Brendan Molloy from PPAU and Loz Kaye from PPUK, who have both led their Parties for several years, are stepping down. Fresh from campaigning as the Pirate Party candidate for the Manchester Central constituency in last week’s UK General Election, Loz has decided to “step down to spend more time with my family” and “balance my life better.” This does not mean that Loz will […]
The order of the pirate unicorn podcast recorded on Tuesday 12th of May following the mumble chat held on the 10th of May 2015 UK Pirate Guests As an experiment we invited some of the Pirate campaigners and candidates for the UK national elections to the chat so they could tell us about their experiences and answer questions – we sent a general […]
In the UK, a Manchester City council seat was vacated when Jim Battle resigned his job to take the job of Deputy Police Commissioner. This forced a by-election that took place Thursday 10 October 2013. The Pirate leader, Loz Kaye, was competing for the single seat against several more established parties. The election was in a small local region called Ancoats & Clayton. Because the […]
In the debate on the future of UK and EU, PPUK Leader Loz Kaye outlined a pirates’ vision of a citizens’ Europe in an interview with PirateTimes. In his opinion, Cameron’s initiative sounded threatful to some EU members. The vision of the PPUK for Europe could push the reforms into a complete other direction than Cameron would probably wish. However, PPUK has withdrawn from PPEU founding process, Kaye said in the interview.
The Pirate Party of the United Kingdom has been threatend by the music industry for hosting a Pirate Bay proxy. Also their leaders have been threated on personal level that they would be finacially ruined. Similar the same has happend to the Pirate Bay of the Netherlands and both parties are in need of donations.
The United Kingdom Pirate Party had a good result in the recent by-election held on 15 November 2012 in the city of Manchester. The seat of Manchester Central was left vacant after the sitting Member of Parliament, Tony Lloyd of the Labour Party, resigned to become Police and Crime Commissioner for the city.
The Pirate Party UK had a lot on their plate for their conference last weekend. On Saturday, around 15 pirates enjoyed a sightseeing tour with lots of socialising and had the opportunity to visit a gig the conference organizers arranged in South London, where pirates celebrated into the morning hours. Nevertheless, most of them were up early enough to join the discussions at the “PirateCon […]