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Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 - 22:15

Pirate Party UK statement about today's suspected terror attack in London.

The victims included many people just crossing Westminster bridge at the time of the incident. Some reported French students were included in the injured, along with some Policemen who were just returning from a commendation ceremony. While 2 of the confirmed dead include the assailant and an armed police officer.

The full police statement from Commander Harrington at this time can be found here....

Contact Name:
Harley Faggetter

The Government moves the consultation goalposts

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The Pirate Party UK has been encouraging people to respond to the Government's consultation on P2P filesharing, which threatens Britain's 7 million file sharers with a range of draconian penalties.

Today, the Government has moved the goalposts for the consultation. They have finally admitted that, as we suspected, their plans do include cutting off internet access for whole families if one member of that family shares files, in stark contrast to Gordon Brown's recently stated aim of "universal connectivity to broadband".

New government proposals on filesharing

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This morning the government intend to unveil new proposals on filesharing. The proposals are widely expected to include an effective declaration of war on 7 million filesharers and on the civil liberties of all Britain's internet users.

I've discussed this on my personal blog; the Pirate Party will comment on this further as the details come in.

Our Facebook group now has over 4000 members

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The Pirate Party's Facebook group now has over 4000 members -- as I write the total is 4050.

Incidently the biggest political parties on Facebook are the BNP (6639 members) and the Labour Party (6265 members). Pirate Party UK has only been in existance for less than a month, and already we are more than half-way to surpassing them!

If you haven't already joined Pirate Party UK's facebook group, do so now (you don't need to be a party member to join). And tell all your friends to.

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The Price of Justice

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The government tell us that 7 million people in this country share files. It's hard to find any precise data on how many individual files each one of those people are sharing, but 100 seems like a fairly conservative guess.

In the Digital Britain report, the government also tell us that they want to reduce file sharing by 70% within a year. Leaving aside the obvious question of why they don't commit to a 100% target if they really think that file sharers are doing something morally wrong, let's look at what would be involved in reaching their target.

Getting to Know You

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Imagine what happens when you take 500 strangers, throw them into a room, and get them to co-operate on performing a big task.  Well, there is no need to imagine, because that is exactly what is happening with this party (except we're not in a room, unless it's a chatroom).

We all understand that having lots of enthusiastic individuals is not the same as having an effective team.  In a good team, people restrain their personal instincts and do the best job they can for the team. 

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