Monday, 18 July 2005

Ted Heath dead

Former PM Sir Edward 'Ted' Heath died today. He was PM before I was born, but personally I don't think history would record him as one of the great British Prime Ministers.

As PM, Heath is noted most for securing British entry into what is now the European Union in addition to the infamous "U-turn". The industrial strife of the 1970's also commenced under Heath's premiership.

Hardly any British PM's in recent times can be viewed as "good", from a libertarian perspective. Thatcher may come close from an economic viewpoint, but certainly not in terms of social/personal liberties. The Wilson government from 1964-1970 is worthy of a mention, for legalising homosexuality and abortion. Sadly, our current government cannot be considered very libertarian at all.

Thursday, 7 July 2005

London bombings

The attacks certainly are reprehensible.

This article by Harry Browne was written after the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The essence of the piece sums up my opinions on today's atrocity.