A Pirate in Local Government – An Interview with David Elston

A Pirate in Local Government – An Interview with David Elston

David Elston is a member of Pirate Party UK (PPUK), and served as their Deputy Leader from July 2015 to February 2016. He has been a member of Pirate Party UK for several years. In 2014 David officially founded the Welsh branch of the party, Pirate Party Wales. In the 2015 general election, he stood as Pirate Party UK’s candidate in Bridgend in south Wales, […]

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Sunstone, Pirate Shops and Fundraising (PPI)

Sunstone, Pirate Shops and Fundraising (PPI)

Pirate Parties International have their board meetings every two weeks. We summarize and  bring you the highlights of the meetings. Sunstone The Sunstone project, which is to set up as a Pirate Think Tank, has appointed Jelena Jovanovic to lead the fund-raising campaign and run the social media. The project can be found on www.piratethinktank.net and social media (Facebook and Twitter). Pirate Shop Collaboration PPI is exploring […]

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EU Parliament Votes Against 2.3 Million European Citizens

EU Parliament Votes Against 2.3 Million European Citizens

The highly controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was voted upon in the EU parliament this Wednesday, July 8th. A majority of the parliament backed the resolution, 436 ‘yes’ votes against 241 ‘no’ votes. “While TTIP between the US and Europe would create the world’s largest free trade zone many Europeans believe that the agreement will elevate corporate interest above national interest.” [RT] Proponents […]

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Leaders of PPAU and PPUK Step Down

Leaders of PPAU and PPUK Step Down

Brendan Molloy from PPAU and Loz Kaye from PPUK, who have both led their Parties for several years, are stepping down. Fresh from campaigning as the Pirate Party candidate for the Manchester Central constituency in last week’s UK General Election, Loz has decided to “step down to spend more time with my family” and “balance my life better.” This does not mean that Loz will […]

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Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 004

Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 004

The order of the pirate unicorn podcast recorded on Tuesday 12th of May following the mumble chat held on the 10th of May 2015     UK Pirate Guests As an experiment we invited some of the Pirate campaigners and candidates for the UK national elections to the chat so they could tell us about their experiences and answer questions – we sent a general […]

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Follow the fortunes of the Pirates in the UK election

Follow the fortunes of the Pirates in the UK election

We will be bringing you a full article on the results for PPUK soon but you can follow the Pirate Candidates directly here or on the Pirate Party of the UK’s live blog site. On the PPUK site you can also add your comments as the night unfolds   We have our fingers crossed Featured image : CC BY-NC-SA Cris Chesha  

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British Pirates in UK Elections this Thursday

British Pirates in UK Elections this Thursday

On Thursday, 7 May 2015, the Pirate Party of the United Kingdom will be asking voters in six electorates to give them their vote. The antiquated voting system, that is still used in the insular nation, is known as first past the post. That means that there are only candidates in geographic electorates and these are elected by a majority of the votes. There is […]

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Pirates Emerge in Wales – Ready for Coming Election

Pirates Emerge in Wales – Ready for Coming Election

Founder of the Pirate Party Wales branch, within the Pirate Party UK, David Anthony Elston is a not-so-long-ago elected Governor of the Board and has been ratified as Spokesperson for Wales. David has chosen to stand as the first Pirate PPC in Wales for the Bridgend constituency in the 2015 General Election. The Welsh Pirate Manifesto is a kind of “expansion pack” to the existing Pirate […]

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PPUK Bids Farewell to PPI [Guest Post]

PPUK Bids Farewell to PPI [Guest Post]

This post is a guest post from Andy Halsall, Chief of Staff for the Pirate Party UK’s Leaders Office.  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, […]

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All Pirate Party Votes in the EU Election ~800.000 Votes

All Pirate Party Votes in the EU Election ~800.000 Votes

Throughout the 15 countries that had Pirate Parties participating in the EU elections there was a total of  840.446 votes for Pirate Parties. There was one MEP elected in Germany, Julia Reda, where they reached 1.45% In Czech Republic they where extremely close (4.78%) and now have 10 days to try and turn the missing 0.22% to the barrier in their favor through their constitutional […]

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