Rise of the new libertarians: Meet Britain’s next political generation

(Reuters)
(Reuters)

In the ruins of Westminster party politics, between the crumbling pillars of broken promises and the shattered glass of optimism, you’ll find Britain’s young people building something new.

They don’t need or want the British state and its creaking machinery. Like feats of Victorian engineering, these tired institutions are impressive, interesting, and have their place in history. But they’re not practical anymore, these dusty relics from the Age of Statism.

This is Generation Y. The under 30s who are the most liberal generation in British history, not just on social issues such as decriminalising marijuana and gay marriage, but on economic ones too.

My feature on the UK’s young libertarians.

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