Jan 11th, 2011
Our letter to the Independent
By Neeral Bhatt
Here’s a letter David sent to The Independent newspaper last week. They wrote a great article about us recently, which you can read here.
David’s letter was to clarfiy that 38 Degrees is independent of any political party, because there was a sentence or two in the article that might have made that slightly unclear. You can see the letter we sent in below.
Your article ‘New media give popular protest a fresh voice’ (Tue 5thJan) about 38 Degrees Artful Dodger adverts highlighting tax-dodging was a great boost to our members’ campaign. But there was one thing we’d like to clarify.
Your article said that “Tory advisers […] could be forgiven for thinking that the advert was the latest attack from the Labour Party”. 38 Degrees is independent of all political parties. Our members support different political parties including, in some cases, none at all.
Many of our members were disappointed with last Labour government’s record on tax dodging too. The Artful Dodger adverts focused on George Osborne because as Chancellor he could something about tax dodging but, at the moment, he’s choosing the avoid the issue.
Yours faithfully, David Babbs, Executive Director, 38 Degrees