Like Shane Greer, I welcome the coming relaunch of LibertarianUK. In a fortunate piece of timing, the relaunch comes in a week when we've seen clearly that libertarianism is emphatically not a philosophy of the rich and powerful or of the right.
I mean this in three ways:
1. Northern Rock. Libertarians say the state should not intervene to support ailing private companies. Many rich bankers disagree. Libertarianism, then, isn't the philosophy of the rich.
2. Immigration. Wat Tyler, whom most regard as on the right, argues for immigration controls. Noone is Illegal, a leftist group, argues for free migration. Libertarianism - which requires that people be free to live where they want - isn't, then, a "right-wing" view.
3. Free speech. Fatty Arbuckle's lawyers, are suppressing Tim Ireland's and Craig Murray's freedom of expression. It's not the rich and powerful, then, who are on the side of liberty.