After the furore caused by Anna Raccoon two months ago, it seemed fairly clear to me that LPUK was either dead or severely wounded and unlikely to recover, despite the goodwill and efforts of a number of minarchists and libertarians to steer the ship to calmer waters.
And while I think Mr Ferguson's approach is very sensible and important, I don't think I'll be renewing my membership of the LPUK, despite his good intentions.
The fundamental problem that I see in the UK is that "social democracy" is drilled into people from the outset. There is no serious tolerance of the idea of NOT amortizing the bad consequences of your actions across all of society. The nett takers of society and the masses who have been convinced of the horror of accepting said consequences will not forgo their security blanket.
The Green Party has moved from being an electoral nonentity pressure group to a party with parliamentary representation, precisely because their agenda dovetails so precisely with the idea of amortizing bad things.
This is entirely the antithesis of libertarianism, even if you are some sort of classical liberal or minarchist who believes in some limited government. The idea of libertarianism is that you have to bear the consequences of your decisions. If they're good decisions, you do well. If they're bad decisions, you suffer.
There is no place in a social democracy for the ideas of individual responsibility, everything revolves around the "greater good", and if you want to be the bloke who defines what the greater good is, you have to get elected to power. And because this country is an increasingly intolerant social democracy, the only way you will come to power is to be a social democrat.
This inherent contradiction between British politics and any kind of libertarian ideals means that unlike the Greens, LPUK will almost certainly never become relevant unless the entire social democratic structure is destroyed or collapses under its own weight.
And even then, or perhaps especially then, the loss of security will almost inevitably lead a fearful populace to seek a similar comforting safety blanket as the new social order.
I wish those who would revive the LPUK well, I really do. And I hope my assessment is wrong.
But I'm pretty sure it isn't.