Medical Cannabis

18 Jun 18

It was all over the news this weekend. The new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, allowed a 12 year old boy to have his cannabis oil medication back after he was left fighting for his life in hospital. [1] Even though the treatment is still illegal...

hand picture HSM

Highly skilled migrants: handing in the petition

13 Jun 18

Nearly 100,000 of us have signed a petition calling for Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to “Stop abusing the national security clause to deport highly skilled migrants.” It was set up after Matu, a health inspector who’s lived in the UK for 11 years, found out...

Untitled-3

NHS data sharing with the Home Office

4 May 18

A dangerous deal between the NHS and the Home Office means that doctors are being forced to share patients’ private details. Some people are now so afraid to go to the doctors – they aren’t going even when suffering from a life-threatening condition. It’s costing...

WhatsApp Image 2018-04-26 at 12.39.59

Make plastic drink straws obsolete in cinemas

3 May 18

In just a couple of months more than 210,000 38 Degrees-ers have signed a petition calling on Britain’s biggest cinema chains, Cineworld, Odeon and Vue, to stop using plastic straws. [1] Almost 30,000 of us also contacted the cinema giants by phone, email, and social...

unnamed-1

Save the Windrush Generation: Petition hand in

18 Apr 18

Last week, 38 Degrees-er Christine started up a petition calling on the Home Office to stop deporting “Windrush Generation” Commonwealth citizens who’ve made their lives in the UK. This week the petition hit 100,000 (in just a few days!) and 38 Degrees staff member, Ruby,...

photo4_edited

Animal Transport

17 Apr 18

No animal should have to travel hundreds or thousands of miles in the back of a lorry, trampled on, injured, overheated or hungry – only to be slaughtered at the end of the ordeal. But right now this is exactly what can happen to the...