Who are The Pirates?
I am not really in the mood for commenting on the British general election, but I have noticed that the Pirate Party are standing.
I suspect that the smaller parties will pick up a lot of votes as a result of dissatisfaction with mainstream politics and wider alienation, and the Pirate Party could be one of the beneficiaries, so it might be worthwhile examining their background.
The Pirate Party movement was originally a Swedish phenomena and came about as a response to the court action taken against Pirate Bay, one of the world’s largest file sharing sites.
The Pirate Party was eventually formed and gained electoral support in Sweden.
Expo has more on Carl Lundstrom.
However, I can’t make up my mind on them. Are they just well-meaning individuals with a few cranks on their fringes or something else? I am not sure.
Update 1: I got it wrong, they appealed and weren’t jailed, yet.