Have you ever tried to make a serious point about copyright reform or the creeping erosion of our civil liberties, whilst feigning a West Country accent and making numerous references to shivering your timbers and raising your mizzen mast whilst swabbing the poop deck? Probably not, if you are sensible. I tried to once, and it is far from easy to explain the need for new legislation whilst talking like a character from Treasure Island. But for those Pirates who need an excuse for a party (note the small 'p' in party, we do not want any splitters...) then you have a great excuse this Saturday, when it is Talk Like a Pirate Day. You can find out more about Talk Like a Pirate Day from the official website of the Americans who started it and from the official website of some Brits who did not start it.
If you live in Wales, are aged 11-18 and want to take part in the Welsh Youth Parliament you will not be allowed to disclose your party affiliation.
The Welsh Government announced the end to their consultation in November 2017 and have decided on the particulars surrounding the Welsh Youth Parliament, despite never publishing the results of the consultation.
Those aged 11-18 are permitted to take part, the first elections will be November 2018 and there will be 60 members but none are allowed to disclose their party association(s). Indeed it is unclear if any register of...