Icelandic Pirates: PPIS Vote to Leave PPI and Birgitta only Politician to increase in Trust
Following the Pirate Parties of Australia and the United Kingdom, the Pirate Party of Iceland overwhelmingly voted to leave Pirate Parties International. Arnaldur Sigurðarson, member of the Pirate executive council, told the Pirate Times that the vote was 96.56% in favour of leaving. He added:
“PPI has been pretty much useless when it comes to its objectives which should be to encourage international cooperation between Pirate Parties.”
One Third of Icelanders now Trust Birgitta
In other news from Iceland, the seemingly endless row of polls continues with the trust level of leading politicians in the country being the subject of the survey conducted by Market and Media Research. The subjects of the polls are in all areas of politics and include the President and City Mayors as well as leading MPs. The leaders of the government coalition are in steep decline whereas Pirate Captain Birgitta Jónsdóttir was the only politician to see an increase of trust by the people of Iceland, from 23.3% to 32.3%. An English language report can be found in The Grapevine.
Core Policies now in English
As a bonus the Icelandic Pirates have published their core policies in English which makes reading and comparing policies with other Pirates much easier than relying on machine translations. The document is on their website.
About Andrew Reitemeyer
I joined the Pirate Party of Lower Saxony in Germany in April 2012, once I found out that non citizens were welcome to join and become active members of the Party. I joined the Pirate Times soon after it was started as a proof reader and am now an editor and author. Since then I have returned to my native New Zealand and joined the Pirate Party of New Zealand. Politically I come from the libertarian left and have, up to now, not regarded any political party as having a solution for the democratic deficit that envelops the world. With the advent of the Pirate Party, which truly embraces grass roots democracy, I have found a political home. The Pirate Times is a way I can contribute to furthering the Pirate Movement around the world. Skype: frithogar