Press Releases

  • Mark Chapman
    Tuesday, 10 January, 2017 (All day)

    Ahoy Pirates,

    As we start the New Year - we thought a Member's Update - looking at the Year past and the Year ahead was in order...

    A Year in Review

    So earlier in the Year we got our first Pirate representative in any level of government; 1st March 2016 (St David's Day) was when David Elston was co-opted onto the St Athan Community Council. He has been an effective advocate for Pirate policies on the council, in particular trying to increase the levels of transparency and openness to the local community.

    In May, Andreas Habeland stood in a local...

  • David Elston / Kev Young
    Wednesday, 14 December, 2016 - 21:00

    Pirate Party UK now hosts two councillors. Kev Young, an Independent councillor on the Parton Parish council in Cumbria has joined the Pirate Party UK and was successful in being immediately co-opted back on to the council after standing down.

    The Pirate Party UK has a policy that on any occasion when someone who is an independent or from another party crosses the floor they should immediately stand down and seek to regain their seat, ensuring they still have a suitable mandate to represent the people.

    We are happy to welcome Kev Young to our crew.


  • Mark Chapman
    Friday, 2 December, 2016 - 21:30

    Almost a month after the most successful elections for any national Pirate Party, the Icelandic Pirate Party has been formally asked to try and form a Government after both the 2 largest parties failed to do so. They will now continue talks with a number of other parties in an effort to break the current deadlock to finding a willing coalition of parties to form a Government.

    Mark Chapman, Pirate Party Spokesperson said:

    "This is the next step in the progression of Pirate politics from the fringes towards the mainstream. There is clearly a lot of work to be done by our...

  • Mark Chapman / Michael Moriarty
    Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 - 23:15

    Today we have heard the saddening news that the IP Bill has been through the 3rd and final reading in Parliament, and is now subject only to Royal Assent. In short, it is now inevitable that the bill will become law. That such an intrusive bill can become law, supported by both major parties, is a saddening indictment of the current state of politics.


    Pirate Party Spokesperson for Young People, Michael Moriarty said:

    "Obviously this is not the outcome any of us wanted. Parties in government have either pushed this bill or formed an ineffective argument against it...

  • 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...


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