Loz Kaye

Pirate Party growing pains: Murder-suicide, a fetish model, and Alþingi

The Pirates are finally venturing beyond copyright and privacy, with some success.

For UK Press Hit related media, find: Back to the drawing board.

Monday, 24 October, 2016 - 08:45

What Next?

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In the weeks since the election, apart from getting something like a normal life back, I have been doing some reflecting on what comes next for me in politics.

I joined the Pirate Party on the back of a specific issue- the Digital Economy Act, and more generally to kick against the system. Which is fine for an activist. However, the experience of standing for election has changed me and my point of view. What the wider world has seen the least is the amount of time I've spent pounding the streets in Manchester in 6 elections in just 3 years.

I see daily child poverty, poor health outcomes, environmental damage, intolerable inequality in the city where I live. It's gutting to visit the same streets months and years later and still see the same houses boarded up, the same problems weighing people down.

This is why I championed a broadening of the manifesto. It was not just so we “looked sensible”. It's because I passionately believe in action on the issues I have seen around me.

Cameron calls on web firms to drop encryption for spies' sake

Cameron wants security services to read your private chats on social media by getting tech firms to drop encryption. The former leader of the Pirate Party, Loz Kaye, thinks Cameron’s anti-encryption moves are ill-thought out, and could spell disaster.

Friday, 3 July, 2015 - 14:45

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

Why Pirate ?

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In the run up to the election the calls for tactical voting are increasing. Newspapers are telling you how to vote. Celebrities are being wheeled out to tell you how to vote. There are ever louder cries for people to abandon their principles and gamble on a particular outcome. Even though the outcome of this election is the most uncertain in recent history.

Every attempt is being made to squeeze every small party vote by appealing to the fears of either Miliband or Cameron as Prime Minister. When frankly quite a lot of us don't rate either.

So why vote Pirate then, when so much is at stake this time?

The simple answer is that every vote for us is a vote for a different agenda. That politics' priorities should be set by all the people, not  just by Westminster insiders, a Murdoch press and celebrity bigmouths.

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

Loz Kaye on Daily Politics

The Pirate Party started fighting for internet freedom but now has Britain's "first crowd-sourced manifesto", says its leader.

Loz Kaye told the Daily Politics that it stood for "taking democracy back", and getting people involved in politics.

Tuesday, 14 April, 2015 - 19:45

Help Give Manchester a Different Voice

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Help Give Manchester a Different Voice

It's time for Manchester Central to have an independent voice. I want to stand to restore faith in our broken democracy, to speak out for our freedoms and make a Manchester – and country- where everyone can get their fair share.

I've been backing grassroots campaigns to stop companies ruining our city by letting buildings stand empty when they should be used to benefit the community. I've been challenging the Manchester planning committee for more green space.

It's not long since the Manchester Central by-election. Since then the LibDems, Greens and Tories have all ditched their candidates but the Pirate Party and I have stood by the constituency.

For some politics is just theory- I'm about action. As Manchester Central MP I could do so much more.

I'm going to need your help though - we need to raise money to back the campaign, defending freedom, doesn't come free!

Please donate anything you can, and I'll do all I can:

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/lozmcr15

Manchester £6bn NHS budget: Osborne's power shift labelled ‘arse about face’

Greater Manchester will be the first region in the UK to be handed full control of its £6billion health and social care budget.

Chancellor George Osborne arrived at Manchester Town Hall this morning to unveil the ‘groundbreaking’ plans which will see the local authorities given power over every penny spent on local health services.

Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 15:00

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