Pirates could seize parliament in Iceland 7 years ago

Pirates could seize parliament in Iceland

We've all seen the swashbuckling saga Pirates of the Caribbean.

Well get ready for the Pirates of Iceland.

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There might be fewer parrots, eye patches and no Captain Jack Sparrow, but the small Nordic nation could have modern day 'pirates' at the helm. Internet pirates that is.

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Amazingly, reports show the Icelandic Pirate Party is out-polling all other political parties - with nearly a quarter of the population backing them.

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If they get into government when elections are held in 2017 it could mean asylum or even citizenship is granted to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Well shiver me timbers.