When is a ‘libertarian’ not a libertarian?
May 13, 2014
The old idea that the left is in favour of statism and that the right is in favour of individual liberty is rhubarb. The left is in favour of significant state supervision of the rich. The right is in favour of far stricter state supervision of the poor only.
A couple of days ago, blogger Michael Abberton got a visit from the police. As reported in the Guardian:
“He was told he had not committed any crimes and no action was taken against him, but he was asked to delete some of his tweets, particularly a tongue-in-cheek one on 10 reasons to vote for Ukip, such as scrapping paid maternity leave and raising income tax for the poorest 88% of Britons.”
This is the poster Michael tweeted:
Michael described his experience in his own blog here. As he put it:
“…they said this was in relation to a complaint that had been made by a certain political party in relation to tweets I had published about them and one tweet in particular which talked about ten reasons to vote for them. The PC wanted to know if I had made that poster.”
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