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The Pirate Party has outlined a manifesto … in Lego and on video.

The philosophy, expressed in the video below, comes from Stuart Biggs, a Pirate Party candidate in the forthcoming elections in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), a region roughly analogous to the USA's District of Columbia inasmuch as it houses the nation's capital but does not enjoy the full powers of a State.

The Pirate Party was not able to officially contest for a seat in the seventeen-member Legislative Assembly, as it could not produce a list of 100 members needed to formally register as a political party in the ACT. Stuart Biggs, the Pirate candidate for one of three multi-seat electorates in the ACT, will therefore run as an Independent but is flying the pirate flag high.

The lego manifesto, visible below, was created for The Riot ACT, a Canberra-centric news service, and sees Biggs advocate for police to stay out of homes, for parliament to be more transparent and for a culture of sharing.

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The video also advocates the rather non-pirate policy of a new ring road for Canberra.

It may not be sensible to dismiss this manifesto as unelectable nonsense: the first election for the Legislative Assembly, in 1989, saw four candidates elected on platforms that opposed the introduction of self-government in the Territory. ®

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