ICELAND’S PIRATE PARTY SECURES MORE ELECTION FUNDING THAN ALL ITS RIVALS AS IT CONTINUES TO TOP POLLS
SOURCE: LONDON INDEPENDENT
The anti-establishment party, which calls for a 35-hour working week, direct democracy and total drug decriminalisation, has the lead in eight out of the last ten polls. They look set to form a crucial part of a coalition government in this autumn’s general election.
The Pirates do not have a formal leader, but poet and activist Birgitta Jónsdóttir MP is the chair of the Pirate parliamentary group and their de facto spokesperson.
She said: “We did not expect this. We don’t care. Democracy doesn’t revolve around getting loads of money from the government.