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Shiver me timbers! Pirate stands in Bethnal Green and Bow

PUBLISHED: 16:02 20 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:53 05 October 2010

Pirate Party UK's Alexander van Terheyden

Pirate Party UK's Alexander van Terheyden

A CAMPAIGNER for reform in copyright and privacy law and freedom of speech has thrown his hat into the General Election ring. Alexander van Terheyden is standing for the Pirate Party UK in the Bethnal Green and Bow parliamentary election. The Westminste

A CAMPAIGNER for reform in copyright and privacy law and freedom of speech has thrown his hat into the General Election ring.

Alexander van Terheyden is standing for the Pirate Party UK in the Bethnal Green and Bow parliamentary election.

The Westminster hopeful is the eighth candidate to put his name forward in the campaign.

The 29-year-old who works in the financial markets stated: "I believe the British public should not be treated as criminals for simply enjoying music - something the Pirate Party takes very seriously. None of the other UK parties stand for freedom in the same way the Pirate Party does.

"This Government chooses to label you as a criminal for infringing copyright law and I simply won't put up with it. The only way to make a change is to get politically involved. As a Pirate I will fight for the common decent citizens who choose to celebrate life rather than oppress life.

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