My Next Vote Goes To The Libertarian Party

by Mark Alexander

5 months ago

My Next Vote Goes To The Libertarian Party

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My Next Vote Goes To The Libertarian Party

When I emmigrated to Malta I said I would never vote for a UK political party ever again, even though I am still entitled to do so. Well I have changed my mind, and if you watch this video you might understand why.

My attention was drawn to this YouTube video this evening by Dr Rosalind Beck.

I posted the following comments on YouTube.

My ideas:-

1) level the playing field in terms of CGT rollover relief, private residential housing providers the same deal as commercial property landlords get

2) define ALL landlords as a business for the purposes of claiming incorporation relief to roll capital gains into shares at the point of incorporation (section 162 TCGA 1992). The rules are ambiguous right now because they say that if a landlord spends less that 20 hours a week running their property rental business they MIGHT not be entitled to this relief. No other business has to meet this criteria!

3) extend the SDLT/LBTT relief for landlords who want to incorporate their business (schedule 15 FA2003) to individual landlords. At the moment this relief is only available to partnership. Is that fair?

Great video by the way. I’d vote for you! 🙂

What would you add to my list and would you vote for them?

PS – I have also paid £45 to become an official party member https://libertarianpartyuk.com/membership-join/

Comments

Barry Fitzpatrick

5 months ago

At last a political party that's talking some sense about solving the housing crisis in this country.
He's got my support/vote, and probably that of many Landlords.

David Price

5 months ago

Until today I had not heard of the Libertarian party. Having looked at their website and watched the video they certainly have my vote - that is as long as they field a candidate in my area.

Dr Rosalind Beck

5 months ago

This is a great start and framework for a housing policy, which a few years ago would have resembled the Conservative line on this but now it doesn't at all. This is a pro-business and pro-logic approach - both of which qualities have been abandoned by the Tories. It would be helpful if people could share this video far and wide. We have few friends in politics, but here is one.

Neil Patterson

5 months ago

Excellent Video supporting almost everything the PRS community has been saying and designed to attract Landlords.

Obviously, as we have not heard of this niche party before, their manifesto as a whole (I had a read) needs testing in debate before giving full support.

Some of the economic policy is quite extreme and needs analysing, but is closer to my spectrum than militant left Marxism.

Cautious Landlord

5 months ago

How very refreshing. Interesting how a relative fledgling political party seems to have got to grips with many of the housing issues without even trying - unlike the incumbents and assorted mugs before them. I'd like to see a lot more from this party who at least appear in many ways to be proper tories with heart felt views as opposed to vote grabbing tinkering that changes with the wind. I will be exploring them further and if they fielded a candidate in my area then I would of course consider voting for them as they are currently the closest party to my views by far.

Mark Alexander

5 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Cautious Landlord at 24/11/2017 - 12:46
I watched about a dozen of their video's last night. The one about their views on how to reform the NHS is also particularly interesting.

These guys are not just a bunch of landlords, they have a variety of very credible political ambitions to reform the UK and I have yet to find anything I disagree with them on. The fact their housing policy views are so closely aligned to my own is what first attracted me but the deeper I dig the more I like about them and what they have to say.

As you say .... refreshing!

Cautious Landlord

5 months ago

Hi Mark, your reply has got my further attention - I did actually wonder whether their views would match my own pragmatic (but currently vote losing) views on the NHS - I'll watch that video later and research further on who is behind them. A few hundred thousand landlords supporting them via 118, Tribes (sorry to swear !), NLA, RLA etc would be a lift for them I expect

Annie Landlord

5 months ago

I like (naturally) most of the ideas regarding BTL, and the separation of church and state. Other than that they seem further right than UKip, so wouldn't represent my views at all.
Why did their one and only parish councillor last less than a year?

Terry Pearce

5 months ago

A young man with some progressive views at long last. They have my vote. I would also add a review of the Section 106 construction levy. The idea that developers should pay for roads and schools if they build a housing estate, is sound, however it must surely be passed on somewhere to the end purchasers, pushing up house prices! Our Cambridgeshire Mayor, Mr James Palmer, also has the amazing idea of capping the value of development land, thus in theory enabling builders to build affordable housing. Really! Even it this little ruse does mean cheaper housing, why should it be at the expense of the land owner! This really does sum up typical Consverative thinking. Muppets......

Paul Shears

5 months ago

I'm afraid to admit as someone who has been a Libertarian for quite a long time now, I had never heard of them.
I have also only voted twice in my life. Once to Support Brexit where I started the "queue" 30 minutes before the poling station opened. The local council staff thought this was quite funny.
I really cannot imagine any likely scenario that would actually prevent me from once again, being the first in the queue to support any local Libertarian candidate.
Frankly my only concern with Libertarianism is that you need to be able to think freely to even consider it and that puts a severe constraint on it's implementation.
But I will be paying close attention to this party from now on and supporting them wherever and whenever I can.
Thanks very much indeed Mark for bringing this to everyone's attention.
Now what other like minded groups can we bring this to?

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