LA News Release, "Free Market and Civil Liberties Think Tank Congratulates Prime Minister's Son on Job - Meritocracy Now Prevails in Britain" (August 2004)

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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE LIBERTARIAN ALLIANCE
In Association with the Libertarian International

Release Date: 14th August 2004
Release Time: Immediate

Contact Details:
Chris R. Tame, 07957 644 519, chris@libertarian.co.uk
Sean Gabb, 07956 472 199, sean@libertarian.co.uk

"FREE MARKET AND CIVIL LIBERTIES THINK TANK CONGRATULATES PRIME MINISTER'S SON ON JOB - MERITOCRACY NOW PREVAILS IN BRITAIN"

The Libertarian Alliance, the radical free market and civil liberties think tank and pressure group, congratulates the Prime Minister's son Euan Blair, on securing a job at 'The Sunday Times'.

Libertarian Alliance Director, Dr Chris Tame commented:

"We realise how hard it is for the press to find talented individuals with investigative skills, writing ability and innovatory and interesting things to say. We are therefore pleased that they have not deviated from the principles of meritocracy and have scoured all ranks of our society in order to identify and cultivate genuine talent. That a Prime Minister's son could receive such an appointment tells us all we need to know about the state of our society today.

Let the carping critics and cynics remain silent. Can we doubt that the last vestiges of the old boy network, the bad old days when brain dead upper-class twits found easy passage throughout business, the civil service, politics and the media, are now over? Two New Labour administrations have clearly transformed our country into a meritocracy where talent is at a last able to rise from all sections of society."

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Note(s) to Editors

Dr Sean Gabb is the Director of the Libertarian Alliance. He is the author of ten novels and ten other books, plus about a million words of journalism. He can be contacted for further comment on 07956 472 199 or by email at sean@libertarian.co.uk

His latest novel, The Break, has been nominated for the 2015 Prometheus Award.

His recent book, Freedom of Speech in England: Its Present State and Likely Prospects, is a defence of freedom of speech without exceptions. 

Or his book, Cultural Revolution, Culture War: How Conservatives Lost England, and How to Get It Back, explains how its current ruling class has turned England into a totalitarian police state, and how this ruling class can be overthrown and utterly destroyed.

Or another of his books, Smoking, Class and the Legitimation of Power, explains how the current "war" on smoking has nothing to do with making individuals healthy, but everything to do with enhancing the power of a totalitarian ruling class, and enriching its relevant client groups.

You can see other books by Sean Gabb here.

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The Libertarian Alliance is Britain's most radical free market and civil liberties policy institute. It has published over 800 articles, pamphlets and books in support of freedom and against statism in all its forms. These are freely available at http://www.libertarian.co.uk

Our postal address is

The Libertarian Alliance
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Tel: 07956 472 199