Press Releases

  • Mark Chapman
    Wednesday, 15 March, 2017 - 14:15

    The coupling of a proportional representation electoral system and the steadfast campaigning of the Dutch Pirate Party means that there is a very real chance of seeing a Pirate elected to the Dutch Parliament (Tweede Kamer) with a second Pirate being an outside possibility.

    David A Elston, Pirate Party Acting Leader has already stated his (and our) strong support for our friends just across the sea and Mark Chapman, Pirate Party Spokesperson has previously...

  • David A Elston
    Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 - 19:45

    Tomorrow The Netherlands will decide if they are ready to embrace the radical reforms Pirates can offer while us in the UK wish we had a system that could give us the same proportional opportunity.

    My humble advice to the Dutch is simple. If we in the UK had a proportional system such as yours, we would not waste this opportunity voting for the same old thing, we wouldn’t vote for the...

  • Mark Chapman
    Wednesday, 8 March, 2017 - 16:00

    Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered a budget that promised much, but delivered little, echoing the work of his predecessor, George Osborne.

    Mark Chapman, Pirate Party Economics Spokesperson said:

    "This was a budget with tinkering and updates, but with no real structural changes in either taxation or spending.

    "Despite incurring significant political flak by clearly breaking a manifesto commitment not to raise National Insurance on the self-employed he doesn't go nearly far enough. The tax and National Insurance system continues to be too complicated...

  • David A Elston
    Tuesday, 14 February, 2017 - 21:30

    No, it's not the title of the latest Zelda game. The #SaveTheLink campaign has been pushing to keep the internet a free place to express ourselves after the EU Commission proposed a new EU Copyright...

  • Rebecca Sentance
    Saturday, 4 February, 2017 - 10:00

    Under proposals to update the Official Secrets Acts, government officials and civil service whistleblowers could face imprisonment for up to 14 years - a considerable increase on the two years currently in place.

    In a comprehensive review and overhaul of the Official Secrets Acts, the Law Commission has come up with a number of proposals in a new 'Espionage Act' that is intended to meet the legislative demands of the 21st century rather than the 19th.

    The...

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