2018. Let’s Make Brexit Great Again

Brexit

Scott Neville
Hampshire Coordinator


Let’s not lie. The UK’s withdrawal from the EU is not going well – much like David Cameron in 2014, our prime minister has successfully negotiated the UK giving in to the EU’s demands. If we are truly honest with ourselves following the result of the election – did we expect anything else? For all of his faults (and there are many) Jeremy Corbyn has played a tactical master stroke. He has positioned the Labour Party as one that the die-hard Remainers can support, whilst actually having a commitment to Brexit in their manifesto. His supporters know that the actual truth is irrelevant. After all, anything that was bad was done by the Tories! You only need to look at some of the Facebook pages which tell you the Private Finance Initiative is all the Tories’ fault despite it being Labour’s only plan for expanding infrastructure in the NHS in 2009. Mr Corbyn is now looking to strike a fine balance of: enough socialism to secure his position; sufficient Brexit back-peddling to ‘honour’ the referendum result; adequate connections to the EU and a sprinkling of just enough market based economy to ensure the EU will bail us out when it all falls apart.

Yet the Conservatives have no real plan for leaving the EU, they are all too aware of the public sector and the pensions funding problem. They can’t really allow immigration to fall as they so desperately need all those young people coming in paying taxes to keep kicking the unfunded state pensions can down the road. They clearly want to be a free market, but have no idea why the free market is good and are scared of it because socialism has become so young, new and cool (a child – at a mere 151 years old!) (more…)

We’ve Maxed Out Our Kid’s Credit Card. Can We Stop Now?

Skint

Dan Liddicott
Midlands/Mercia Region Coordinator and Students/Youth Coordinator


Among all the drivel coming out of the Tory party conference there was at least one brief window of sanity. Ministry of Justice Under-Secretary of State, Dr. Philip Lee MP, admitted in a fringe event that our beloved NHS is actually funded as a Ponzi scheme as he questioned the morality of asking younger people today to keep paying for a service from which they may never benefit.

The BBC reported that ‘the Bracknell MP told the meeting how he had clashed with George Osborne in 2015 after he described the then chancellor’s pensioner bond scheme as “intergenerational theft” designed to woo older voters at the expense of younger people’.

‘He suggested it was not fair to tell the under-44s who were “struggling” with a family: “‘Oh, by the way, we’re also going to tax you even more because this Ponzi scheme that we’ve had in play for pensions and for healthcare and for social care for the past 30 years is about to collapse. So therefore we want you to work really, really hard, but when you get to 65, it’s not going to be there.’ Hands up who thinks that’s a really compelling narrative?”‘ (BBC, 2 Oct 2017)

A damning assessment he’s since tried to row back on somewhat, but in actual fact he’s quite right. The welfare state, in fact, state funding as a whole, is a Ponzi scheme – so groaning under its own weight – that successive tranches of new payees cannot provide enough tax to support it all. (more…)

New Year, Same Problem

NHS Problems

Andrew Withers
Party Chairman


Yet again we are on the annual winter financial NHS crisis, and the solution always offered is the same, throw more money at the problem. The money being ‘Government’ money which of course is Taxpayers’ money – not magic money from the free money tree.

Notwithstanding that the NHS wastes £2bn a year on Labour’s off balance sheet scam called PFI, and one health tourist alone cost the NHS in Manchester £500,000, waste is endemic in the NHS, as is incompetence. Where else in Europe are we seeing hospitals close for operations and telling people to stay away from A&E? (more…)

Pushing Back Against Cultural Marxism

Protesters Marching

Dan Liddicott
Midlands/Mercia Region Coordinator and Students/Youth Coordinator


It has been said that those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it. While this is true of so many things, the cultural marxist revolution we are now experiencing is perhaps the most insidious of them.

One of the most infamous movements of the cultural marxist revolution of the last century was kicked off in Peking University in 1966 at the hand of the Red Guard. In his book, The Cowshed: Memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Xi Xianlin, a professor of Eastern Languages, recorded his first hand account of the events of those days, as they transpired right there on the Peking campus. From his descriptions one would be forgiven for drawing a comparison with the ‘activism’ of modern western student bodies, faculties, government departments, and court judgements over recent months and years. The similarity is chilling, and ought to serve as a stark warning of how far things have gone.

Cultural revolution was a term coined by Italian Marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci in the 1920s and 30s. It was he who theorised that the new marxism could only be held in place, without constant force and violence, by the overthrow of pre-existing cultural institutions in addition to the political ones. While major marxist revolutions in the east began with violence quickly followed by cultural revolution, the proletariat uprising predicted by Marx to kick off in Britain failed to materialise. The reality was that the British working classes actively enjoyed the rising living standards of capitalism and free trade and so the necessary catalyst was missing. A different approach to bringing about marxism was needed in those western countries resistant to violent marxist revolution. That alternative approach was to bring about the cultural revolution first. This is what we see happening now. (more…)

The Libertarian Party: ten years strong

Libertarian Party 10 Years Strong

Andrew Withers
Party Chairman


The UK Libertarian Party came into being ten years ago in response to a long forgotten authoritarian atrocity carried out by Gordon Brown. Gordon Brown’s authoritarian measures have been forgotten due to the continual and subsequent authoritarian laws passed since. This ever authoritarian legislation has stemmed from: alleged ‘Conservatives; their ridiculous running mates being the not-so-liberal and not-so-democratic – Liberal Democrats in Coalition; now we contend with this current minority Conservative Administration (which is almost incapable of defending the national interest with regard to the EU). In terms of national defence – such authoritarian measures continue apace. (more…)

The Libertarian Housing Policy

Libertarian Party Housing Policy

Will Taylor
Party Deputy Leader


Our 10 step plan to introduce more freedom to the housing market, including sales and rental markets, includes bold proposals such as: to abolish stamp duty; reduce Capital Gains Tax on second property sales; and promote major relaxation on planning rules. We believe that introducing more freedom will slow down the increase in house prices and rents, and protect both tenants and landlords.

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Liberty Rising

Liberty Rising

Adam Brown
Party Leader


No government willingly gives power back to the people – when we are speaking about freedom there is not an option to let them have the power now and take it back in the future. The time to stop them is always now. Tomorrow is too late.

I would like to reflect on the past and look to the future as 2017 draws to a close. At the January Libertarian Party Conference we reflected on 2016 and what a prominent year it had been. Yet 2017 started with a dominant Conservative Party, an opposition in disarray being affectively led by the SNP and all the questions were about if there would ever be a Labour government again. Then in April the Prime Minister decided to press ahead with her plan to wipe out Labour by calling an election. In merely one night in June the political scene altered to one with a resurgence of the far left – it has altered to such a point that the conversation is now one of when Britain will elect the unelectable Communist himself! We are now left asking – how long can the Conservatives cling to power? (more…)

Libertarian Party Conference 2018

The long anticipated Libertarian Party Conference 2018 is fast approaching. While January 2018 seems a long way off it will be new year before we know it. To avoid disappointment why not put the date in your diary and register your attendance.

The event is free to Libertarian Party members, an entry fee of £10 will be charged to non-party members wishing to attend the public afternoon session.

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