Pirate Party

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Having spent a couple of days reflecting on the result, on Loz's resignation as leader (https://pirateparty.org.uk/blogs/loz-kaye/moving) and Andy's comments (https://pirateparty.org.uk/blogs/andy-halsall/fight-your-rights-and-party) about stepping back further I offer the following for the party as a whole. Thoughts and suggestions on three areas where I think that the next leadership would do well to focus on:

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Election 2015: The fifty shades of Parliament

The the battle for Number 10 has been described as a stark choice between the Conservatives and Labour. But is it really just red against blue? Across the country, parties flying flags of all colours will be vying for your vote....

Initially formed in Sweden, the Pirate Party launched in the UK in 2009. Its 2015 conference had a "bring your own rum" policy.  

According to its website it believes "being a Pirate means that you are independent minded and independent minded politics is what we need right now."

Andy Halsall is standing for the party in Sheffield Central where Labour's Paul Blomfield narrowly saw of the challenge of Liberal Democrat candidate Paul Scriven in 2010 by just 165 votes. (read more)


Thursday, 2 April, 2015 - 22:00

Pirate Party UK will contest Green target seat, Sheffield Central

Thursday, 12 March, 2015 - 12:30

The Pirate Party has announced it will be standing at least one candidate in Sheffield for the General Election in May.  Andy Halsall was selected by local members on the 5th of March 2015.

This will be the first time in the Party's five and a half years of campaigning in the UK that it will be standing candidates in Sheffield. Previously the party has contested Parliamentary seats in various parts of the UK, including London, Manchester, Derby and Leicester, as well as the European Election in 2014 and Scottish Parliamentary Elections.

Vote for what you believe - Vote Pirate EU 2014

A short video in response to two videos put out by larger UK political parties that are entirely geared toward ridiculing their respective party leaders.
Rather than taking the mickey out of anyone, we thought we'd emphasise a few policies. 

Thursday, 8 May, 2014 - 06:15

Support us - put more Pirates into the European Parliament

The Pirate Party is asking for donations to help fund its EU Parliamentary election run and to keep the discussion on digital rights, civil liberties, surveillance and all the other issues we talk about on the agenda.  We are hoping to raise £5,000 to cover the cost of standing candidates, but elections are expensive, so the more we can raise, the more we cad do for the EU elections and later in the year.

Thursday, 24 April, 2014 - 14:45


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