Category Archives: Britain

Edinburgh Pirate Party meeting, Wed 5 September

Edinburgh Pirates will be having an informal meeting on 5 September starting at 7pm in the Regent Pub. All Pirates are welcome, as is anyone interested in the Pirate Party or who just wants to talk with us. Details are … Continue reading

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Scottish Pirate Meetup, Wed 16 May

The next Scottish Pirate Meetup will be next Wednesday, the 16th of May at the Regent Bar from 7pm onwards. All Pirates are welcome, as is anyone interested in the Pirate Party, or who just wants to talk with us.

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Germans censor the Pirate Party

Three days before an important election, the German State is censoring the Pirate Party: Reality sometimes does exceed fiction. Three days ahead of the elections in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s largest and most populous state, the Piratenpartei‘s website has been discovered … Continue reading

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Theon Greyjoy and Nick Clegg

(spoiler alert — don’t read this if you don’t want to know what happens in Game of Thrones) I’ve just been watching Game of Thrones S02E06 (or via Pirate Party UK proxy), and I can’t help thinking that Theon Greyjoy … Continue reading

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Pirates win in Schleswig-Holstein, do well in Greece

There were two elections yesterday where Pirates did well. One was in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany where the Pirate Party got 8.2% of the vote and won 6 seats. The other was the Greek general election. Here, the Pirates got 0.5% … Continue reading

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How to get round the censorship of The Pirate Bay

Following the recent High Court judgement ordering ISPs to block The Pirate Bay, Virgin Media have done so: More than four million subscribers were cut off from http://www.thepiratebay.se on Wednesday evening. Virgin Media was one of five major broadband firms … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Council Threatens Arts

Last Thursday, along with my Pirate Party colleague Stephen Bathgate, I went to a public meeting about change to public entertainment licences and how they will affect the arts. Currently, while large arts events have had to be licenced, small … Continue reading

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