Notice of up coming NEC Elections

Monday, 23 October, 2017 - 21:45

Ahoy fellow Pirates,

Our NEC internal elections are due with nominations opening 27th October. This will be our two-yearly full NEC election, for the positions of Leader, Deputy Leader, Nominating Officer, Treasurer and Party Secretary with a recent change removing the office of Campaign Officer.

A full timetable for the election is here:

- 27th October: Nominations open
- 10th November: Nominations close & Campaigning starts
- 17th November: Voting opens
- 24th November: Voting closes & Campaigning ends

ANALYSIS: The Pirate Party and what it proposes for Colnbrook

Little known political group the Pirate Party has been successful in influencing the Boundary Commission in reversing changes to the Slough and Windsor constituencies, but its more radical plans were rejected.  Who are they, and what do they propose for Colnbrook with Poyle?

Monday, 23 October, 2017 - 16:15

Czech Pirate Party win seats in 2017 National Elections

Monday, 23 October, 2017 - 15:45

Czech Pirate Party (Česká pirátská strana) made massive gains recently in their National Government, winning 22 seats making them the third largest party, polling only 0.5% behind Civic Democratic Party, the 2nd largest party but making significantly larger gains.

This 10.8% vote share is an 8.1% increase on their 2013 figures, where they polled 2.7% but didn't qualifty for any representatives.

St Athan Road Safety E-Mail Complaint

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Subject: St Athan Road Safety
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:18:22 +0100
From: David A Elston <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]

 

Dear Vale of Glamorgan Council

Last year you will no doubt be aware of the press hits in the local papers, the demonstrations with teachers and pupils of the local schools which included a police escort, the video footage published online and the information gathered from the survey from the Community Council. I believe a petition also took place, all in relation to road safety in St Athan.

Regrettably, despite the police calling the roads "not safe" and all the above, improvements to the roads were never made.

Pirates win seats under Luxembourg proportional system

Monday, 16 October, 2017 - 19:45

Standing five Pirates in Luxembourg's 2017 communal elections, Pirate Partei gained 33,566 (1.3%) votes under their Proportional Representation system, which entitles them to three representatives.

David A Elston, Pirate Party UK Acting Leader said:

"Congratulations to the Luxembourg Pirates who gained three seats in the communal elections recently.

‘UK teen almost hacking US officials a serious concern for American security’

It should be very concerning for the US security services that a teenager almost got to access to private information of top officials, including that of the CIA chief, as other hackers might actually do some real harm, Mark Chapman of the UK Pirate Party believes.

Sunday, 8 October, 2017 - 14:15

Why I joined the Pirate Party

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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.

Pirate book review: Utopia for realists

"We need to be unrealistic, unreasonable, and impossible."

How politics has become a management problem

Politics is for people with vision. People who aspire to push the boundaries of our society and make us greater than ever before. People who truly believe in something and will strive to get it leading us all into a better and happier world.

Sadly a politician is someone quite different. A politician is someone who sees the only GDP, crime statistics and average life expectancy. Currently, a key point on a manifesto will be a slight rise in income tax for the rich or a 0.7% GDP aid budget, nothing - special. Yes, these things have impacts but realistically we have managed to turn politics from something for great visionaries into a problem of management.

Microchips?

Reccently there has been talk online and in the media about implantable RFID chips. The reason for this is that a US company asked if its employee's would like to have a chip fitted, 50 of them agreed and are now able to open doors, operate printers, and buysnacks all with the wave of a hand. However this caused a massive backlash with people saying it was a slippery slope and soon people will be tracked with these chips, some said that the employees where being spied on, some even claimed that people who consent to these chips are no longer human. However very little has been said on the benifits of this technology, so in this blog i will set out the potential uses of this powerfull technology and also explain that how (very mcuh like the internet) it will both be one of the greatest changes of our time and one of the most dangerous.

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