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Robert Milligan’s Statue

11 Jun 20

This week, after a powerful petition was set up on the 38 Degrees website by Councillor Ehtasham Haque, a statue which celebrated the slave trader Robert Milligan was removed from West India Quay in Tower Hamlets. 38 Degrees is independent of all political parties, but...

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Arise Sir Tom ?

20 May 20

Here’s some nice news: Captain Tom Moore is being given a knighthood for raising more than £32m for NHS charities. He raised that incredible sum by walking around his garden 100 times before his 100th birthday. He inspired people all across the country – including...

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Some good news!

14 May 20

The government’s official guidelines to protect people returning to work have been published. Thanks to pressure from unions, MPs, and over 76,000 38 Degrees members  – the rules are stronger and more of us will be kept safe. When the government’s draft guidelines were leaked...

British Gas: we won!

18 Feb 20

We won! After 91,000 of us signed the petition, British Gas reversed their decision to increase the minimum top-up amount for customers on pay-as-you-go tariffs. They’ve slashed the amount from £5 back to £1. It means customers won’t have to choose between spending their last £5 on...

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Victory: Essex libraries

10 Jul 19

Essex County Council have today announced that ALL libraries across the county have been saved from closure. Thanks to campaigners from all over Essex, Bry who started her 38 Degrees petition and over 11,000 people who supported her campaign, County Hall have listened. Last year,...

Asbestos in schools

8 Jul 19

Cancer-causing asbestos is in schools up and down the country. But right now it’s impossible for parents to know if the school buildings their children go to are putting them in danger. Even worse, the government knows all about the problem – but won’t pay...