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20th Mar 2015

Pirates could seize parliament in Iceland

The Pirate Party is coming....

Ben Kenyon

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

Well get ready for the Pirates of Iceland.

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.

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.