Thursday, 1 October 2015

Car smoking ban should be welcomed by libertarians

Smoking in a car with children present became illegal in England today. Whilst the general public are largely behind the ban there is a section of society that believes what you do with your own children and your own property is your own concern and that the ban is illiberal.

I like to think of myself as a libertarian (although those of an anarcho-libertarian bent would probably disagree) and I have no problem reconciling my libertarian principles with this ban.

The central tenet of libertarianism is that you should be free to do what you want as long as you aren't hurting anyone else without their consent. It's for this reason that I think prosecuting adults for not wearing a helmet whilst riding a motorbike or not wearing a seatbelt is wrong. Of course it's for their own safety and they'd be stupid not to do so but if they have an accident and kill themselves they're not putting someone else in danger by doing so. An adult of sound mind is able to make that decision.

Children can't choose whether to get into a car with an adult who is smoking. If they are in a car and the driver lights up they can't demand they stop and let them out. Whilst the driver is perfectly within their rights to smoke in their own car if they wish and in the company of other adults if they consent to being in the car at the same time, any children in the car are unable to consent to having their health put at risk from passive smoking any more than they can consent to sex, piercings, contractual obligations, etc. Children don't have the mental or legal capacity to consent to self harm in the way that adults do and it is proven beyond doubt that cigarette smoke (including second hand smoke) is harmful to a person's health.

Libertarianism isn't about having no rules and nobody telling you what to do, that's anarchism. Banning smoking in cars with children present is protecting someone who can't protect themselves and absolutely compatible with libertarian principles. I for one welcome the ban and hope that the police take enforcement of the ban seriously.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

EU Out - Fund Raising Lunch - Saturday 10th October - two weeks to go!

The Liston Hotel, 5 Wollstonecraft Rd, Bournemouth BH5 1 JQ.

EU Out Fundraising Lunch
+ 2 Speakers
+ Meet BBC's latest reality TV star from 'Close to the Edge' Vanessa Coleman

From 12 noon - 3 p.m. the tickets are £12.50 which includes a buffet lunch, desert, followed by tea/coffee.

Cheques should be made out to UKIP Bournemouth East and to the UKIP shop for the attention of David Hughes at 897 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH7 6AX.

Alternately, you can pay on the day. Email to register your interest.

There will be two speakers for you to enjoy:

Steve Unwin - of The Dorset Out Campaign


Paul Perrin - Creator and manager of - the EU indpendence and libertarian supporting internet radio station.

And plenty of other people for you to socialise and network with.

Funds raised will be used to support the EU Out Shop promoting the cause in Bournemouth.

This is the shop in its former guise of the UKIP shop - it is now being transformed to support EU Out Campaign generally.

Ryedale Conservative Councillor called on to resign over offensive jokes

A Conservative councillor in Sherburn, North Yorkshire has been called on to resign after sharing "jokes" on Facebook mocking Muslims, homosexuals and immigrants.

Cllr John Raper has been reported to Ryedale District Council who are unable to hold him to account as the "jokes" were made on his private Facebook profile rather than in his capacity as a councillor.

SNP MP resigns over investigation into business deals with struck off solicitor

Frontbench SNP MP, Michelle Thomson, has resigned the SNP whip after the police launched an investigation into her involvement with a struck off solicitor.

Solicitor Christopher Hales was struck off following a tribunal hearing last year and the Law Society referred the case to the Crown Office formally this year having informally notified them in 2014. He and Michelle Thomson did business together through her property company.

She has resigned as the SNP's business spokesman and will sit as an independent MP until the conclusion of the investigation. Questions are being asked about whether the investigation came to light whilst the SNP were vetting her as a candidate and was covered up.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Your future as a radio presenter awaits! Almost no work required! Your Station Wants You!

Bloggers4UKIP deserves its own podcast! But this needs a voice! Could it be your voice?

I want a weekly item giving a summary of what has been happening here for Radio Free UK -

A summary of the posts, summary of the comments, a bit on the issues raised... duration is up to you, but it will probably depend on how much activity there has been here and may vary week to week.

