The UK?

Backbencher September 13, 2013 6

Why are libertarians seemingly excluded from British political debate, and what we can do about it? Hero-worship is not my style. Alas, in trying to understand why there are so few libertarians in the

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H.L. Mencken: Unsung Libertarian Hero

H.L. Mencken: Unsung Libertarian Hero

Richard Elliott September 12, 2013 0

Today, the 12th September, marks the anniversary of the birth of perhaps the greatest libertarian journalist to put pen to paper, H.L. Mencken. Long and deservedly recognised as a member of the highest canon

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UKIP: a truly libertarian Party or just a (social) con?

UKIP: a truly libertarian Party or just a (social) con?

Alexandra Swann August 20, 2013 56

Alexandra Swann examines the current divide in UKIP between libertarians and social conservatives. UKIP’s constitution claims “UKIP is a democratic, libertarian party”, but to what extent is this true? I, for one, joined not

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The Home Office’s anti-immigrant campaign is backwards and offensive.

The Home Office’s anti-immigrant campaign is backwards and offensive.

Daniel Pryor August 2, 2013 2

Daniel Pryor slams yesterday’s tweets from The Home Office. Followers of The Home Office’s Twitter account will yesterday have witnessed an incessant barrage of tweets detailing the arrests of those suspected of illegal immigration.

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Benefits claimants aren’t ‘scroungers’ or ‘shirkers’

Benefits claimants aren’t ‘scroungers’ or ‘shirkers’

Daniel Pryor July 23, 2013 1

(Photograph by Helen Cobain) Daniel Pryor criticises right-wing attitudes towards the welfare state and its recipients. I am going to plead with you to adopt a more compassionate, caring and understanding view of benefit

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The Taciturnity of the Right: The Taboo of Being Right-Wing

The Taciturnity of the Right: The Taboo of Being Right-Wing

Backbencher July 17, 2013 3

By Richard Elliott A few evenings ago, I left one of my favourite bars by Tottenham Court Road tube station after a modest tipple with some agreeable company, to head to Waterloo for my

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Libertarian Predistribution

Libertarian Predistribution

Olly Neville July 16, 2013 4

The goals of predistribution are best achieved through libertarian means When Ed Miliband announced his great idea of predistribution most people ignored it. Even the politically aware had very little idea what it was,

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Letting the poor die in the street?

Letting the poor die in the street?

Backbencher June 11, 2013 3

Andy Bolton addresses those who mischaracterise libertarian beliefs regarding healthcare. How often have we libertarians heard the line: “You don’t want state healthcare? Then you must want poor people to die in the street?” Thankfully

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What can Macklemore teach libertarians?

What can Macklemore teach libertarians?

Daniel Pryor June 4, 2013 2

It takes a special type of person to enjoy canvassing, leafleting and telling on election nights. I’ve done them all myself, and consequently can be placed firmly in said category of ‘special’. But such

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