The 2007 Chris R. Tame Memorial Prize
£1,000 to be Won

In honour of Dr Chris R. Tame (1949-2006), The PROMIS Unit of Primary Care has established a yearly prize of £1,000 for an essay on a subject to be announced by Dr Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance.

By the 1st October 2007, contestants are invited to submit essays to Dr Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance.

Essay Title: "Does Britain Need a Libertarian Party?"
Essay Length: 2,000 words excluding notes

Explanatory Note

Ever since it assumed its present form in the 1970s, the Libertarian Alliance has been opposed to the idea of a British Libertarian Party. We said it was likely to divert libertarians from fighting for liberty to fighting each other. We also said that the time was not right for a specifically libertarian party. Instead, our best hope was to concentrate effort on writing and speaking and generally arguing for the idea of a free society. And we always had at the back of our minds the possibility of capturing the Conservative Party.

Such has been our strategy for over 30 years. But have times altered? Should British libertarians now come together in a single electoral force to take the argument for life, liberty and property directly to the people?

You tell us.


For all questions, please contact Sean Gabb