The Pirate Party in Manchester. Looking forward to the Ancoats and Clayton By-election, December 2013

Policy Process – Set the Agenda for #GE2015

We are running our policy process for 2015 now! This process will run until the 21st of March online and offline and will allow the party to make sure its positions are expanded and up to date, and up to scratch for the General Election. To get it right, we need your help.

The last time we did this, we received enough contributions to not only fill a national manifesto, but also to distill down what the Pirate Party stand for in seven simple principles.

We saw in action from the overwhelming number of people choosing to get involved that far from giving up in apathy, people are simply disaffected from politics which is done to them, not with them.

With the final document which was launched in 2012, Policy Alpha finally gave us strong foundation on the doorstep and a strong position from which to argue better politics for the 21st Century.

As we hurtle towards the General Election in May, the time has come to look back over these policies; to refine them, polish them and enhance them.  Though it may sometimes not feel like it, we have seen significant wins in the politics of the past few years – the decriminalisation of format shifting, for instance, and the massive shift of public consciousness coming from the “phone hacking” scandal and the Snowden leaks which continue to this day.

We are proud to stand on the first crowd-sourced manifesto in the UK.  We want to make it even better.  The *only* way to do that is to repeat the process.  This policy document is a living, breathing reflection of a truly 21st century politics – one which aims to make the world better by enhancing participation, not by imposing .

Join us in our new process.

You can tell us about your ideas, and discuss it publicly on

or join the discussion on reddit (

If you don’t want to share your idea publicly you can email us at, call us on 0161 987 7880 or even write to us at:

Policy on a postcard

Pirate Party UK

202 Islington Mill

James Street


M3 5HW

United Kingdom

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