Today I joined the Pirate Party.
Since 1992 I have been politically active, firstly with Labour, and then the Green Party. This journey has involved standing in local elections on numerous occasions, and even being a Parliamentary Candidate. So why I did join the Pirate Party?
It has become abundantly clear to me that society is progressing at a fast rate, where the role of technology is becoming critical. Every part of our lives has changed, and set to change further and faster. The very nature of work, society and everyday life is being tranformed to operating on a digital platform.
The other political parties are simply way behind the curve about this reality. The 'Corbyn's Socialism' vs 'Theresa May's Capitalism' is debate about the past, not the future. They have no answers to the issues of today and the next few decades. They are wedded to the past.