Citizen Participation and Open Government

Democracy Add-On for Europe

PIRATES demand the writing of a new European Union treaty designed to clarify and replace current treaties and address the need for democratic reform within the Union, provided it is accepted by the citizens of the Union through a referendum.

The present EU legislative process is dominated by the executive branch (the European Commission) at the expense of the legislative branch (the European Parliament). PIRATES seek an adjustment to the balance of power in European Institutions to favour the legislative branch.

Democratise the City of London

We support the democratisation of the City of London. Given the City's huge impact on the UK it is important that it is accountable and transparent.

People's Assembly: Democratic Reform

Mr. Loz Kaye
Talk Date: 
Saturday, 22 June, 2013
Talk Location: 
People's Assembly
United Kingdom

Supporting the motion 'The Mainstream Parties Have Failed'

Mr. Loz Kaye
Talk Date: 
Friday, 1 June, 2012
Talk Location: 
United Kingdom

Pirate Party Slams Lack of Democracy in Digital Economy Bill

Tuesday, 6 April, 2010 - 23:00

This afternoon saw the second reading debate of the highly-controversial Digital Economy Bill in the House of Commons. This was the first opportunity for our current elected officials to have their say and yet took place within hours of the government announcing the general election.The wash-up process, which gives extremely limited time for scrutiny and debate, is supposed to be used solely for non-contentious legislation.


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