Luxembourg goes to the polls

Monday, 21 October, 2013 - 00:45

Voters in Luxembourg took part in early national elections today after fallout from spying revelations resulted in the collapse of the Luxembourg government. The election marks the first national outing of the Pirate Party of Luxembourg. Running under the motto of “Reboot Luxembourg” the party advocated a basic income, transparency of the state, political participation, as well as freedom and responsibility.

"Daft Arrest" Blogger Faces Thousands in Damages

Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 11:45

Judgement was given today in the case of Jacqui Thompson, which followed what Twitter users have dubbed the #DaftArrest. The dispute started after Mrs Thompson was arrested for refusing to stop filming a council meeting in June 2011. She launched a legal challenge based on a letter responding to criticism of the council. However the High Court has dismissed this claim.

Promo Bay: Time for clarity

Monday, 3 December, 2012 - 16:00

Loz Kaye made the following statement regarding Promo Bay:

"The conflicting reports around access to Promo Bay in the UK show how vital it is to have transparency about court decisions and how they are carried out. It also shows how volatile public opinion is about the issue of web censorship. Politicians and companies need to start to understand that."

Jeremy Hunt Investigation Vote Result

Wednesday, 13 June, 2012 - 16:15

Loz Kaye, Leader of the Pirate Party commenting on the result of the vote calling for an investigation into whether Jeremy Hunt has broken the ministerial code of conduct said:

"Today's vote shows what damage purely partisan motivations can do to harm the Public’s trust in politicians."

Jeremy Hunt Investigation Needed

Wednesday, 13 June, 2012 - 09:45

Loz Kaye, Leader of the Pirate Party commenting on the vote calling for an investigation into whether Jeremy Hunt has broken the ministerial code of conduct said:

"It is unfortunate that the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has instructed his MP's to abstain in the vote today."

Government snooping plans: outrageous, ineffective and expensive

Monday, 2 April, 2012 - 10:45

This story looked for all the world like an April Fool's joke: Labour's plan for a massive surveillance programme that would dwarf anything dreamed up by the KGB, brought back to life by its opponents?

Transparency as the solution to corruption

Tuesday, 27 March, 2012 - 14:00

In the wake of the Cruddas scandal, the Conservative Party are reacting the criticisms being heaped upon them by pointing out all the funding scandals that afflicted the Labour government when they were in power. Mainstream parties are falling over themselves to make new promises to reduce corruption, but are they any different from the promises they've always made in the past? After all, the Coalition Agreement pledged to "remove big money from politics" back in 2010.

Pirate Party UK Presses Minister on Web Blocking, Evidence Based Policy

Friday, 23 September, 2011 - 15:30

Loz Kaye - Pirate Party UK Leader:

On Tuesday I met with the Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey, along with interested groups including ORG, Coadec, LINX, a representative of the ISPs, and the Tax Payers Alliance. The meeting was intended to address the outcry over secret meetings between Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the big media industry players, and to put forward a different view to the lobbyists from the publishing groups, who have dominated the Internet policy agenda for far too long.