Just like a newspaper review - read through the weeks posts and comments, then talk a bit about them... you could do it with a friend if you like.

Let people know what we are talking about, and encourage them to come here and talk some more!

You can record on a smart phone with a recording app, or on a computer if you want to do a bit of editing/tidying up. You can send me the MP3 or I can give you access to upload it directly to

Your new future dream career awaits!

eMail Me Now:

ps. A bit of practice to get volume levels etc sorted will probably be required, but this could be a good hobby for someone with a little time!

Monday, 28 September 2015

Far left "Class War" extremists vandalise shop and terrify children in Shoreditch

Far left extremists have vandalised a shop in Shoreditch for being too posh and terrorised the customers inside, including a number of children.

The Cereal Killer cafe which sells expensive bowls of cereal to wealthy punters was targeted by masked class warriors campaigning against "gentrification" and nice things other people can afford but they can't. The violent mob smashed windows and threw paint at the shop whilst staff and customers barricaded themselves inside.

You can read for yourself how the far left justify their criminal behaviour on the Guardian website where one of the thugs tells readers that causing criminal damage and terrifying children is ok because lots of Londoners are living in poverty.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Trade unions only manage to get 20 sockpuppets to protest UKIP conference in Doncaster

Just 20 anti-UKIP "protesters" bothered to turn up to the UKIP conference in Doncaster this weekend. The Labour-supporting Mirror newspaper asked the "protesters" why they were there and even helpfully took some paper and a marker pen so the "protesters" could write signs for the photoshoot.

Only one of the "protesters" admitted their political affiliation and the Mirror failed to point out that the whole thing was staged by trade unions, despite the big Unison banner and the "protesters" wearing t-shirts for trade union front organisations.

The first member of the "hardcore band" featured on the Mirror website is Dave Banks who describes his job as "I do car boots". Dave is actually the sales manager for Studio Bentley and a Trade Unions & Socialists Against Cuts Party (TUSC) activist. Dave was part of TUSC candidate, Mev Akram's campaign team during this year's election.

And on the subject of Mev Akram, she was the only member of the "hardcore band" who admitted to being a TUSC candidate. She teaches "skills for life" at the Northern Racing College and describes UKIP as "racist filth". Comrade Mev told potential voters that the TUSC gets all its funding from "people like me and you" but according to the Electoral Commission they accepted £81,000 in cash donations from the Socialist Party and the Socialist Alliance, both of which receive all their funding for one or two wealthy individuals.

Tim Jones also appears on the list. He gives his job as "mental health campaigner" and says that UKIP are "not welcome in Doncaster" and that "racists devides[sic] humanity". Tim is a member of the Sheffield Socialist Party and the TUSC Party which he was a candidate for in this year's local elections.

Jane Sharp says she's "unemployed due to disability" but according to her Facebook profile she's on a Workfare placement at Phoenix Enterprises, a not-for-profit company that aims to increase employability of people who lack useful skills. She is also a member of the Socialist Workers Party and hopes somebody punches Katie Hopkins in the face.

Stephen Porter only appears to be bothered about UKIP challenging the Labour Party in Doncaster. A bit strange as he's a member of rival left wing party, Yorkshire First. He is a member of the trade union sockpuppet, Hope not Hate and supports the EU In Campaign. He told the Mirror that he's a chef but according to his Facebook profile he's just a kitchen assistant at the Earl of Doncaster Hotel. He thinks that newspapers printing biased stories should be illegal but thinks buying pirate DVDs off his mates for a quid is fine.

Ann Bayley describes herself as a "home educator to [her] 7 children". She omitted to mention that she was also a TUSC Party candidate in the local elections. She came last.

Zak Cochrane is a member of Love Music Hate Racism, Rock Against Racism, Stand up to UKIP (described as "a leading activist") and Stand up to Racism - all trade union sponsored organisations. Love Music Hate Racism is run by a convicted criminal who was accused of raping a 14 year old girl. He's also a member of the left wing black supremacist think tank, Institute for Race Relations and a Marxist revolutionary. He goes into schools and colleges to tell children that UKIP is fascist which is, of course, illegal propaganda.

