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#WeArrSix and we thank you!

David Elston's picture

Our 2015 post-GE crowdfunder to refill the coffers is complete, and boy did we have a lot of support. You've collectively donated £1,436, showing that pirates never pay for anything is a myth worth smashing.

I really want to thank everyone who donated... in fact, I think I will.

Thank you Neil Bird, Cris Chesha, Simon Baldwin, Norman Witte III, Patrick Robertson, Andy Birchwood, Tom Collins, Chris Foote, Mick Sulley, Rebecca Ainsworth, Daniel Cale, Daniel Gilson, Paul Shaplin, Michael Johnsson, Philip Haworth, Thomas Horne, Trevor Johnson, Jack Allnutt, George Walkden, Liam Soutar, Adrian Farrell and a few others wishing to remain anonymous.

Oh and I dropped a few quid into the bucket too.

This money is more than just some cold hard cash thrown in our direction - it's what allows us to keep being a positive political force... and after the election results, positive politics seems needed now more than ever.

We'll need every penny we can get to push for a free culture. The Tories are back in Government and we have a hell of a war on our hands to protect our Internet and our right to privacy and expression.

#WeArrSix (But don't sing the song!)

David Elston's picture

If six years ago today the Party was born. If you had approached me and said “In six years, you will be the Deputy Leader of a political party, after running in the GE2015” I would have said “...then in six years I must have gone crazy!”.

Turns out I'm not crazy... but I am a Pirate.

Since 2009 we've seen Pirates elected all over the globe, most notiably in Sweden, Germany and Iceland. In the UK we've seen Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowdon be persued for exposing the truth of what Governments around the world are doing in secret. Net Neutrality has been attacked and our own party and leadership threatened when we created proxies to try and keep the net neutral. It's been a hard six year battle for Pirates everywhere.

Now we are seeing the Freedom of Information laws being reviewed. The Government has not learnt its lesson on keeping the public in the dark and wants to increase its secrecy. Not forgetting David Cameron now wants to censor our internet with “objectionable content” filters.

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