My name is Alexander Young: I am eighteen and currently working my way through a Politics and Philosophy degree at the London School of Economics. Naturally, being at such a hotbed of political discussion and policy making over the last year has helped to spur on my interests in the political process and further my actual involvement in politics. The nature of the LSE of being an institution of being a university of rich international students funded either by banking or media fortunes has done nothing to dampen my beliefs as to the moral inadequacies of UK intellectual property law as it currently stands. I will be starting a job in the IT department here in the Summer and will hope to be able to shape policy in favour of more open software aside from Moodle.
My beliefs include an individualistic conception of rights, and the shift away from the current concentration on group rights which is embodied on the statutes; a universally binding commitment to free speech along the Evelyn Beatrice Hall's characterisation of Voltaire; a right to free information; and a belief that the media industries should realise that their economic model too has died, just as that of Keynes has since WW2.
Having been a member of the party for only six months and not participated as strong as I may have, I realise that this may count against me in these nominations: I would not wish for it do so would hope that you would give me the opportunity that I so sorely desire to help designate the course of the only political party which can be said to represent me over the coming years. I feel that I could bring a certain resoluteness to the board: an unflinching dedication to my aims (to follow) in the Millian and Popperian tradition of exposing a theory to full criticism in order that its true truth status be established. This is not political 'power grabbing', merely an attempt to be a part of something which embodies so well my beliefs.
My aims as a Governor would be to:
- Ensure a consistent and comprehensive manifesto.
- Proliferate the Party name in order that it not be reported (as I saw on the BBC on Election Night) as a joke party along the lines of MRLP.
- Engage the Party in educational enterprises re: copyright and IP, and the detrimental effects that they have without proper moderation.
Thank you for your time.