General Election

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Neil Blackburn is standing for the Pirate Party in Manchester Central. But despite having spent much of his working life as a seaman that’s not what drew him to the party.

Thursday, 1 June, 2017 - 18:00

Operation Doubloons is live!

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.

Eddisbury’s Pirate Party UK candidate: Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill is a 20 year old privacy and democracy enthusiast. He spends much of his time researching information security, civil liberties and direct democracy.

Monday, 22 May, 2017 - 14:45

Going Equipped

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Section 25 of the 1968 Theft Act created the offence of "going equipped" for burglary or theft and refers to the possession of housebreaking implements including any item that is designed to be used to carry out a theft or burglary, as well as any items made specifically by a thief for use in committing a burglary.

The CPS [1] says that that law makes it an offence to knowingly possess an article for use in the course of or in connection with theft/ burglary and observes that the possession of the article must occur before the commission of the offence.

The CPS goes on to say that "Prosecutors should consider the evidence as a whole in order to determine whether or not there is sufficient evidence that the item is possessed for use or in connection with theft. Possession of an item alone, such as an empty rucksack or a pair of gloves, may be insufficient to found a charge of going equipped."

Pirate Party UK Launched their Open Manifesto

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.

Pirates want online and offline freedoms

The Pirate Party is campaigning for people to be free online and offline, and believes there is greater surveillance of people's online activities.

Justice Spokesperson and Lead Candidate Mark Chapman said it had "an unique offering" on free speech, whistle-blowing and justice.

He was speaking to Daily Politics presenter Andrew Neil, and Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, about the party standing 10 candidates in the 2017 general election.

Thursday, 11 May, 2017 - 13:00

Press Release: Pirate Party announce second wave GE2017 Candidates

Thursday, 11 May, 2017 - 21:30

The cavalry has arrived, setting a new record for the number of candidates standing on behalf of the Pirate Party in a General Election. Having stood nine candidates in 2010 and six in 2015, now we are fielding a total of ten candidates the length and breadth of the country.

Morgan's Mini Manifesto - Eddisbury GE2017

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My name is Morgan. I live in Winsford (Cheshire) and have lived here most of my life.

I care about young people who can’t get onto the property ladder, because developers are flooding the market with family houses, I believe this needs to be addressed. I will push for a higher standard of housing stock with the best insulation, the best connectivity and access to green spaces. I will oppose new developments that are not primarily catering for first time buyers. I will also seek to close the loops holes in the help to by scheme that allow people already on the housing ladder to upgrade cheaply at the expense of house prices rising and farthing financial inequality. I will attempt to abolish leasehold for new builds and developments.

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