Press Releases

  • 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:


  • David Elston
    Wednesday, 26 October, 2016 - 14:15

    As Iceland heads to the polls on Saturday, they have the chance to make history and put Pirates into National Government for the first time ever.

    Campaigning on traditional Pirate themes, including transparency in Government with the call for a new constitution, citizenship for Edward Snowden, and wide reaching reform of copyright, the success of the Icelandic Pirates, as well as the interest generated globally have shown there is a void to be filled with a new, current political party that embraces the future rather than fears it.

    David A Elston, Pirate Party Spokesperson,...

  • David Elston / Mark Chapman
    Thursday, 22 September, 2016 - 19:00

    British Citizen Lauri Love is to be extradited to the USA, according to a ruling made 16th September.

    Naomi Colvin of Courage Foundation said:

    "Judge Tempia's ruling on Friday shows that the legal changes Theresa May introduced after she blocked Gary McKinnon's extradition are not fit for purpose. If the forum bar won't protect Lauri Love, who Judge Tempia acknowledged presents a suicide risk due to his complex medical diagnoses, it's very hard to see how they could ever protect anyone.

    The whole issue of Britain's extradition...


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