IMPORTANT: Nominations period extended - new NEC urgently needed

Dear Pirates,

As there were no nominations for any of the NEC posts, the nominations period has been extended indefinitely until nominations are received.

The current NEC will remain provisionally in post until the conclusion of the election, unless they choose to resign. I will be resigning as Nominating Officer on 19th December, though I will continue to run this election until a new Nominating Officer is in place.

Please, please consider putting your name forward for an NEC position. It's hard to overstate the seriousness of the current situation. Without an NEC, the party is essentially unable to carry on its day-to-day activities, which include standing for elections and advocating Pirate policies at a national level.

The forum thread for the election is here. The election itself can be found here.

Best wishes,

 - George


Dr George Walkden
Nominating Officer
Pirate Party UK

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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NEC Interal Election Voting Period now open!

Friday, 17 November, 2017 - 22:00

Ahoy fellow Pirates, candidates and members alike

The voting period for the 2017 Internal NEC elections is open from 22:00 today and will close in a week on the 24th November at the same time, 22:00.

You have to be logged in and a paid up member in order to vote. Then go to https://www.pirateparty.org.uk/election/full-nec-election-2017 to vote.

2018: Looking Ahead

Hey there! 

My name is Jason 'Termy' Winstanley. I am 25 years old, and I have been a member of the Pirate Party in the UK for several years, I don't actually recall I first joined. And long story short, I want to lead the National Executive Committee branch of the party over the next two-year cycle, and beyond. Basically, I feel great about where the party stands right now, and I can see a bright future if we harness the talent and skills that we house internally. We have many volunteers, members, people that do amazing things, and I want to foster the talent that we have and push it together in the right direction.

There are a few things I would like to see happen under my leadership, taking the form of my annual goals for 2018:

Vote ZAP

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
 

Nominations validated for NEC Internal Election

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 - 21:30

Ahoy fellow Pirates and electioneers!

As of 22:00 Friday the Nominations period had closed and the campaign period opened for the Pirate Party UK internal NEC election. Campaigning can continue up until voting ends, 24th November at 22:00 with voting itself opening 17th November at 22:00.

A new politics needs a new parliament

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"Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot.
We see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

Guy Fawkes, guy, t’was his intent
To blow up king and parliament.
Three score barrels were laid below
To prove old England’s overthrow.

By god’s mercy he was catch’d
With a darkened lantern and burning match.
So, holler boys, holler boys, Let the bells ring.
Holler boys, holler boys, God save the king.

And what shall we do with him?
Burn him!"

My nomination for the position of Nominating Officer for the PPUK

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I joined the Pirate Party UK recently, after many months of looking at the party with increasing interest.

Society has moments of great change, where technology drives a radical shift. Such moments include the Agricultural and Industrial revolutions. The way people lived changed, affecting work, leisure and family life. While the changes were beneficial in the long term, it took time to ensure that people's rights were protected. The excesses of the capitalists, who used the changes to increase their wealth, needed checking , and people needed to reassert their rights and fair working conditions.

We are in a new digital age, and society is altering very quickly. Our digital rights, something that until recently weren't even conceived of, are becoming the new frontier for our human rights. So much of our private and work lives are now online. Our relationships frequently occur online. Our sensitive personal and financial data isn't locked in a drawer or safe, it's stored on computer servers across the world.

Nominations Period is now open for NEC internal elections!

Friday, 27 October, 2017 - 14:00

Ahoy fellow Pirates!

As of 22:00 today the Nominations period will commence for elections to the Pirate Party UK NEC. Nominations will close 10th November at 22:00, which will also be the start of the Campaign period.

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Current Internal Elections

Full NEC Election 2017 - View
Nominations opened: 27 October, 2017 - 23:00
Nominations close: Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 22:00
Voting opens: Friday, 17 November, 2017 - 22:00
Voting closes: Friday, 24 November, 2017 - 22:00