Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Someone still has a chip on their shoulder

Dr Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance clearly still has a chip on his shoulder because UKIP didn't want him to speak at their North West conference after hearing of some of his views.

Now he's trying to imply that UKIP aren't libertarian because we allowed a debate at our conference. Allowing debate and discussion? surely not!

The United Kingdom Independence Party appears to have pretensions to claiming the libertarian mantle, but at its last conference, it debated the imposition of tariffs and the re-introduction of national service,

The motions were rejected of course, as being in opposition to our manifesto which is in favour of free trade and doesn't say anything about reintroducing national service. For Dr Gabb it seems that allowing debate, one of the central points of libertarianism, makes us not libertarian.

But having heard one of Dr Gabb's hissy fits, he strikes me as the kind of man that doesn't let fact get in the way of his argument.


Mark Wadsworth said...

He did a nice write up of March Exter conference though.

Semaj Mahgih said...

Pity the UKIP and Libertarians have to squabble when the real enemy is elsewhere.

Mark Wadsworth said...

I'm back with a silly meme.

Anonymous said...

Sean Gabb eh? He was great when your clownish leaders wanted him. Now that Richard Corbett has rumbled him you are trying to distance yourselves.

Trixy said...

Richard Corbett couldn't find his arse with both hands. Rumbled? Hardly. Now run along and go buy yourself a new cheap, shiny suit.