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The Scottish Libertarian Party (Libeirtèiraich Albannach) | More Freedom, Less Government | Individual Liberties, Free Markets & Peace
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New rules set freedoms to party, dance and snog..while rules for schools outrage parents!Tuesday 3rd August brought another fascinating spectacle from the Scottish Government. Nicola Sturgeon took to the podium to announce she would be ditching part of her propaganda (the ‘Levels’ system) and relaxing certain restrictions but maintaining most.While the new normal allows for dancing in clubs,...
Date of this years Annual General Meeting announced as 20th November 2021.The Scottish Libertarian Party is pleased to announce the date for this years Annual General Meeting as announced by Party Leader Tam Laird this week. The venue will be confirmed closer to the time given current circumstances.  This is a great opportunity for those who wish to get involved in shaping our policies and...
I am happy to announce that our AGM will take place on the 20th of November this year. This is a great opportunity to voice your opinion on party policy and meet with fellow members – it has been too long getting to know people through a screen!With the announcement of the AGM, I want to put a rallying call out to members. As of the 20th August, submissions will be open for policy proposals...
Many government agencies show contempt for personal freedoms and none more so than in the case of the DVLA.While the environmentalists among us may cheer the decreasing access to cars, the DVLA has become one of the biggest barriers to modern independence and prosperity.Currently, new drivers have to wait months to receive even basic documentation like a provisional license; those with medical...
SLP Contributor Ross Gibson summarises the sad state of affairs in Scottish Education and questions the recent action of government officials.Scotland used to pride itself on having the best education system in the world. Thanks to the interference of the Scottish Government and its ideologically driven policies, Scotland’s education system has become nothing short of an embarrassment. While...
The Cult of Personality and a short lesson in online security.Places to speak freely on the internet are diminishing, and the new norm is for people to censor their own speech out of fear. Once, the only people to be cautious around were the ‘loving and tolerant’ Left who would go out of their way to dox, harass and have you fired from your job for having a differing opinion. However,...
Bamboozled bureaucrats in Canada SCRAMBLE after being challenged by local man over $1200 fine!Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Alberta, Canada has lifted the majority of Covid-related restrictions after being taken on by a brave freedom fighter!In an interview with the Stew Peters Show, Patrick King told his story which took him from being slapped with a $1200 fine for breaking Covid...
If everyone was irrational all of the time we would be in big trouble. You’d never know when someone was suddenly going to swerve off the road for no apparent reason and drive into a building, or start babbling to you in tongues over the phone when all you wanted to do was order a pizza.[1]That being said – people are irrational enough of the time, that behavioral economists are never done...
A Local Government by-election will be held on Thursday 12 August 2021 to fill two vacancies that have arisen in the Highland council.Our candidate for Ward 3 – Wick and East Caithness is Harry Christian.Our candidate for Ward 13 – Inverness is Calum Mark Liptrot. Voting will take place between 7.00am and 10.00pm on Thursday 12th August 2021. For any pro-liberty...
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” Evelyn Beatrice HallThere could not be a concept more foundational to western civilization than the right to freedom of speech. Yet, in today’s political climate of censorship and cancel culture, the sentiment expressed in the quote above may seem old-fashioned, maybe even quaint. Sadly, it seems...
It was quite a battle to get here! And the results are more than impressive – this is the first time in history every voter in Scotland was able to vote for a libertarian party. Without any support from the media or tons of money, we have brought our message to the people willing to listen. It’s quite hard to bring new ideas to the public but we have made a good start on this journey....
They want to be one of The Elect in Holyrood Heaven  – but some questions need to be answered first by Ian MitchellAfter Wednesday night’s uninformative television debate between the leaders of the main parties standing in the May election, it is increasingly important to ask candidates what they actually stand for. They work for the voter, so the voter is entitled to know what they...
The Scottish Libertarian Party have once again reached another unprecedented  landmark. On May 6th 2021 for the first time in Scottish history every member of the electorate will have the opportunity to vote for a Libertarian candidate, whether in a constituency, region or both. Party leadership together with our activists and candidates have worked hard to make this happen and I extend my...
Our membership is growing which is good news for our party.I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome our new members and apologise for any delay in getting acknowledgement from the party by way of letter or welcome pack. As I have mentioned before the harvest has been good but the workers few.That is changing and the backlog is dwindling as this goes out, so that you should at least...
The Scottish National Party bribed their way into power with a manifesto promise to scrap student debt. This was perhaps one of the most flagrant displays of bribocracy ever seen in contemporary politics. Students are a sympathetic demographic and people value education. But what about working-class people who went straight to work from school and had to pay taxes for it? What about all the...
A vicious and brutal assault was carried out in the Scottish Parliament yesterday resulting in a tragic and senseless death.The victim “Free Speech” lay lifeless on the floor of the parliament as the 82 perpetrators, all MSPs, gloated and congratulated each other. Only 32 MSPs protested and tried to help the victim while 4 shamefully turned there backs and chose not to intervene,The...
What is the value of freedom? Throughout history it has been an ideal that wars have been fought over. A concept so important that our ancestors were willing to suffer and lay down their lives to protect it. They did this because they understood deep in their gut, that a life under the heel of a boot is not a life worth living. But to my dismay, it has become increasingly obvious over the past...
Social historians tend to divide the past into two distinct periods: the time when most people were dependent on their masters for their identity and political opinions; and the later time when they were free to express their individuality and take private positions on public issues. The first situation is one in which people were “peasants” in the medieval sense, while in the second they...
The postponed AGM is set to go ahead online by Zoom this coming Sunday at 10:00 hrs GMT.The meeting is open to all but we would ask that due to the extraordinary nature of the meeting being online and that this is the first time we have attempted this, that the meeting be attended by fully paid up members only. This will make the meeting more manageable. Only members are eligible to vote.There...
Happy New Year to all of our members both new and old. 2020 was a very difficult year for a lot of people, but was a good one for the party as a whole.Let’s hope that this year brings us much better and happier times as we continue to watch our party grow and succeed in all we really want.      Stef JohnstoneDeputy Party Leader
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