Press Releases

  • Press Office
    Tuesday, 30 March, 2010 - 19:15

    The Pirate Party UK is pleased to announce its line-up of parliamentary candidates for this year's General Election. The party intends to put forward a total of ten candidates across England and Scotland. Andrew Robinson, the party leader, said, "We have a strong team, who want to stand up for your rights, for your freedoms, for your interests, but we desperately need to raise funds. This is the only chance we will have in the next few years to get our voices heard. Help us get these candidates on to the ballot papers."
    The ratified PPCs are:

    • Andrew Robinson - Worcester...
  • Press Office
    Monday, 22 March, 2010 - 21:00

    Today, the Pirate Party UK is pleased to announce its 2010 General Election Manifesto.

    The full manifesto, containing more detail of our policies and the reasoning behind them, can be read online, or downloaded in PDF format (both in colour and...

  • Press Office
    Wednesday, 17 March, 2010 - 18:45

    The Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) today released a study on the supposed effects piracy has and will have on the EU's Creative Industries. The Pirate Party has criticised the report for containing dubious facts, inconsistencies and sloppy methodology.

    The report vastly overestimated the size of the creative industries in Europe by including manufacturers of TVs, photocopiers, paper, transport and even the postal system, all of...

  • Press Office
    Tuesday, 16 March, 2010 - 03:15

    The Pirate Party UK has come out as highly critical of the BBC's recent Panorama programme for its disappointing coverage of the Digital Economy Bill.

    Although Panorama attempted to give a fair hearing to both sides of the controversy surrounding the bill, it was ultimately considered inadequate. In particular, the BBC was criticised for its failure to get informed commentary from organisations...

  • Press Office
    Monday, 15 March, 2010 - 20:15

    This was originally posted on 11th March.

    Tomorrow (12th March) Reporters Without Borders will be celebrating World Day Against Cyber Censorship. While the UK is not on Reporters Without Borders' list of "Enemies of the Internet," we should not be complacent.


    Internet censorship affects over 95% of UK Internet users with most of us unaware of it. Nearly all of...

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