IMPORTANT: Nominations period extended - new NEC urgently needed

Dear Pirates,

As there were no nominations for any of the NEC posts, the nominations period has been extended indefinitely until nominations are received.

The current NEC will remain provisionally in post until the conclusion of the election, unless they choose to resign. I will be resigning as Nominating Officer on 19th December, though I will continue to run this election until a new Nominating Officer is in place.

Please, please consider putting your name forward for an NEC position. It's hard to overstate the seriousness of the current situation. Without an NEC, the party is essentially unable to carry on its day-to-day activities, which include standing for elections and advocating Pirate policies at a national level.

The forum thread for the election is here. The election itself can be found here.

Best wishes,

 - George

Dr George Walkden
Nominating Officer
Pirate Party UK

Im coming out

Well, its been nearly 3 years with the party. I joined the party as an IT guy in the background due to being in a "politically restricted" job. I don't like this term and in 2018, this shouldn't be something that we allow. We should be allowed to support a party if we see fit. I do understand that there could be influences from business etc trying "bribe" people.  But we should make the system work, not make it the enemy. 

Well, that all changed on Friday the 6th of July. I no longer worked for my old employer. I am now a "free" person.  I will be looking to get back into the swing of things, and be a bit more open and promote the part a lot more as a pirate! 


Pirate Party Activist and Charity Trustee Major Play Park Upgrade Success

Led by Lisa Austin, Sally Gardiner, Charlotte Cook and David Elston, they collected £3,500 towards the project, which will involve the complete upgrade of the existing play area, including the installation of new play equipment and site resurfacing.

Friday, 4 May, 2018 - 22:30

Brixton election 2018 Independents

Mark Chapman is standing as a Pirate Party UK candidate. He backs the party’s focus on evidence-based policy...

Monday, 30 April, 2018 - 13:00

Pirate Party UK fields first candidate in Kirklees - here's what they stand for

Garry Kitchin explains his policies - and it's nothing to do with eye patches, parrots or treasure:

“The way we live is changing. Sadly, we live in an analogue political system.”

Tuesday, 10 April, 2018 - 14:00

Press Hit: Should all internet data be treated the same?

Is the internet about to change forever? Could removing net neutrality rules turn it into a place of the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’, where rich firms pay for their content to join fast lanes while the rest get left behind? Or will the consumer get more choice on a faster internet?

Donald Trump and his team have recently overturned Obama-era rules on net neutrality, and that means internet providers can offer fast lanes where richer companies pay for the best connections to their consumers.The question is - does that mean rich firms have an advantage over new companies who can’t afford to overtake?

At the Roundtable was Emily Taylor, Editor of the Journal of Cyber Policy; Mark Chapman, from the UK Pirate Party; Sam Dumitriu, Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute; and Ian Walden, Head of the Institute of Computer and Communications Law at Queen Mary, University of London.

Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it's about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World.

Thursday, 5 April, 2018 - 16:30

GDPR: What is it and It's effects?

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is an EU regulation that will come into effect on the 25th May 2018, this means that the UK Parliament is not involved in whether this regulation is to pass. Although what exactly does it mean for individuals?

The GDPR attempts to give the EU citizens/residents control over their personal data and provide the following things for individuals(in relation to data):

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erasure
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

The regulation means that companies will have to take more measures in protecting "personal data" inside and outside of the EU. It should allow individuals to more easily access what information companies hold on them and possibly even allow deletion of such data (Right to erasure/forgotton).

Young people not permitted to be party political in Wales - Pirates think differently

Sunday, 1 April, 2018 - 13:00

If you live in Wales, are aged 11-18 and want to take part in the Welsh Youth Parliament you will not be allowed to disclose your party affiliation.

The Welsh Government announced the end to their consultation in November 2017 and have decided on the particulars surrounding the Welsh Youth Parliament, despite never publishing the results of the consultation.

The Uk Pirate Party Defends The Daily Stormer!

Brutus Of Troy reports "It's a freedom of speech thing." with talking about dragging political parties into debate and talks about his discussions with David A Elston.

Sunday, 11 March, 2018 - 20:45