Do any of the major political parties really care about esports? We asked the Pirate Party

Esports News UK reached out to all the major political parties over the past few months to attempt to get comment from them about their views on esports, and what they'd do if they got into power.

Thursday, 8 June, 2017 (All day)

A speech I was going to use at a cancelled hustings

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Sorry to disappoint you. As you can see, I’m an ordinary young man in ordinary clothes. You see the Pirate Party. It isn’t a joke party and I’m not a joke candidate, it is part of a substantial political movement. The pirate movement, supported by many around the world, aims for: open democracy, patent/copyright reform and the protection of privacy. Our sister party in Iceland has 10 seats in their parliament.

I take the pirate movements principals to mean simply the following: “Providing people with clear rights.”

Governments are made of people, they’re not magic, so they should operate in a manner that’s accessible to people. If a government is not accessible to people, then people cannot give informed consent to the government, a government that does not have informed consent is worse than no government at all.

Today we are subjected to the politics of fear. Fear deceives you of rationality and provokes instantaneous consent to reactionary policies that you’ll soon regret.

Theresa May: Stubborn and Reckless leadership

Morgan Hill's picture

When will the tabloids grow out of their public school desire to be controlled by a stern mistress inflicting pain on fellow citizens in the name of public order. Theresa May has shown herself to be stubborn in her misguided, uneducated, and morally bankrupt war on human rights, dignity, and fact. All the while, she is abusing her position to claim false legitimacy for her awful ideas, cruelly using recent horrific events to emotional manipulate the public.

BRIXTON Blog - Mark Chapman (Pirate Party)

The Pirate Party has traditionally drawn support from young people, and we are very aware of the level of housing inequality in the country, and in Brixton in particular.

Wednesday, 7 June, 2017 - 16:15

No vote is wasted

David Elston's picture

In times of crisis it can be easy to walk away, give into fear or to simply feel powerless.

The Conservatives will make every effort and stand on any atrocity to further their agenda. They need opposing and to be fought every step of the way or our hard won rights can easily be pulled from us.

The Tories are our obvious enemy of equality, freedom and liberty. They want eyes into to our private lives, seek to clamp down on our ability to freely express ourselves and limit our access to furthering ourselves, both in the education system and from online resources.

They keep us down with cutting wages, cutting schools, cutting disability services, cutting hospitals, cutting transport and let us be at risk with cutting the police. They keep us so busy just trying to get by that we often have little time to focus on them targeting our most treasured human rights.

Pirates will always make sure your voice is listened to. This is why you make our policies and with them we change the political landscape so that our civil liberties and digital freedoms are not forgotten or buried under a heap of bad Tory policies.

Privacy campaigners are outraged with Theresa May's 'draconian' internet regulation plans

"Theresa May's desire to regulate the internet is a deathly serious threat, and we need to fight back against it with everything we have," said Mark Chapman, Pirate Party Candidate for Vauxhall. "So much of the economy, culture, communication and infrastructure of the 21st Century is founded on a free and open internet, and it is absolutely crucial that it remain that way.

Monday, 5 June, 2017 - 11:45

Digital campaigners slam Theresa May's 'draconian' calls for internet regulation

"Theresa May's desire to regulate the internet is a deathly serious threat, and we need to fight back against it with everything we have. So much of the economy, culture, communication and infrastructure of the 21st Century is founded on a free and open internet, and it is absolutely crucial that it remain that way," said Mark Chapman, Pirate Party Candidate for Vauxhall.

Monday, 5 June, 2017 - 22:45

Introducing the general election's most unconventional candidates

Neil Blackburn is standing for the Pirate Party in Manchester Central. But despite having spent much of his working life as a seaman that’s not what drew him to the party.

Thursday, 1 June, 2017 - 18:00

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