Loz Kaye

Does Surveillance mean Security? Contherapy with Loz Kaye

Would you want ISIS finding your your banking details? Probably not says Loz Kaye, Leader of the Pirate party in this Contherapy Interview.

Friday, 6 February, 2015 - 12:00

GCHQ Mass Surveillance Unlawful

Saturday, 7 February, 2015 - 00:45

A judgement by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has deemed that the information intercepted in bulk by the NSA, and then used by GCHQ over a period of seven years, to be unlawful and a breach of human rights law. When GCHQ obtained data about British citizens from the NSA, it attempted to bypass protections within the UK legal system.

Although the judgement covers GCHQ's access to Prism/Upstream, it doesn't cover Tempora and other UK programmes of mass surveillance.

Pirate Party Leader Loz Kaye said:

Snoopers' Charter Dropped - For Now

Monday, 26 January, 2015 - 20:15

A cross party group of peers lead by former Conservative defence minister Lord King attempted to insert the controversial Communications Data Bill in to the counter terrorism bill currently before the upper house.

After Monday's debate the amendments were withdrawn.

The Communications Data Bill has been widely criticised as a "Snoopers' Charter" for its blanket approach to surveillance.

Pirate Party Leader Loz Kaye said:

General election 2015: Three things we learnt about the UK Pirate Party

Article at International Business Times. IBTimes UK speaks to Loz Kaye about the party's prospects at the general election.

Wednesday, 21 January, 2015 - 14:45

Iraq Report Kicked Out In To The Sand

Wednesday, 21 January, 2015 - 15:30

The inquiry chaired by John Chilcot into the UK's role in the 2003 Iraq invasion and its consequences will not now be published before the General Election. There is reported to be US-UK tension about revealing the personal messages between George W Bush and Tony Blair. Controversy continues about the circumstances of the allegations that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.

Pirate Party Leader Loz Kaye said:

Pirate Party Delivers on Copyright

Monday, 19 January, 2015 - 10:15

EU copyright rules simply aren't suited to cope with the increase of cross-border cultural exchange facilitated by the Internet, an upcoming European Parliament own-initiative report evaluating 2001's copyright directive finds. The draft released today by Julia Reda, MEP for the German Pirate Party, lays out an ambitious reform agenda for the overhaul of EU copyright announced in the Commission's work programme.

Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda said:

#VotePirate To Support Artists. Yes, Really

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The first skirmishes of General Election 2015 are being fought. Rather predictably, they have focused on the big parties' spending plans. With a breathtaking lack of self awareness Labour accused the Tories of producing a 'dodgy dossier' about their budget ideas. One of the spats that many people noticed was the Labour press office's rapid rebuttal of the idea that a Miliband government would reverse arts cuts. So, the election campaign has already seen a fight as to who can be the nastiest party to the UK's creative sector.

2015 – Looking Forward

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The end of the year is often a time when people like to look back. Well, as usual I prefer to look forward. The new NEC members Will and George have made a good start with that, in a couple of weeks we've got the preparation for the General Election well under way, meeting electoral services to discuss the timetable. to planning campaigns, looking at designs.

One thing I'm worried about for 2015 is that people will miss out on their right to vote. The meetings we have had with people in charge of voter registration have indicated the changes in rules have let some people behind. This is particularly hitting young people and students. You can register online now at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote .

We've already got some candidates declared for the General Election, discussions underway with more- and of course we want to hear from any of you thinking of standing at a local or parliamentary level.


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