Press Releases

  • David A Elston
    Thursday, 16 March, 2017 - 13:30

    The results are in and the Dutch Pirate Party have not managed to secure a seat in the Dutch Parliament - despite an increase in votes from the previous election the share of the vote was only up marginally at 0.3%.

    David A Elston, Pirate Party UK Acting Leader said:

    "We are very greatful to our Dutch neighbours for standing strong for our shared flagship policies. We saw Pirates around the world united in cheering on The Netherlands  to put free speech, free access to knowledge and the freedom to enjoy life in private, away from government snooping first... and on these...

  • Wednesday, 15 March, 2017 - 20:15

    Hey all,

    Across the UK local elections will soon be taking place. If you've ever considered a future in politics, this is the perfect place to start and flex your muscles.

    As the original Pirate Party founder said, "Civil liberties are just like muscles. They must be exercised regularly in full, or they will weaken, wither, and atrophy." So with that, we would like to invite you to #BeThePirate and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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