STOP DRIP - No to Mass Surveillance

Are we citizens or suspects? Stop spying on us!

Transatlantic trade requires Transatlantic trust. We need openness.

Your Health - Your Data

Whistleblowers- Speaking Up For All of Us Protect the Right to Speak Up

When you block it, you break it. Lets keep the web alive.

Copyright and Patent Reform

Everyone is part of the digital economy

Friday, 19 September, 2014 - 12:00

People in Scotland have voted to stay in the United Kingdom.  The "Better Together" campaign won with 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 for the "Yes" campaign on a massive turnout of 85%.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has called for unity and the delivery of promised devolution.  Prime Minister David Cameron said he was pleased that the UK would remain together and that the promises on further devolution would be delivered.

Pirate Party Leader Loz Kaye said:

"It is clear that both "Yes" and "No" voters want to see a better and...

Net Neutrality



Should Scotland be an independent country?

After years of activism, months of discussion, TV debates and more, the referendum on Scottish independence is nearly here. On the 18th of September people in Scotland will vote on whether Scotland should leave the UK and become an independent country again after 307 years of union.

If the result is a yes, it will start Scotland on a road toward independence from the UK in a few short years, if not it will likely lead to more devolution, with Scotland remaining part of the United Kingdom.

We'd like to ask you (regardless of where you live!) the same question that Scotland will will be asked on the 18th.

78% (440 votes)
22% (128 votes)
Total votes: 564

Thanks For The Support

Loz Kaye's picture

For the big parties it seems that their donors are all too often controversial or something they would rather not draw attention to. Well here at Pirate Party UK we are “powered by” small donations from the grassroots. We're proud to say thanks to the people who donated to our European election campaign . As we pointed out, even just standing in one region costs £5k.

Digital Economy Act Lite To Roll Out

Tuesday, 22 July, 2014 - 16:00

The "Digital Economy Act lite" programme of sending spam "education" emails announced under a voluntary agreement between copyright industry bodies and ISPs is to roll out.

The four big ISPs - BT, TalkTalk, Virgin and Sky - are set to surveil their customers and send out emails under the scheme called Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme (Vcap).

The controversial Digital Economy Act, forced through in the dying days of the Gordon Brown Government set out a similar scheme, but it has not been enacted.

Drip Drip, Drip.

Andy Halsall's picture

There is nothing worse for the nerves than a drip, whether it's an erratic one, like the current government's approach to legislation that touches on the digital, or a constant one, like the apparent multi-party push to grind civil liberties to dust.

It seems then that latest 'emergency' national security legislation, the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers or DRIP (If people are actually spending time putting these acronyms together they should probably stop now...), lives up to and exceeds its namesake. Yes it's annoying, and like the slow passage of water erodes what it is passing through. With DRIP it is both trust and our liberties.

Our elected representatives have spent the best part of the last 20 years being publicly perplexed about why there is a lack of trust in politics and government, they have noted that this is being transformed into apathy and that it is having an impact on the young. Not one of those politicians seems to have thought for a moment whether ramming through legislation, with all party backing, with no discussion and on a topic that is massive at the moment on the heels of the Snowden revelations and NSA spying scandals, might erode that trust.


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