Hello fellow Pirates
If you haven't already heard, I have retracted my Deputy Leader candidacy and resigned as Deputy Leader, also no longer rendering me the Acting Leader of the Pirate Party UK.
While the reasons for doing so vary, the epicentre as to why my resignation happened can be pointed out reasonably easily and clearly.
There is a terrible practice of the party's leadership being given all the responsibility with no real support or handover. While I enjoyed many things in the party and met some really great people, it's very regrettable there are those who do not contribute to the leadership of the party. Furthermore when the leadership are asking for help, these people do not have time to help but feel they have ample time to complain, repeatedly, after the fact about how the leadership have done something inaccurate or just plain wrong.
It is simply not possible to hold your leadership to account if you sit there silent when they are asking "What should we do about <insert edgy hot topic>".