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Iceland's Pirate Party Takes Big Lead In Polls Ahead Of Election Next Year

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/iceland-pirate-party-takes-big-lead-in-polls-ahead-of-election-next-year-a6834366.html

A protest party in Iceland which advocates 35-hour working weeks, the loosening of drug regulation and a drastic rethink of copyright law is now comfortably the most popular political group in the country, according to new polling results.

The Pirate Party was founded by a group of activists, poets and hackers in 2012 as an extension of the international movement of the same name.

It managed to win three of the 63 seats in Iceland’s parliament, the Alþingi, at the last election in April 2013 – and is now polling at 37.8 per cent, a huge figure for the country’s fragmented political scene.

A long way to go before the election, but it would be interesting if the go the seats.

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Population of 330k, less than Sunderland, so a freak result is certainly possible.

I do wonder what would happen now (I know what would have happened a hundred years ago) if a country elected some patently loony ideology like Jeremy Corbyn and just kept electing it.

Twenty hour maximum working week, retire at 50 on decent pension, and decent dole if you don't want to work.

Wealth creation falls off a cliff, imports hugely outstrip exports, inflation takes off as the currency becomes increasingly valueless.

But the people keep voting for Jeremy.

We end up like North Korea economically, forget cars when food and clothing are in short supply. People are in real danger of starving to death.

And people keep voting for Jeremy, and it gets steadily worse.

What do the rich nations do then? Only a permanent food subsidy and foreign-funded charity hospitals stave off mass starvation or disease. This aid is welcomed but also looks like a permanent requirement, so all the helping countries levy a Britain Tax to fund a country that can't and won't feed itself.

And then the French see the soft option and also go the Jeremy / international hand outs route.

How and when would this end?

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Population of 330k, less than Sunderland, so a freak result is certainly possible.

I do wonder what would happen now (I know what would have happened a hundred years ago) if a country elected some patently loony ideology like Jeremy Corbyn and just kept electing it.

Twenty hour maximum working week, retire at 50 on decent pension, and decent dole if you don't want to work.

Wealth creation falls off a cliff, imports hugely outstrip exports, inflation takes off as the currency becomes increasingly valueless.

But the people keep voting for Jeremy.

We end up like North Korea economically, forget cars when food and clothing are in short supply. People are in real danger of starving to death.

And people keep voting for Jeremy, and it gets steadily worse.

What do the rich nations do then? Only a permanent food subsidy and foreign-funded charity hospitals stave off mass starvation or disease. This aid is welcomed but also looks like a permanent requirement, so all the helping countries levy a Britain Tax to fund a country that can't and won't feed itself.

And then the French see the soft option and also go the Jeremy / international hand outs route.

How and when would this end?

Sunderland is only half that size.

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Population of 330k, less than Sunderland, so a freak result is certainly possible.

Never any freak results in Sunderland though*. To quote a well worn phrase, you could put a donkey up there with a red rosette and people would still vote for it.

*Unless you count that time Darren Bent stuck one in via a beach ball.

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Population of 330k, less than Sunderland, so a freak result is certainly possible.

I do wonder what would happen now (I know what would have happened a hundred years ago) if a country elected some patently loony ideology like Jeremy Corbyn and just kept electing it.

Twenty hour maximum working week, retire at 50 on decent pension, and decent dole if you don't want to work.

Wealth creation falls off a cliff, imports hugely outstrip exports, inflation takes off as the currency becomes increasingly valueless.

But the people keep voting for Jeremy.

We end up like North Korea economically, forget cars when food and clothing are in short supply. People are in real danger of starving to death.

And people keep voting for Jeremy, and it gets steadily worse.

What do the rich nations do then? Only a permanent food subsidy and foreign-funded charity hospitals stave off mass starvation or disease. This aid is welcomed but also looks like a permanent requirement, so all the helping countries levy a Britain Tax to fund a country that can't and won't feed itself.

And then the French see the soft option and also go the Jeremy / international hand outs route.

How and when would this end?

Take a look at the UK perhaps? The people here have been voting HPI good, HPC bad for decades.

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