National Press Releases

  • 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.


    Contact Name:
    David Elston / Kev Young
  • 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...

    Contact Name:
    Mark Chapman
  • 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...

    Contact Name:
    Mark Chapman / Michael Moriarty
  • 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...

    Contact Name:
    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...

    Contact Name:
    David A Elston


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