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An Independent UK - What that means for wales

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Wales has a very difficult time ahead. Naturally all EU funding possibilities for St Athan I have since abandoned or put on hold until new funding opportunities present themselves. Wales used to get more money out of the EU than it put in, even when you completely discount trade, as Wales is counted as either the first or second poorest area in the UK, depending on which measure is used, sometimes second to Cornwall.

The Welsh Government will have to negotiate hard over the formula with central government to ensure Wales continues to make this net gain in terms of payment; replacing the EU with England.

Many of our civil liberties and rights were inherited from the EU and we'll need strong Unions and people ready to fight to protect these when Parliament divorces from the EU. There is no guarantee these will be retained, even the EU laws which are enshrined in our own laws will be subject to review.

 

SNP celebrates by-election successes

At South Lanarkshire, Hamilton South, the SNP held the seat vacated by Angela Crawley MP. First-preference voting was: SNP 1,881, Labour 1,396, Conservative 349, Green 127, Christian 77, Ukip 43, Lib Dem 32, Pirate 13. Swing from Labour to SNP was 16%, and turnout 26.8%.

Friday, 7 August, 2015 - 20:45

Demanding change, Together.

Friday, 19 September, 2014 - 12:00

People in Scotland have voted to stay in the United Kingdom.  The "Better Together" campaign won with 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 for the "Yes" campaign on a massive turnout of 85%.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has called for unity and the delivery of promised devolution.  Prime Minister David Cameron said he was pleased that the UK would remain together and that the promises on further devolution would be delivered.

Pirate Party Leader Loz Kaye said:

"It is clear that both "Yes" and "No" voters want to see a better and fairer Scotland. I want to see a fairer UK both north and south of the border.  This vote will help get us closer to a better UK. This vote was about more than just independence. It was a vote for social justice and people power, a vote for more local control, short of independence."

"In Manchester I have talked about the danger of people turning their back on the political process. When we contested the 2012 Manchester Central by-election we were shocked by a turnout of barely 18%. The turnout in Scotland couldn't have been more different. It is clear then that when there is a real choice people vote, we have to make it clear that they have a real stake in Parliament."

Scotland – The Real Choice

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Voters in Scotland are about to take one of the most significant democratic choices in recent years. It's fair to say that Pirate Party members have taken a range of views on #indyref. Unlike others, we're not afraid of shades of opinion in our party. But the last few days have convinced me of what my view is on the issue. The Scots probably don't want yet another Party Leader from south of Gretna banging on about the referendum, but here's what has led me to the belief that a Yes vote is the only way forward for people who care about real democratic choice.

So much of the  referendum campaign has focused on issues which aren't actually the heart of the question. It's not about whether you like Cameron and Boris or not. It's not about the SNP's voting record. It's not about whether Salmond says dumb stuff. It's not about license plates, stamps,  royal babies, how “foreign” you feel, haggis, teacakes, or spinsters cycling to evensong.

Pirate Party UK outraged by Scottish filesharing conviction

Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 - 18:15

he Pirate Party UK was appalled to hear today of the conviction of 58 year-old auxiliary nurse Anne Muir in the Ayr Sheriff Court under section 107(1)(e) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act for alleged peer-to-peer file-sharing. This is the first criminal conviction for P2P file-sharing in Scotland.

Pirate Party UK Contests First Scottish Parliament Elections

Friday, 6 May, 2011 - 15:00

The Party fielded 8 candidates in 2 regions, polling at 581 in Glasgow and 850 in West of Scotland, for a total of 1431 for the 2011 Scottish Parliament Elections.

The Party ran the following candidates on the regional lists. In Glasgow, the candidates were:

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