Well, at this point, the dust is starting to settle on the election. I've been alternately working on my sleep and my grog deficits for the last 3 days, and I finally feel I've regained enough manna to do some retrospection. The experience of running this election was kind of like being hit by a train; I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't quite that.
At times I almost lost all faith in myself, all faith in the campaign and all faith in the party, but eventually we came through. Looking back, it's no wonder really; things were not really stacked in our favour, but ultimately, as things started to fall into place, it became something to enjoy and to really be proud of; I reconnected completely with all of the reasons that made me start this journey. During the last 12 weeks, we ran some excellent events, I met a lot of new people, I gave some pretty darn good speeches (even if I say so myself!), and we brought our message to millions of people, with an overwhelmingly positive response.
The Pirate Party is to run on UK politics' first truly crowd-sourced manifesto. The Pirate Party stands for bringing democracy closer to people and making a politics which works with them.
The General Election fighting manifesto for candidates is here.
The full policy set is available at: https://pirateparty.org.uk/Policy
Key points are:
- No warrantless...