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Your Health - Your Data

Transatlantic trade requires Transatlantic trust. We need openness.

Are we citizens or suspects? Stop spying on us!

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

Thursday, 17 September, 2015 - 14:30

The Conservative government are running a consultation on Freedom of Information laws. David Cameron wants to introduce fees - some reaching as high as £600 - for those exercising their rights to see what their elected representatives are doing on their behalf.

In a consultation that ends tomorrow, the government is essentially trying to force through changes, with little fanfare, and almost no media coverage. This suggestion to introduce fees was not a recommendation of the Justice Select Committee's comprehensive review of FOI in 2012, and has been created by the government...

PIRATE BLOC: National Demo at the Tory Party Conference

Sunday, 4 October, 2015 -
12:00 to 16:30
Ford Madox Brown
Wilmslow Park
M13 9NG
United Kingdom


Buying Rights to Profit from Wrongs

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The media has been publically shaming Martin Shkreli, a Big Pharma (Turing Pharmaceuticals.) CEO who hyped the HIV drug price by 5455% (from $13.50 to $750 per tablet) and is reported to have hyped a cystinura drug by almost 2000%. This is a perfect example of why Piracy, or sharing should not be considered a crime and why our clear policy on the NHS handling drug research is again shown to be a viable option to prevent drug prices from harming patients.


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The Pirate Party policy aims to abolish drug patents for three reasons:

On Labour Leadership

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After a long 3 months we finally have a new Labour shadow cabinet. This is good news for PPUK, as it means political discourse can start to focus back on the actual politics; it's harder than ever for a small party to have a voice when the hype surrounding one of the big parties is at fever pitch for so long!

Importantly, though, I think that Labour got the leadership result they needed in order to drive some real change into the party, and to drive change in UK politics as a whole; although the smear campaign is still in full swing, just having Jeremy Corbyn elected has already begun to force a shift in the conversation.

Pirate Newsletter - August

Hello Pirates!

It might be the height of summer, but there still seems to have been a fair amount happening in the Pirate Party - so do please read on to find out more.

Snooping Law Found Illegal

Friday, 17 July, 2015 - 12:00

Controversial surveillance legislation that was pushed through Parliament in days has been found to be unlawful by the High Court. It was found that the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA) failed to provide clear and precise rules to protect data and that the access is not authorised by a court and independent body.


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