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Pirate Party UK Appoints New (Old) Deputy Treasurer

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The fools! They’ve trusted me with all the money!

 

 

The newly elected NEC is currently strategising for 2018 and the up coming local elections – but while they do that, I’m now sitting in my nice little back office, counting pieces of eight as the new Deputy Treasurer. Well, maybe not "new" as I've been in the party a while now... but you ge the picture.

Here are some things you might not know about our finances:

  1. We are the most affordable political party in the UK to join, with membership as low as £3.
  2. We are the first British political party to accept Bitcoin.
  3. We have a great Deputy Treasurer.

Fascinating right?

Civil liberties, bloody liberties and tv licensing!

Dear all,

            I recently had quite an upsetting experience with tv licencing [long story]. They got in touch pretty quickly once we'd 'cancelled' online, but you can't cancel easily as their website doesn't allow it. But we did get a couple of Emails and a couple of phone calls that were 'strong' on subliminal threats. The final call ended in me losing my rag with a remote 'irritant' at their hq. They are the 'Stasi' reborn, so beware all of you using bbc iPlayer etc. Anyone else out there suffered like this at all..?

Bluebird

Back again with possible London Docklands branch {?}

Avast ye,

             Hello all. I'm Laurence [Bluebird] and back at the helm after a couple of roller coaster years changing many jobs, a GE [2015] and new directions in life! Please feel free to get in touch if you fancy a chat. My new job domain is in London Docklands, an area sitting right in the middle of the PPUK London logo, and an alternative venue for people in E / SE London to meet up. There's a nice roomy pub with quiet sit down tables at West India Quay should I get any interest! I'm not into treading on toes, so this isn't about upsetting PP London Branch, but just an added extra!

"Splice the main jib"

Bluebird aka Laurence 

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2018: Looking Ahead

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I have been on the NEC since late 2016, during my time I have helped transform our IT team and reduce costs from nearly £300 a month to just shy of £160. The money saved is now being used to promote and support the party and its aims. You can see my current responsibilities here:

https://www.pirateparty.org.uk/party/how-we-work/party-organisation

What I have done in 2016/2017 Election Period

·         Organised the Birmingham meetup to increase engagement

·         Assisted in the GE preparation and supported a candidate at his count

·         Worked within the IT team to drive transformation

·         Lots of back office admin stuff that no one sees but is very important to the central running of the party.

 

What I Plan to do in 2017/2018
 

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