GE2015

Think Different, standing up for Sheffield.

It's General Election time and I'm looking forward to representing the Party and our ideas in Sheffield as the Party's PPC in Sheffield Central.

Five years ago when I helped Tim Dobson with his campaign in Manchester Gorton, I wasn't entirely sure he wasn't mad putting himself on the line for the Pirate Party. But I helped out and we learned a lot. I realised he was doing absolutely the right thing, providing a solution to the problems he wanted to solve.

NHS - Calling for a minor change in Policy..

When it comes to policy on the NHS, I am proud to be a member of the Pirate Party; we have been clear about our commitment to the NHS, and clear what we think could be done to make it better. 
I should be clear; the party has said that it wants to bring outsourced services back into the NHS:

"We all trust the NHS with our lives. In return for that trust, the NHS should ensure that it is using the funds apportioned to it as effectively as possible, even when an effective service isn't the cheapest option."

"All the skills to deliver healthcare from start to finish, from cleaning to surgery and from transport to transplants, should be available within the NHS."

Andy Halsall : Let's make being 'Wrong on Rights' unelectable

When it comes to the clash between surveillance and civil liberties, it seems the fight is still very much on. It's a war we have to win and with the General Election looming, making the case that mass surveillance and privacy should be important issues for voters is pretty vital.

Happily, on that score, there have been a number of developments that might just help us move the debate forward.

On Monday, the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Europe’s top rights body published a report that shows that it believes mass surveillance is a significant threat to human rights.  That's good news for anyone hoping to see a rolling back of the surveillance state.

The report recognises what the Pirate Party and others have been saying for years about the threat of mass surveillance. Like us, it did not shy away from discussing the disclosures made by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden:

“The disclosures have provided compelling evidence of the existence of far-reaching, technologically advanced systems put in place by US intelligence services and their partners in certain Council of Europe member states to collect, store and analyse communication data, including content, location and other metadata, on a massive scale”

Pirate Party London - Gearing up for 2015 and beyond...

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Having taken a bit of a breather following the elections in May, Pirate Party London is now gearing up for the General Election in May 2015 and looking further forward towards the Mayoral and Assembly Elections in 2016. However, we can't do this alone and if you are London based then we need your help.

There are 73 parliamentary constituencies in the London region - from Barking to Bromley, from Sutton to Southwark. Ideally of course, we would be able to run general election candidates in every one - but that means finding 73 people who are willing and able to put their names forward. As a party we have a very spread out membership - so if you want to be able to Vote Pirate at the next election, the best way of ensuring that there is a Pirate on the ballot paper is to stand yourself!

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