Hi, I'm Alex, decided to join today.
I'm 17 and read a lot about politics, current affairs, economics etc, mainly as a hobby/distraction from my first passion and future career (if all goes well!), medicine (starting at Oxford in September 2012).
My mother and father are Greek and French respectively (I speak both of those languages fluently, and can converse in German - might be useful to the PP), and I follow current affairs in both of these countries closely. Having witnessed the ongoing spectacular failure of mainstream and 'radical' parties and representative governments in Greece, and the small but rapidly growing Pirate Party there, I decided to look further. I identify strongly with the Pirate Party's views on direct democracy and transparency in government.
Secondly, the PP is the only party that wants to tackle the pharmaceutical industry head-on. Put simply, we need a new covenant between society and the industry. For details, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Heal ... iatrist%29
. It's a very interesting story which I'm sure will be discussed later.
Finally, like all PP members, I view the internet as a wonderful thing, and the PP remains for me the only party that really cherishes civil liberties.
I look forward to getting involved and meeting with other members!