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

Amendment of Civil Liberties Bill

Hello all,

While on my emails and surfing the web I saw an email about future amendments to Civil Partnership Act.

The current act allows couples of same-sex to form a Civil Partnership and have similar legal status as married, although since 2013 marriage is also available for same-sex couples too.

The new amendment to be debated on 2nd February will allow opportunities to let opposite-sex couples to also form Civil Partnerships.  Although it may not seem an issue since marriage already exists, some people still prefer to idea of Civil Partnership as it does not have such historic significance and context and allow all couples to enjoy Civil Partnership! We're one of the countries still yet to do it.

How can you help? You can write to your MP and get them to vote on the bill.
You can read a bit more in depth from here and other ways to support: http://equalcivilpartnerships.org.uk/

Happy Pirating!
 

Local Elections 2018

Monday, 1 January, 2018 - 15:15

Dear Pirate Party Member,

I am writing to all members as the Nominations Officer for Pirate Party UK.

As some of you may be aware, there are local elections due to be held on Thursday 3rd May 2018. These are taking place all over the country with around 4,000 council seats up for grabs. Here are the local authorities where elections will take place.

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?

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Being a party member allows you to have a say over candidates for elections, and put yourself forward. It gives you the final say over policy, how the party is run and by who. It's a chance to get involved in a growing global movment and meet like minded people. Joining also helps us keeps our campaigning running. After all, defending free culture doesn't come cheap! But being a member of The Pirate Party is great value and lets us keep the party running.  If you have limited income, you may be eligible for the reduced £3 membership.

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Pirate Party UK Elects full new NEC

Sunday, 26 November, 2017 - 21:15

Ahoy my fellow pirates

The polls closed at 22:00 Friday night, so if you didn't cast your vote already, then tough!

The ballots have been counted and scored using the ERS97 Single Transferable Vote proportional system (STV) with Re-Open Nominations (R.O.N) used as a candidate in each election.

The results are as follows:

For the position of Party Leader:

There were 3 candidates competing for 1 seat.

Harley Faggetter 18
Jason Winstanley 5
R.O.N.  1
Abstained 2
Spoilt 0

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.

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