Press Releases

  • David A Elston
    Friday, 2 June, 2017 - 17:45

    Our 2017 snap general election crowdfunder has just gone live. Score yourself some Pirate booty, and help make politics a little bit better at the same time.

    We're polling at record highs and have a record number of candidates standing ready, but we need your help. Sadly, creating a free culture doesn't come cheap! We've already spent over £5,000 in deposits alone to run 10 candidates, and...

  • Neil Blackburn
    Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 - 16:30

    Pirate Party UK statement about the terrorist attack late last night in Manchester.

    Police have confirmed 22 deaths and dozens more injured after the terrorist attack which took place in the centre of Manchester.

    The latest and full information from Policing Events in Manchester can be found here.

    Neil Blackburn, Pirate Party UK Manchester Candidate said:

    "Today I woke to the sound of my little boy and shed a tear for those that will never...

  • Liam Matthews
    Monday, 22 May, 2017 - 14:30

    Hot on the heels of news stories about how big money bought influence in the Brexit referendum and how money was channelled into "Psyops" to manipulate the result comes a breaking story about how the Tory Party is attempting to influence what news people see when they search or information about the...

  • Mark Chapman / David A Elston
    Friday, 19 May, 2017 - 11:00

    Pirate Party UK launched its Open Manifesto for the 2017 General Election on Wednesday 17th May, with the core policies of free speech, radical reform of copyright, and the end of mass surveillance of innocent people. The launch took place right in front of the SIS building (the home of MI6) in Vauxhall where Mark Chapman, the Party's Lead Candidate is standing.

    The event was attended by many in the Party's leadership, candidates, volunteers, members, some...

  • Friday, 12 May, 2017 - 21:00

    Earlier today we saw the WanaCrypt0r 2.0 ransomware (the updated version of the WCry ransomware that first appeared in March) spread across the globe infecting companies and organisations ranging from Telefonica in Spain to the NHS here in the UK. @malwrhunterteam starting posting about it on Twitter when it was infecting countries other than the UK, then a few hours later there were reports of the NHS under cyber attack.

    Whilst early media...


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