90% of Conservative voters want Amazon to pay more tax

1 Oct 18

More than 90% of Conservative voters believe the Chancellor should change tax rules to make large international firms like Amazon pay more. Polling carried out by Survation for 38 Degrees found that, of those who expressed an opinion, more than 90% of Conservative voters agreed...

Environmental laws after Brexit: more detail

18 Sep 18

[1] BBC News: Theresa May announces new environment bill: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44883501 [2] The Guardian: Revealed: rightwing groups plot to ditch EU safety standards on food and drugs: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/17/revealed-us-uk-rightwing-thinktanks-talks-to-ditch-eu-safety-checks Desmog UK: Mapped: How Fracking Lobbyists From the UK and America Have Infiltrated Parliament: https://www.desmog.co.uk/2017/01/26/mapped-how-fracking-lobbyists-uk-and-america-infiltrate-parliament Open Democracy UK:...

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Pankhurst Victory

17 Sep 18

We did it! The statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst is going to stay in Parliament. That’s thanks to hundreds of thousands of us. [1] The planning application to move Pankhurst from her historic home was withdrawn just days after we handed over a huge petition...

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Royal Liverpool Hospital

17 Sep 18

A hospital in Liverpool still stands half-finished and unused since construction company Carillion went bust in January. [1] It means thousands of people are not getting the NHS service they deserve. [2] Just last month the government announced they would find the money to complete...

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Pankhurst statue: Handing in the petition

14 Sep 18

On Wednesday 12th September, 38 Degrees-er Jacquie handed her petition into the City of Westminster Council. She was joined by dozens of supporters dressed in suffragette colours and carried a box full of 178,000 signatures from 38 Degrees-ers up and down the country. The petition...

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Amazon & tax

5 Sep 18

Amazon has become the second company in history to be valued at a staggering *trillion* dollars. [1] But despite rocketing profits, they paid even less UK tax last year. [2] While high street shops are having to close down – and our public services struggle...