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ThyPirateDave

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ThyPirateDave
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South Wales
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Website
https://www.pirateparty.org.uk/david-anthony-elston
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@ThyPirateDave
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Bridgend
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  • For what it's worth I agree I think I could have sold the party a bit more. I found it easier selling a campaign as a candidate but selling the party is something a touch different that I need to be better ready for. I excel at this kind of conversa…
  • Hots * Got to meet @Lennon off-of the BBC * Got to Pirate that joke from @Henchman * Vast majority of arrangements were bang on, especially helpful for avoiding large fees in terms of parking etc (Thanks @Zapto ) * All you can eat made it easier in …
  • To keep things simple, if we make the flags a clean £10 each, it'll save everyone kicking around a few pennies on the Birmingham meet up. If you're not able to attend, I'm happy to post you a flag but you'll need to provide your address - best to e…
  • Thanks everyone. The flags reached 10 and we order those in groups of 10, so they have been dispatched to me, where I will work out how best to get money from everyone shortly. If anyone else wants a flag, we'll have to either 1) charge a bit more …
  • I feel I should explain how policy is created here. Policy is crowd sourced, not decided on or created by the Leadership. If there is a hole in the policy, if we run the crowd source again that policy can be amended. The policy was also run in 2015…
  • How do you plan to fix this? Quite simply by asking people what they want to get involved in or if they're unsure, through conversation work out what they can do and assign them some lightweight stuff at first and go from there. We do need to encou…
  • Hey @HeadOpener I love the clean and clear policies of our Icelandic party, would you have thoughts on doing something similar for the UK, Whilst maintaing a detailed manifesto for GE's? ( ref Core-Policies and Pirate Codex ) We've cleared up the…
  • Hello @Finbar To answer your questions: - Should you be elected to power, how will you raise the profile of PPUK? I sorta already did this heh but if we're talking power at a higher level, getting in the local press is essential for raising awaren…
  • Hello all. I have posted my Deputy Leader bid here. Feel free to discuss, here, grab me on discord or send me an e-mail~
  • Yeap. It's more an administrative change, my main focus would and I think should be on the external in this year, at least until after the local elections.
  • @Termy there is plenty of parking - it's not particularly cheap but it's easy to get to. @Zapto the only time I would avoid having any kind of meeting in a pub/restaurant would be dinner time, as it'd be impossible to get a table.
  • Does anyone know how many PPUK members there are in Scotland? Nah we don't track our membership in any kind of way so only know those who come forward openly. We have had a lot of requests around Glasgow and Edinburgh for Pirates to meet with them b…
  • (^Edited your post to include the 25th as a Saturday) I can confirm attendance for this date but cannot confirm rum drinking on account of driving. The only rum from me will be a... bRum bRum... Badum tisk~ Thank you, thank you... The library is…
  • Yes I found myself re-reading that when looking at the constitution yesterday; as we're due a referendum to the membership on the Board of Governors size. I found the vote of no confidence issue a bit lacking. This is probably in part due to us nev…
  • I can think of a few parties that could learn a lesson or two from these kinds of elections
  • Hello @topperfalkon Thank you for saying so 1) Some of the smaller things when there was a functioning NEC such as being a go-between between the Board and NEC really helped bridge a bit of a communications gap. Seeing as the Deputy Leader role …
  • Do you want us to send something out by way of a members update etc?
  • There was some interest in us from Swansea a little while ago but it didn't seem to take off - but supporting/seeking other candidates locally is pretty needed down this way.
  • Well I respect your keenness and self confidence in being able to fulfil the role and it's refreshing to see more people like yourself come forward to "do". Active membership is something we really need more of. Do you know what county and town cou…
  • P.S. Currently the Code of Practice states: "The Leader heads the party's administration and represents the party to the media and electorate. This NEC officer is expected to stand as a candidate in general and other relevant elections and to take …
  • With the Christmas/New Years period, I and others probably wouldn't have seen the chat - what prompted the change?
  • There isn't a position on the NEC called "Volunteer Co-ordinator" but there is an appointable vacancy in the campaigns department with that title. NEC Roles: https://www.pirateparty.org.uk/nec-code-practice
  • I know an employer cannot stop you from joining a political party, even if they have a non-partisan policy (such as a charity etc, as you would be operating in your own time and not on behalf of the firm). Same goes for party leadership positions - …
  • Yeah that's what I was referring to above. We're going to be embedding Discord instead of IRC. I put it on ITs eternal to-do list myself
  • Active members are definitely needed on the Board and I don't seek to discourage but while the NEC give a voice to the party, the Board are essentially the "owners" who collectively hold a lot of power and responsibility. For example, in some what …
  • In the mean time @Lennon and I have been reducing a lot of the noise on the site and replacing a lot of wall-o-text stuff with images. It's a bit like fitting bicycle wheels onto a juggernaut at times but it looks a damn sight better than it did... …
  • Hello @Termy One of the reasons I still haven't sought to go back on to the NEC was I don't think a substantial enough change has happened to warrant it, either in myself or the party and I wouldn't want to stand, only to resign again some time la…
  • It's making life a lot easier for me, I can just pop some stuff up in discord and I generally get an answer (and vice versa, my mailbox is getting less spammed)
  • It may be worth putting together some very simple videos with text overlay. I've always found music the problem though, with the way copyright is, especially on platforms like youtube. We can fire those out now and then - and in the mean time work …
  • It's worth a shot - change the MOTD and see if it generates any complaints - we could always use IRC just as a signpost to direct people to the Discord channel.