General Election 2015

Pirate Party UK Leader on the UK Election Results

We’ve already seen that many within the UK tech scene seem relatively pleased about the results of the UK General Election, but most of them seemed concerned about how it would impact their business more than anything else. But what about people concerned with our online civil liberties? The Pirate Party’s raison d’etre is promoting online freedom, and with the Conservative government openly supporting GCHQ surveillance and tighter internet controls, how do they feel about the results? We talk to Pirate Party UK Leader Loz Kaye to find out.

Tuesday, 19 May, 2015 - 15:30

Labour lack ‘compelling alternative’ says Pirate Party leader Loz Kaye

Pirate Party leader Loz Kaye believes Ed Miliband’s Labour campaign has lacked a ‘compelling alternative’ as momentum appears to favour the Conservatives this morning.

The BBC’s exit poll suggested the Tories would fall just short of a majority, and as the votes trickle in, it appears David Cameron is in a strong position to remain as Prime Minister.

Kaye, who is running as candidate in Manchester Central, says Labour’s policies have failed to invigorate voters into making a change.

He said: “The exit poll has come as a big surprise. That does not tally with the polling we’ve been hearing up to this point.

“It’s another of those points where the Labour Party really didn’t have a compelling alternative.

Friday, 8 May, 2015 - 03:45

#WhyPirate

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The answer to #WhyPirate is so obvious to me.

We understand politics are local: To the Daily Wales I explained that in Wales we want to see reform of the Welsh Language act to move to allowing Welsh to flourish instead of being protected and greater devolution to allow Wales to stand on it's own two feet. Powers to protect itself against against fracking and make decisions that are in Wales' best interest.

We understand looking outward can fix the inward problems: With Carter TV Interviews I explained our digital economy needs to come to Wales. By improving our broadband to European levels, it solves our over-population and congestion issues in cities and brings much needs jobs and revenue into Wales by allowing remote working or greater entrepreneurship.

Election 2015: Fancy a space program in Manchester? Want to ban CCTV cameras? Believe Communism is the answer? These parties could be for you

You've had the leaflets, watched the debates and read the manifestos, but something isn't quite clicking - there has to be more choice out there right?

Well, have no fear - your ballot paper in Greater Manchester could just be bulging with off-beat boxes to put your 'X' in.

From Loony Johnny Disco, who has plans for a space program at Wythenshawe Airport (Manchester Airport to the rest of us), to the party campaigning for a 'none of the above' box on the ballot paper, to the Pirates promising to remove CCTV cameras from all public places - the voting options on the fringes of Manchester politics could be right up your street.

So, here's our guide to some of the parties you might not yet have considered.

Saturday, 2 May, 2015 - 22:00

Candidates find that faith and politics do mix

A CONSERVATIVE inspired by her dealings with the NHS, a Labour candidate who worries about where the next George Lansbury is, and a Pirate keen to debate Edward Snowden's revelations are among the Christians fighting for a seat in Parliament this year.

Friday, 24 April, 2015 - 10:30

Pirate Party to run on crowd-sourced manifesto

Monday, 20 April, 2015 - 11:30

The Pirate Party is to run on UK politics' first truly crowd-sourced manifesto. The Pirate Party stands for bringing democracy closer to people and making a politics which works with them.

The General Election fighting manifesto for candidates is here.

The full policy set is available at: https://pirateparty.org.uk/Policy

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