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  • I certainly will and I was impressed with the press release on the snoopers charter yesterday. Shocking display on that from both Labour and the SNP.
  • topperfalkon I accept what you are saying. I think the general mood is that any prospective leader should have a real 'hands on' knowledge and passion for digital rights and I am not really that person. As I said the main hope when I started this ou…
  • I accept the criticisms and would agree that I am not the 'ideal' leader for PPUK. If by throwing my hat into the ring the end result is that it prompts someone more qualified on the party's core agenda to put their head above the parapet then that …
  • Dan, I believe in building bridges so I'm happy to sit down with anyone (nothwithstanding the earlier comments that I wouldn't shake hands with some of them) and I'll debate with anyone as I think that is the only chance to get anywhere. I'm still o…
  • Hi Drowz0r/Dan, To give people an idea here is my last campaign video when I ran on a joint RESPECT/TUSC ticket in the 2014 elections. I should explain that there was a misunderstanding about what would appear on the ballot paper. I had intended it …
  • Drowz0r, I have no problems taking on any parties in debate or in working with them at any level of government. I have a personal policy of not shaking hands with fascists (NF/BNP/Britain First) but I will share platforms with them and work with the…
  • I think notwithstanding the continuous interraction online there should also be, at least once a year, a physical conference to iron out some of these issues. It should of course also have a live webcast with a facility for those unable to attend in…
  • I'm with Dan on this one.
  • Dan, sorry for the delay in replying, had two Open University assignments to get done over the weekend and as usual I was miles behind on my studies so had to go into lockdown!! The SNP, seen up close, are nothing like the benign anti-austerity part…
  • I was in that position both in my early years as a Labour candidate and more recently whilst in RESPECT when I had to present the leaderships position as being against Scottish Independence whereas I myself am in favour. It is not a particular probl…
  • Bluebird, I certainly can stand the heat and have just been answering questions honestly as I believe the object of the excercise is to let people know my personal views not to give people what I think they want to hear. I had already added the earl…
  • Dan I opposed pretty much all of our foreign interventions from the Falklands onwards and certainly Iraq and Afghanistan which are the root cause of much that has happened since. Unfortunately you can't put the genie back in the bottle but a commitm…
  • What is your solution then? How are you going to force them to comply? I'm sure as a Pirate you're not advocating the use of torture?
  • Adrian I think it is reasonable to insist on decryption in the circumstances I outlined. If the person chooses not to comply that is a matter for them. I assume you are opposed to the law in its entirety??
  • No. I think that someone who is determined not to disclose the data is not going to be swayed however big the sentence.
  • Adrian this is a trickier one because I believe, for example, in protecting whistleblowers. I think there would need to be very tight legislation on particular sets of circumstances when decryption could be enforced, for example when the security fo…
  • DanFoxDavies, I think the idea of a 'rotating parliament' has got some legs although I think you would still need a 'HQ' which was the default location. I think taking PMQ's around the country to venues large enough to allow a decent sized public ga…
  • On copyright I agree that there should still be a period where creators of works can earn from them and this period should be somewhere in the region of 10-15 years and I certainly wouldn't go any lower than 10. I also agree that there are some inst…
  • I completely oppose the Snoopers Charter. Everyone should have the right to communicate in private with warrants to monitor comms only granted in extreme circumstances as part of a transparent process. No limits on encryption. Innocence presumed as …
  • Adrian, I suppose in particular I've been interested in new ways to do democracy as the old methods haven't delivered anything decent for years. I realised after leaving RESPECT that I didn't really have a connection with any mainstream (or even oth…
  • I'd encourage you to put yourself forward and a leadership pairing that leaned in different directions of the old left-right labels would probably be a good thing for the party. (i.e myself more to the left and yourself, as you say, centre right)
  • I have a question myself. Can someone explain why some of the major Pirate Parties (including PPUK) all resigned from Pirate Parties International last year? I have obviously seen the brief report that appeared on the website but wondered if someone…
  • It says 1 year 11 months on my account settings which would make it around April 2014 that I registered but I seem to remember it being after the local elections that year, could be wrong. I have been expansive as most people know very little about …
  • Taking Adrian first, I agree that although I am guilty myself of using the term 'progressive' on my Twitter profile it has now become a cliché and almost meaningless. I think what PPUK and RESPECT have in common is that they are both 'disruptors' in…
  • Hi Adrian, I think the Green and RESPECT positions on freedom of information, civil rights, surveillance and so on would be very similar to those of PPUK although neither party (particularly RESPECT) had a developed policy on the PPUK key agenda ar…
  • Thanks Adrian, that's not a problem, I suppose it is really a hustings of sorts. One of the reasons I put myself forward was because I agreed almost word for word with the 2015 PPUK general election manifesto. If I had to pick an area that I think i…
  • Hi Andy. I fully support the PPUK aspiration to have copyright law reduced to ten years. Whilst running a theatrical agency with my ex wife we were constantly thwarted in our efforts to stage showcases promoting our actors because of copyright issue…
  • Hi. Yes Howling Laud Hope (and his entourage) brought a lot of light and hilarity to a pretty serious evening with Labour having to go cap in hand to Ed Miliband and explain to him how they had managed to lose by over 10,000 votes a seat that they h…
  • Thanks for your reply and here are some brief personal views: Health & The NHS: The NHS should be free at the point of use and prescription fees in England should be scrapped as in Scotland and Wales. All creeping privatisations should be ended…