Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Send Gordon the shirt off your back

The picture says it all

Edit: Press Release

LPUK -- 'Taking the shirt off your back campaign'

In response to the government's disgraceful budget, which saw the introduction of a new 50p top tax rate, the Libertarian Party are today launching their 'Taking the shirt off your back campaign'.

The campaign asks people to send a used shirt to Gordon Brown to highlight the fact that this budget will push the UK further into the red. And will not lead us towards economic recovery.

The Party also advise people to include a note telling the Prime Minister what they think of the budget and asks all participants to send an email to 1984@lpuk.org once they have done this.

Shirts should be sent to:

Gordon Brown
10, Downing Street

Libertarian Party leader Ian Parker Joseph said of the campaign and budget, "This budget is the last desperate action of a no hope government, showing that they detached from the reality of the world in which they operate. Brown's government are hell bent on taking what they can while they can, knowing that others will have to pay for their ineptitude.

"It materially helps not one citizen, yet will further impoverish millions of Britons, dragging this country ever further into debt."

Notes for editors

1) The Libertarian Party was founded on November 21st 2007 and officially launched on January 1st 2008. The party's website can be found at:

2) Further details of the party's policies can be found in our manifesto:

3) The Libertarian Party UK is a minarchist party utilising political philosophy based on support for individual liberty.
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarianism

4) This campaign was put together with the help of the Old Holborn blog.

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