Press Releases

  • David A Elston
    Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 - 13:15

    Amber Rudd has signed Lauri Love's extradition order despite huge public uproar, opposition both inside and outside her own party, inside and outside of government and a previous home secretary, now Prime Minister blocking an extradition with almost exactly the same conditions. Lauri is unlikely to meet justice in America, in his case the most likely outcome is jail without a trial.

    Naomi Colvin of Courage Foundation has previously said:

    "Judge Tempia's ruling on Friday shows that the legal changes Theresa May introduced after she blocked Gary McKinnon's extradition are not...

  • David A Elston
    Wednesday, 9 November, 2016 - 15:15

    This year we have seen a revolution in Iceland with Pirates taking a sudden 10 seats, up from three. An amazingly successful campaign, based on openness, transparency and restoring the power back to the people.

    However in the USA we have seen a very different kind of revolution, where voters were forced to choose the candidate they considered the "least worst".

    With the next POTUS selected we should seriously consider our relationship with the USA. Sharing data and extradition orders have been a deep concern to the Pirate Party UK since our founding and seemingly...

  • Tuesday, 8 November, 2016 - 22:45

    As America goes to the polls to elect the 45th version of "the most powerful person in the world" the rest of the world holds it's breath to see the consequence of America's actions. Perhaps unusually for recent US elections, this particular battle has been defined by the vast amount of negative campaigning and scandal relating to both candidates. Whilst Obama may not be short of his own critics, his successor will have a long way to go to maintain the relatively positive image of America he leaves it with.

    Pirate Party Spokesperson Mark Chapman said:

    "In this...

  • Mark Chapman / Michael Moriarty
    Tuesday, 1 November, 2016 - 23:00

    The two largest parties in our government are clearly content with Theresa May's vision of a country that watches everyone. Meanwhile, the Lib Dems and Greens are proving to be ineffective at making a convincing case to stop or considerably restrict what the Investigatory Powers Bill can do.

    We in the Pirate Party have been warning of the erosion of our civil liberties in this bill and ones just like it for years. It is why a Pirate voice is needed more than ever at all levels of government.

    The Bill will force ISPs to store their customers' web browsing history which the...

  • Mark Chapman
    Sunday, 30 October, 2016 - 08:30

    Following the Icelandic elections on Saturday the Pirate Party are confirmed as having come 3rd in the popular vote and look to have won 9 seats in the Althingi (Icelandic Parliament), an astonishing gain of 6 on their previous result.

    This is by far the best result for a Pirate Party to a National legislature since the foundation of the movement nearly 10 years ago and shows that there is a political void to be filled with a technologically savvy party willing to embrace the future rather than fear it.

    Mark Chapman, Pirate Party Spokesperson, said:



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