Douglas Carswell
Douglas Carswell, a libertarian, won the Clacton-on-Sea by-election after defecting from the Conservatives to UkipReuters

This is the Dawn of the Libertarian. Young people just don't love the state in the same way their parents and grandparents did.

Generation Y, the under-thirties, is far more liberal than past generations. If the polls are to be believed, they are the most liberal generation in Britain's history. In both social and economic senses: they believe not just in drug decriminalisation, but lower taxes too.

"We do not pretend to know what is best for everyone, and so we feel that decisions are ideally taken by the persons directly affected by them," said Mark S. Feldner, president of Cambridge Libertarians, a group for students at one of the world's best universities.

"This scepticism about concentrated power, central planning and top-down regulation also encourages individuals to accept responsibility for their own actions."

Feldner was one of the Generation Y libertarians interviewed for an IBTimes UK feature on the rise of libertarianism among young people in the UK.

And Douglas Carswell, a libertarian defector from the Conservatives to Ukip, just increased his parliamentary majority in a Clacton-on-Sea by-election. He's now Ukip's first elected MP.

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