Members of the Pirate Party UK, we would like your approval to appoint people to new positions of trust. Why do we seek your approval? Because we are a party that aspires to be both democratic and transparent. Why then are these positions not up for election? Because they are not really the right sort of position - these are jobs where we need skilled and trusted individuals who have already been vetted to ensure they are up to the challenge and are there to support the administration of the party.
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.
David A Elston, Pirate Party UK Acting Leader said, "We send our congratulations to the Czech Pirate Party for their dramatic achievement. They have demonstrated that the...