Nigel's staff pose for Derek Bennett's latest UKIP publicity photo. Annabelle Fuller is second from right.
UKIP claims to be a Libertarian Party. However, it appears that the Guru of UKIP, Nigel Farage, is struggling with the definition of Libertarianism. And so he has asked for help. Did he seek the advice of his party? No. He has sought the advice of his peer group - those who pay his inflated salary. Farage has sought the advice of the Eurocrats. The advice of UKIP members is of no interest to Farage, as he charts his course as a professional Europhile.
This is the e-mail he sent out to the Eurocrats, offering them money for their opinions.
The Definition of Libertarianism Prize
Sponsor: Nigel Farage, co-president of the EFD Group and leader of UKIP
Prize money: €50 cash (tax free)
Write a definition - in a maximum of 100 words of what you consider 'Libertarianism' to be.
The language must be English.
It must be in grammatically coherent sentences.
It must be mostly or entirely a positive definition. That is, it must not be a statement of what libertarianism is not, or is against.
Negatives may be used, in a subordinate capacity, to exclude or make precise .
It should not contain unexplained neologisms or acronyms.
It should not refer to extant political parties.
Entrants must be willing to appear at an appropriate Mises Circle meeting to claim the prize in person.
Entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for entries is midnight 13 February 2011, Belgian time.
The entry must be in the name of one individual, who will take all the credit for the definition and be the sole recipient of the prize.
There is only one prize.
The judge of the best definition shall be Nigel Farage only.
The definition must be an original composition of the author, using substantially original phraseology.
Michael Jose, and close members of his family, are barred from entry to the competition.
Canvassing will disqualify.
The winning definition will be be placed in the public domain.