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

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“The Pirate Party is a ‘Single-issue Party’ – Oh really??!

We at the UK Pirate Party are trying to make "politics" relevant to the local people, rather than limiting it to age-old rivalries between "us" and "them", "Manchester / Edinburgh / Glasgow" and "London", "the UK" and "Europe" or "the world". I am not an Orator, but like all my colleagues at the Pirate Party I know how to listen and empathise, and only afterwards decide what is important to the locals (as opposed to what is important for a Party Board of Governors). We hope to make this clear by...
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The Independent on Sunday: Pirate Party & A New vision of grassroots politics

The Manchester Pirates and myself got a brief mention in the Independent on Sunday today (29 Apr 2012). In the article entitled: "Local elections: Labour hopes to gain if it's a dismal night for Lib Dems", the Pirate Party is referred to in the context of a "New vision of grassroots politics" to counteract voter apathy. ...  a new wave of foreign-born candidates in an attempt to breathe new life into town halls across the country. scores of "foreigners" are trying to inspire British-bo...
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Manchester Pirate Party interview on Manchester Confidential

Manchester Confidential 's Ragnhildur Finsdottir approached me a couple of weeks ago and asked me a few questions on the Pirate Party and why I'm standing at the local elections for Manchester City Centre (next Thursday 3rd May).  Here is the link to the article "The Pirate Party UK And The Digital Battleground" that got published yesterday, and below is the full interview in a Q & A format: What do you hope to get from these elections? I want a seat on the Manchester City Coun...
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ACTA or Throwing out the Baby with the Bathwater

For some time  now I have been following the furore and the various (counter)arguments surrounding the infamous ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement): " a multinational treaty for the purpose of establishing international standards for intellectual property rights enforcement", one of which relates to "copyright infringement on the Internet". Now the protection of intellectual property rights is very noble in itself, but the way it is being put into context, defined, interpreted, pursu...
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