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PPUK Bids Farewell to PPI

So long and thanks for all the fish.


The rumour is true. No, not that I’m joining Facebook (a dastardly lie!), but the other one, alluded in Andrew Reitemeyer’s piece about Parties leaving PPI. As briefly mentioned there the Pirate Party UK has, indeed, left PPI. That is, that the party has sent the PPI board the requisite registered dead-tree letter…  I’ve also spoken to Thomas Gaul and I know others have been in touch too.  I assume our newly found non-member status will be reflected somewhere, at some point.

Thursday, 26 February, 2015 - 16:15

PPUK leaves PPI

Editor's picture

After a good three years of working with PPI to try to resolve some of the issues both we and other members have had with that body, we've run into a bit of a wall. In short, reform of PPI has been slow to the point of non-existent. The problems we identified over the years remain far from solved and in some cases have become worse. This led to the board making it clear that they see PPI as an organisation that is at odds with our own party's principles. The NEC in turn discussed the current situation and the board's statement, and acted in the only appropriate way possible. They have withdrawn PPUK from PPI.

 

This is a Man's World

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Suffrage gave women the vote, and it is considered one of the biggest triumphs of modern civil rights. So why is it that 86 years after all women won the right to vote, men still dominate in our political sphere?

 

As a woman and the Deputy Leader of PPUK, I often get asked what can be done to make politics more appealing to women, and I've found it is an issue that crosses party lines. Of the 650 MPs currently elected to Commons, only 143 are women - and that was a landmark victory for female election to parliamentary seats. In the House of Lords, the figure is similar: of the 780 seats, only #000080">182 are held by women#000080">, #000080">#000000">a mere 22.5% of the total representatives. So why is it that women are so woefully under-represented in parliament?

 

Opening statement - Annual NEC meeting

Thursday, 21 June, 2012 - 12:00

Loz Kaye speaking at the second annual physical Pirate Party UK National Executive meeting, which set out the parties priorities for the coming months, gave the following opening address:

"Welcome."

"It's a year since we last did this, or just over. I know that it was a very significant meeting last year, it set the tone for a lot of what has happened since and I think that being here, in this room, is symbolic of a lot of that."