Lani Ball is a Peace & Development Studies student at Leeds Beckett, a Labour Party activist and a member of trade union sockpuppet, Hope not Hate, which is paid by the unions to attack UKIP to try and combat the party's threat to the Labour Party.

The other 11 "protesters" aren't named by the Mirror but all of those who are have strong links to political parties and trade unions. In the group shot you can see a large Unison banner behind these trade unionist political activists.

The Mirror is running a poll on the article asking if UKIP is racist. They must be disappointed that the majority of people have answered no despite the link being shared around left wing extremist groups on social media.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

UKIP's first openly gay London mayoral candidate selected

Peter Whittle has been selected as UKIP's candidate for London Mayor.

Whittle is the founder of the centre-right think tank, New Culture Forum and UKIP's first openly gay London mayoral candidate. Nigel Farage said he was "delighted to learn that the party has elected him as our candidate in the battle to become London Mayor".

Pink News, the Guardian and Huffington Post have yet to mention Whittle's selection, presumably trying to work out a way of making it prove that UKIP is homophobic.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Antrim TUV councillor defects to UKIP

A TUV councillor in Antrim has defected to UKIP.

Cllr Donna Anderson's defection means there are now two UKIP councillors on Mid & East Antrim Council.

The political make-up of the council is now:

Sinn Féin3

We need an army of evangelists for #EUout - and the training will start here!

To ensure the UK regains its independence from the EU we need to campaign - but persuading the people we meet is not enough. We need to not only persuade them to vote for independence, by leaving the EU, but we need to persuade them to go and persuade everyone they meet to vote for independence too!

I want a list of the top six reasons for restoring (and maintaining!) UK's independence, and solid arguments to back them up. This list will be a document that every EUOuter can learn, get behind and promote.

Ideally they will not just be reasons for leaving the EU, but reasons for having an independent UK for ever. So they will live past the EU Referendum and be passed on so we never end up in this miserable state again. But any solid reason is a candidate to be used!

Please Help Create This List

Visit (no registration etc required)

Enter your top reason for wanting an independent UK outside the EU.
And Vote on any reasons already posted there!

Please do it NOW before you forget!

I will be using to promote this, and it will be open to anyone else to promote, use etc...

Please do it NOW before you forget! 

I messed up the original voting things, so updated the link from

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

VW Emissions - The state is always incompetent so needs to be as small as possible.

The state test cars because car makers can't be trusted. VW behaved as expected (untrustworthily), it is the state that has failed by not detecting this earlier.

Every single employee employed in the testing of vehicles should be sacked and any pay they received clawed back and given to the car owners, VW and taxpayers.

You have probably heard about the 'VW emissions scandal':

They have admitted that they programmed their cars engine management systems to run extra-clean while emissions were being tested so they were within the legally set emission limits, but that the engine management system ran less clean, but more powerfully when in use and being tested for power.

So all the blame is being put on VW... However what is it they actually did (apart from the academic offence of 'breaking the law')?

What they did is make a mockery of the US government. A government who introduced laws and expensive testing/compliance red tape, and testing regimes that completely failed to do what they said it would do... All this time, money, effort that the US government have expended on these laws and testing has been completely wasted - millions, if not billions of taxpayer dollars, down the drain for absolutely nothing... In fact, worse than nothing, for a false sense of security.

What idiots thought it was a good idea for the government to create unenforcible laws? And create a huge expensive regime to fail to enforce those laws?

The state test cars because car makers can't be trusted. VW behaved as expected (untrustworthily), it is the state that has failed by not detecting this earlier.

Every single employee employed in the testing of vehicles should be sacked and any pay they received clawed back and given to the car owners, VW and taxpayers.

[First published at]

Monday, 21 September 2015

The new House of Lords - Lets hound the dead weight Lords out today!

