There’s nothing like a General Election to focus thoughts on whom to vote for.
Orphans of Liberty has been through one GE so far and we didn’t really support any party, though most of the British readers would have been libertarian or maybe UKIP, with a certain readership affiliation with the other parties.
We’re mindful that, even now, we have overseas readers, libertarians and those with other party affiliations but should OoL stay out of it or not? There are probably a great many readers who would vote for none of ’em.
On the other hand, observing the tenor of the posts at OoL over the past couple of years, it’s pretty clear it’s a state of mind, vaguely libertarian, certainly not LibLabCon, mainly anti-EU and a look around the sphere where our logo is in people’s sidebars, those people have also been much of the same mind.
Plus we do actually have the letters “uk” in our URL.
So we can remain wishy-washy, sitting on the fence or call it for one party – it’s pretty obvious which that party would be. The Libertarian Party might be the one to object, given how OoL started out but as they’re not major players in this GE, then who best represents the OoL stance on most issues?
We think that’s UKIP for this election only, later events will determine whether this continues or not. But on the UKIP stance on so many issues, we feel we will call it for UKIP and will run a UKIP logo in the sidebar prior to the election.
Your comments are, as always, most welcome.