David A Elston

Pirate Party Councillor Stands with Standing Rock

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Councillor David A Elston, the first Pirate to hold any seat in any level of government in the UK shows solidarity with the hundreds of primarily young Native Americans protesting against the potential contamination of water from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).


David A Elston, Spokesperson for Wales said:


"We have seen first hand in Wales when national policy overrules what locals are asking for it can cause devastating results. In Wales we remember the deliberate flooding of the Tryweryn Valley and still today in the UK we see places such as Lancashire being opened up to fracking despite the opposition of the local council.


Those in Standing Rock are no different to ourselves. In the simplest of terms, they have a local policy that is being ignored by their national government.


We, too, often forget that environmental issues such as these still have an impact on people and our planet in the long term. We should be looking to new, sustainable technologies and should not rely on fossil fuels; digging up and burning the past, to fuel the present at the cost of our future must stop."

David Elston : #SnoopersCharter / IPBill

A simple introduction to the #SnoopersCharter/IP Bill in this Youtube video.

#NoLove4USGov - An extradition too far

Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 - 13:15

Amber Rudd has signed Lauri Love's extradition order despite huge public uproar, opposition both inside and outside her own party, inside and outside of government and a previous home secretary, now Prime Minister blocking an extradition with almost exactly the same conditions. Lauri is unlikely to meet justice in America, in his case the most likely outcome is jail without a trial.

Naomi Colvin of Courage Foundation has previously said:

David Elston : #BeThePirate / Channel Intro

New channel intro for the Pirate Party UK on youtube.

Time to review our relationship with the USA

Wednesday, 9 November, 2016 - 15:15

This year we have seen a revolution in Iceland with Pirates taking a sudden 10 seats, up from three. An amazingly successful campaign, based on openness, transparency and restoring the power back to the people.

However in the USA we have seen a very different kind of revolution, where voters were forced to choose the candidate they considered the "least worst".

Land at Cowbridge Road, Eglwys Brewis, St Athan

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My response to the propsed pre-planning consultation that aims to change the three parcels of land, green belt and public green space to housing:

 

A busy month (plus a few days)

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Whew that month sure went fast. We're due a little sit down and catch up, so here we go...

For those of you that missed it (what have you been doing?!), our Icelandic counterparts won 10 seats, up from three in the Icelandic Parliament. This is a huge success, and we issued a press release about it here. I was lucky enough to be interviewed by CNBC and featured briefly in this video. I was also interviewed by Ars Technica about the Pirate Party UK.

What is the Pirate Party?

Iceland's parliamentary elections could propel the radical centrist Pirate Party into global mainstream politics.

Friday, 28 October, 2016 - 09:30

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