Press Releases

  • Mark Chapman
    Wednesday, 20 January, 2016 - 13:00

    The Pirate Party is gravely concerned that a 10-year-old Muslim boy at a primary school in Lancashire was investigated by police on suspicion of terrorism for making a simple spelling error in an essay, and calls for a change in the law.

    Mark Chapman, Pirate Party justice spokesperson, said:

    "By creating a duty for public authorities to supposedly prevent terrorism, the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 puts front-line public workers such as teachers and doctors in a perilous position: if they report minor concerns to the police they may undermine the...

  • David A Elston
    Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 - 22:15

    Pirate Party backs #VotesAt16 in the EU referendum and future elections

    Today, the House of Commons blocked a Lords amendment to lower the voting age  to 16 for the forthcoming EU referendum. The Pirate Party regrets that  decision and backs the growing campaign to lower the voting age to 16  for the EU referendum and all future elections.

    David Elston, Pirate Party Deputy Leader, said...

  • Campaigns Team
    Tuesday, 6 October, 2015 - 13:15

    In a landmark ruling today the Court of Justice of the European Union found that the current 'Safe Harbor' agreement (which underpins the vast majority of the transfer of data from the EU to the US) is invalid. This ruling strikes an important blow for data protection for EU citizens.
    Safe Harbor has long been used by large corporations to justify transferring data out of UK and EU datacentres, into US based locations. By using "Safe Harbor", companies agree to be bound by the same restrictions as they have in the US, despite not being explicitly required to do so by US law.

  • Cris Chesha
    Thursday, 17 September, 2015 - 14:30

    The Conservative government are running a consultation on Freedom of Information laws. David Cameron wants to introduce fees - some reaching as high as £600 - for those exercising their rights to see what their elected representatives are doing on their behalf.

    In a consultation that ends tomorrow, the government is essentially trying to force through changes, with little fanfare, and almost no media coverage. This suggestion to introduce fees was not a recommendation of the Justice Select Committee's comprehensive review of FOI in 2012, and has been created by the government...

  • George Walkden
    Sunday, 23 August, 2015 - 12:15

    Due to the continued secrecy around the Trans-Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) many around the UK do not yet understand how dangerous such a deal is and the ways in which it would impact them.

    A day of action took place yesterday and representatives of the Pirate Party attended the 38 Degrees Anti-TTIP demonstration in Salford & Eccles to drag these negotiations into the light.

    We already know that TTIP proposes to "harmonise" (aka deregulate) Europe to fit in with the USA. An every-day effect we would see is in our food. In Europe any substance placed into...


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