[pp.int.general] Pirate Manifesto Reloaded

Anton Tamminen anton.tamminen at piraattipuolue.fi
Thu Jul 3 15:13:11 CEST 2008

Eduardo Robles Elvira wrote:
>> Please note that if we are outside any group, we do not get seats in the
>> parliamentarian commitees. And it is in these commitees most of the
>> important decisions are taken. Also, by being in a group we get funding
>> for staff.
> Well it's the price of freedom.
If we intentionally leave ourselves outside the groups and thus 
parliamentary committees, we do not pay a price for freedom. We pay a 
price for stubbornness, which may cost us our freedom.
> You might have a choice, but PIRATA doesn't have one. Our statutes say we will 
> abstain in non-core issues and thus it doesn't make sense joining any group 
> other than then the independent group.
I don't see why you adopt statues that say you can't co-operate. It 
doesn't seem like a very helpful  strategy in politics.

Anton Tamminen
International Secretary, Member of the Board
Piraattipuolue - The Pirate Party, Finland

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