Press Releases

  • Press Office
    Thursday, 30 December, 2010 - 01:00

    In a joint declaration with other Pirate Parties, today the Pirate Party of the United Kingdom strongly condemns any attacks on Wikileaks infrastructure and more so any attacks on Wikileaks staff, as reported by Wikileaks in March [1] and again by Julian Assange this week [2].

    "Any democracy worth its name should distance itself immediately from any such actions" says Mark Wood, Vice-Secretary for Whistleblowing at Pirate Parties International and Member of the Board of Governors at Pirate Party UK. "Personal attacks and threats against anyone publishing information, are not what...

  • Press Office
    Friday, 17 December, 2010 (All day)

    The Pirate Party UK today announces their intent to stand a candidate in the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election. Loz Kaye, the Pirate Party UK leader, will campaign on a platform promoting freedom of speech and government transparency.

    People are fed up of politicians that promise one thing, then do another. It is vital that we can hold our representatives to account, and I support the rights of whistleblowers to keep citizens informed. We are the only party which has had the courage to openly support Wikileaks, and we will continue to fight for the freedom of...
  • Press Office
    Sunday, 5 December, 2010 - 19:00

    Pirate Parties from around the world, including the Pirate Party UK, today reaffirmed their commitment to whistleblowing worldwide. Concerned about freedom of information, opinion and press, the Pirate Parties have decided in a joint resolution to make Wikileaks available on a worldwide mirroring infrastructure. The mirrors will guarantee that the release of US diplomatic cables can continue and previous publications will stay online.

    The infrastructure created by the Pirate Parties is now hosting the Wikileaks content itself, not just redirecting traffic to one main server. "This...

  • Press Office
    Thursday, 18 November, 2010 (All day)

    Government support for allowing ISPs to restrict Internet traffic, and impose additional charges for access to certain services or sites, is a grave mistake in a time when freedom of speech and innovation are already under constant threat from draconian legislation and restrictive policies.

    Without net neutrality, the public may face hefty bills if they want to access sites such as Youtube™ or the BBC's iPlayer, and ISPs could charge premiums to the millions of people across the UK who enjoy and benefit from the use of social networking sites like Facebook™ and Twitter™.


  • Press Office
    Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 19:00

    Pirate Party UK is disappointed to learn that the courts have upheld the conviction of Paul Chambers under s127 Communications Act, for "sending by means of a public electronic communications network a message... of menacing character”. The conviction follows after Mr. Chambers posted a message on the Twitter social networking site earlier this year, making a frustrated, non-serious, claim that he would blow up an airport due to travel disruption.

    Pirate Party Leader, Loz Kaye, has condemned the court's decision, stating upon hearing the judgement that "Britain is not a...


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