Press Releases

  • David A Elston
    Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 12:30

    The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has declared her intention to call a snap General Election to be held on the 8th June of this year.

    Pirate Party Leader and prospective Vale of Glamorgan candidate David Elston said:

    "The Prime Minister is putting party politics before the interests of the country. It was actions like these that led to a poorly-orchestrated EU referendum last June. Moreover, they go against the spirit of the Fixed Term Parliament Act (FTPA), which was intended to reduce snap elections, provide stability and stop majority parties rigging the timing of an...

  • 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 / 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 / Noah Stride
    Sunday, 26 March, 2017 - 17:45

    Today Home Secretary Amber Rudd claimed that end-to-end encryption is "absolutely unacceptable" when referring to how she believed terrorists primarily communicate.

    Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, the Home Secretary said: "It used to be people just steam open envelopes or just listen in on phones when they wanted to find out what they were doing" and has further added "...but in this situation we need to make sure our intelligence services have the ability to get into situations like encrypted...

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