Something to be proud of

30 Oct 18

Yesterday, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the government’s spending plans for the year ahead. [1] It’s not hard for 38 Degrees-ers like us to spot things we achieved together, on lots of the campaigns we’ve worked on. It’s not all good news. There’s a lot more...

Halt arms sales with Saudi Arabia

24 Oct 18

Killed in cold-blood. The assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is barbaric and gruesome. He criticised those in power in Saudi Arabia and it has been reported that he was murdered on their orders. The Saudi state keeps changing its story, and is now claiming he...

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 [1] The planning application to move Pankhurst from her historic home was withdrawn just days after we handed over a huge petition...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...