(Original post by prog2djent)
You're name is "Libertarian_Walrus",
- I agree with their energy policies on principle, and that "global warming" has been vastly over-stated, however, I suspect they would provide subsidies for nuclear power, which is un-libertarian, withdrawing investment from wind energy and instead funding nuclear, is basically corporate welfare, they fund the people they like, and not the other. Very statist.
- Increased defense spending is a very un-libertarian and an anti-economic liberal stance, I understand they don't want to be involved in all sorts of these wars, but they seem happy with occupation and national Defense (strong military, but not necassarily an active one). I think you are making excuses here.
- Stopping immigration for 5 years, is again, very, VERY un-libertarian and un-right wing, the free movement of labour is a fundamentaly economic liberal/right wing policy, they also want to combat the welfare state, if they dismantle most of that, then shouldn't have the strict immigration policy, as those that come here, are coming as part of private industry. Its a big hypocricy IMO.
- The points and permits system is very statist, not to mention all the controls they want of the internet, freedom of speach, religion, want to pour lots of moeny into school schemes they like, install "Brtitish Values" again, which can only come artificially by the state, this all sounds very nanny-statish. Conservatives are usually hypocrites when it comes to "small government" anyway, all they mean is ultra-capitalism and social conservativism. A living oxymoron.
And lastly, if you really are a libertarian, the Green parties stance on Drugs, gay marriage, foreign policy and national defense are all very libertarian.
The rest, is not.
But I'd say the greens and UKIP are as libertarian as each other in difference respects.