Friday, 29 July 2011

Party Consultation

The Libertarian Party has received a consultation letter from Alex Attwood MLA, Minister at the Department of Environment in Northern Ireland in relation to the display of election Posters in Northern Ireland being subject to planning regulations.

If any member wishes to see a copy of this letter and would like some input into our response, please email

We have to reply no later than Friday 12th August 2011

NB: This notice will be replicated on when it goes live on or around 6th August 2011

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Target Date

The target date for is now the 6th August 2011. This will not be fully functioning.

Articles Relating to Libertarian Policy

Virgin moving to Switzerland

Boris calling for Tax cuts to stimulate the economy

US Government default (again)

Can a principled Libertarian go to war

What Libertarianism is not- Mises Institute

Monday, 25 July 2011

Notice 25th July 2011

For the past three months the Libertarian Party of the United Kingdom has been unable to have a say on national and international events,instead concentrating on internal disputes.

While a few have dedicated their time to hitting the keyboard with the daily hate, it has been necessary for the legally responsible officers to move forward with tasks that will see the continued existence of the Libertarian Party.

On the 29th June the party faced a mandatory de-registration by the Electoral Commission,a situation that the responsible officers have so far prevented from happening. We are also pleased that the financial plan in place with the Electoral Commission has succeeded and the party again enjoys solvency. Operational Standing orders are in place for financial matters overseen by a committee of four Libertarian Party UK members.

The membership function was returned to the officers at the beginning of June and all members that have maintained their membership will shortly be receiving an outline of an action plan to take the party through to 2012 via the postal services.

On Friday 22nd July 2011, the responsible officers received a letter from the Electoral Commission that gave an 'avoidance of doubt' position as far as the Law is concerned. This is already available to the NCC and will be copied to all current party members.

The Party has a new website under construction

It will be designed to promote the Libertarian Party UK to the public, to outline our policies,provide party news, information and contact details, to promote regional party affiliations and to respond to political matters on behalf of the Party. It will not be a 'blog' where you can vent your spleen and repel the public.

Many ideas have been put forward on the future of the party, some good, some bad and many that are unworkable for a political party within the constraints of its legal obligations. However as some of these have come from outside the party they cannot be considered as amendments to the current constitution any more than we could draw up alternative constitutions for other parties

It is time to move forward. Those who wish to see the party prosper will stay with the party, whilst those who wish it harm will continue to attack it at every level and we bid them farewell. We will not indulge in flame wars and will use all influence to prevent such attacks on others.

The violent imagery of stringing up politicians and stabbing them until they bleed to death is puerile and narcissist.It has no place in a political party likewise it has no place in the Libertarian lexicon. Norway is currently counting the cost of such imagery by one alleged destructive and deranged individual.

We see the party slowly moving out of the Internet arena as its primary engagement mechanism, and happy that engaging with the public directly is proving more conducive.Our aim is to quicken the pace in this respect.

In 1944 Hayek said the words Liberty and Freedom were the most abused words in the English language and all we were left with is tolerance. Sixty years on that tolerance is under threat

Nic Coome

Party Chairman
Libertarian Party

n.b. This notice is published after consultation with all the legally responsible officers and as many members of the NCC as could be engaged.