I am no fan of the Electoral Reform Society - I think they are worse than a nasty waste of space, they actually block real reform by claiming the ground and doing nothing worthwhile with it.

They ignore the nasty, unrepresentative, unelected EU commission (because they share its progressive, social democratic headline ideals of crushing the free individual) and focus on reform of our House of Lords.

The appointed Lords is quirky but it works - modern practice is to use what works even if the reasons for it working are as yet unknown (but do, of course, research why it works). We have test driven software development, evidence based medical practices etc... we start with what works, then work out why - the House of Lords basically works.

However, while the House of Lords does basically work, it is too big. And each time it is 're-balanced' it just gets bigger. It needs a mechanism for ditching its dead weight - while I don't make a specific proposition for this mechanism of ejecting the dross, I do, here outline where the dross is to be selected from.

Here is a table showing how many votes each party got in teh 2015 election and shows how many seats they should have in the lords by strict PR.

There are some lose ends - Independents, Bishops, Cross Benchers etc. But you can see that we can start selecting hundreds for the chop immediately - simply rank them by usefulness (attendance, contribution to debate etc) and top slice the ones to keep.

If someone does that ranking and names those who should go, the public can start hounding them out of office immediately...

PartyVotes 2015Lords ActualLords PRNew Size
Conservative Party1130010922328865149-74112-11174-149
Labour Party934732421123827123-8892-11962-149
UK Independence Party388109939996514838352623
Liberal Democrats241586210162-3932-6924-7716-85
Scottish National Party14544363737191914141010
Green Party1157613130291514111087
Democratic Unionist Party1842604512-22-21-3
Plaid Cymru18170425320201-1
Sinn Féin17623244222211
Ulster Unionist Party114935231201-11-1
Social Democratic & Labour Party9980933111111
Independent Liberal Democrat10-10-10-10-1
Independent Social Democrat10-10-10-10-1
Independent Ulster Unionist10-10-10-10-1
Independent Labour20-20-20-20-2

[First published at]

UKIP NI councillor Henry Reilly remains UKIP councillor despite suspension from internal party activities for 3 months

UKIP's first councillor in Northern Ireland, Henry Reilly, has been suspended from internal party activities for 3 months over a spat with the party's leader in NI, David McNarry MLA.

Reilly is an extremely popular councillor in Northern Ireland both in UKIP and the wider unionist community but he and McNarry haven't seen eye to eye for some time. The current disagreement seems to revolve around Reilly being prevented from appointing spokesmen for the NI party and the subsequent publicising of his suspension by McNarry following which Reilly accused him of bringing the party into disrepute.

As we understand it, Cllr Reilly remains a full and active member of UKIP and continues to sit as a UKIP councillor but is currently prevented from taking part in internal party matters whilst head office try to make some sense of what is happening over there.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Comrade Corbyn's rail renationalisation derailed by the EU

The new Labour leader, Comrade Corbyn, pledged to nationalise the railways "line by line" if he becomes Prime Minister.

He's also pledged to support the UK's continued membership of the EU which is unfortunate as EU Directive 2012/34/EU prevents the renationalisation of privatised railways.

Eurostat says just 1 in 5 asylum seekers are from Syria

The EU's statistics organisation, Eurostat, has released statistics for the second quarter of the year showing that just 1 in 5 asylum seekers entering the EU came from Syria.

Whilst 21% of asylum seekers coming into the EU during the second quarter of the year were from Syria, 18% were from non-EU countries in Europe (Albania, Kosovo, Ukraine and Serbia). 19% came from Iraq and Afghanistan and 9% came from Africa (Eritrea, Nigeria and Somalia). Another 4% came from Pakistan whilst 2% came from Russia. Less than half of all asylum seekers coming into the EU were from countries suffering conflict.

Statistics for this quarter probably won't be available until Christmas but should make interesting reading although how the authorities are going to count Syrians entering the EU is a bit of a mystery as the people coming over on boats throw their passports into the Mediterranean so they can't be sent back and their country of origin can't be proven.

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