National Press Releases

  • Sunday, 26 March, 2017 - 17:45

    Today Home Secretary Amber Rudd claimed that end-to-end encryption is "absolutely unacceptable" when referring to how she believed terrorists primarily communicate.

    Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, the Home Secretary said: "It used to be people just steam open envelopes or just listen in on phones when they wanted to find out what they were doing" and has further added "...but in this situation we need to make sure our intelligence services have the ability to get into situations like encrypted...

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    David A Elston / Noah Stride
  • Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 - 22:15

    Pirate Party UK statement about today's suspected terror attack in London.

    The victims included many people just crossing Westminster bridge at the time of the incident. Some reported French students were included in the injured, along with some Policemen who were just returning from a commendation ceremony. While 2 of the confirmed dead include the assailant and an armed police officer.

    The full police statement from Commander Harrington at this time can be found here....

    Contact Name:
    Harley Faggetter
  • Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 - 18:00

    In a written statement yesterday the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, announced a ban on "Phones, laptops and tablets larger than 16.0cm x 9.3cm x 1.5cm in the cabin on flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Tunisia."

    The United States issued a similar ban earlier in the day. It was not long after that that the UK followed suit, however the UK ban is structured around any...

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    David A Elston
  • Thursday, 16 March, 2017 - 13:30

    The results are in and the Dutch Pirate Party have not managed to secure a seat in the Dutch Parliament - despite an increase in votes from the previous election the share of the vote was only up marginally at 0.3%.

    David A Elston, Pirate Party UK Acting Leader said:

    "We are very greatful to our Dutch neighbours for standing strong for our shared flagship policies. We saw Pirates around the world united in cheering on The Netherlands  to put free speech, free access to knowledge and the freedom to enjoy life in private, away from government snooping first... and on these...

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    David A Elston
  • Wednesday, 15 March, 2017 - 20:15

    Hey all,

    Across the UK local elections will soon be taking place. If you've ever considered a future in politics, this is the perfect place to start and flex your muscles.

    As the original Pirate Party founder said, "Civil liberties are just like muscles. They must be exercised regularly in full, or they will weaken, wither, and atrophy." So with that, we would like to invite you to #BeThePirate and...

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