Press Releases

  • David Elston
    Wednesday, 12 April, 2017 - 17:30

    Amongst the many political issues that survive today, the rights of minorities are still, sadly, a contentious issue around the world. It has been reported by several news organisations, that gay men are being forced into and tortured in what some have termed 'concentration camps'.

    Alexander Artemyev, from Amnesty International in Russia,...

  • David A Elston
    Wednesday, 12 April, 2017 - 12:45

    While we congratulate our Finnish friends of Piraattipuolue on successfully getting not one but two Pirates elected in the municipal elections, one in Helsinki and one in Jyväskylä we remain hopeful that our local communities here will vote for the new, open and trust-restoring politics that Pirates can offer.

    In the last election cycle we were...

  • David A Elston / Mark Chapman
    Monday, 10 April, 2017 - 13:00

    Having successfully submitted the required nomination forms the Pirate Party can confirm that we have three candidates standing for election in this local election cycle.

    Local Pirate Party candidates have already begun dropping leaflets through doors in the Vale of Glamorgan and Hampshire.

    Acting Party Leader David A Elston is standing for the St Athan Ward on Vale of Glamorgan, and is also looking to be elected to the Community Council seat to which he was co-opted last year.

    Joining him in the Vale of Glamorgan is Jebediah Hedges - who is standing...

  • David A Elston
    Wednesday, 29 March, 2017 - 16:15

    Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was triggered today by Prime Minister Theresa May.

    Britain's ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, has already hand-delivered the six page letter from May to the EU Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels to formally begin proceedings.

    Today, in Prime Minister's Questions, the Commons had their chance to speak with the Prime Minister on what the letter contained and to raise their concerns.

    Pirate Party UK Acting Leader, David A Elston said:

    "Every political party with a presence in the House of Commons claims to have a clear...

  • David A Elston
    Sunday, 26 March, 2017 - 23:30

    Birmingham spent £188.8 million to promote open access to knowledge with the Library of Birmingham so the city was a fitting setting for those trying to retain and regain these rights that we are quickly losing. Sadly our libraries are now closing and copyright is gaining a tighter strangle-hold on our culture but Pirates know it doesn’t have to be like that.

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