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The gagging law: What we did together

February 6th, 2014 by

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  • James Bickerton

    How much did 38 Degrees spend on national newspaper advertising just before the final vote in Parliament?

  • Anonymous

    Well done to all who took part.

  • Bob

    If the acolytes of big business and finance in Parliament are free to say what they like about any subject that takes their fancy then why not join them? Why not form a 38degrees political party and change the system from within, rather complain about things from the outside.

  • dan mcmahon

    i am totally in agreement with this.. we need a sensible alternative to the self serving idiots currently running the show..
    38 degrees have shown now that they actually take our real interests and needs seriously.. and have a well set up method of asking us what we really think about pertinent issues..
    wow. fancy that.. a political party that, wen important issues are at stake actually asks the populace its views.. and uses real democracy to make decisions..

  • Nathan

    Okay so this gagging law is official.
    I’m stumped at 38 degrees accepting it as well it’s law now so what can we do.
    Well we can continue to bug and cause attention to this horrific ruling and not stop till it’s thrown out and no gagging law exists in UK democracy.
    Seriously!!! That’s the kind of push I feel 38 degrees and supporters need. Why are we not continuing to push this out?

  • Thomas

    If we break the gagging law in large enough numbers they can’t lock as all up. It’s the same principle as rioting minus the violence, theft and damage. If one person does X, the cops can bust him or her, if 100,000 people do X, they’ll be lucky to catch anybody.

  • Ed

    Thank god they managed to pass it, shame it was watered down. SPUC and the countryside alliance have run some pretty awful campaigns that some of this legislation might have been able to stop. Along with UNISON etc in Manchester. The gentleman who raised forming your own political party I think that’s kind of the point – political parties have limits to what they can spend, so should spuc or the countryside alliance, UNISON or 38 degrees for that matter if they’re influencing elections. Real democracy is not who has the biggest cheque book.

    In fact that’s a way to create a society thoroughly balanced to the right.

  • Bannatyne84

    Well that’s rather the problem, isn’t it Ed. “Democracy” (which I’d love you to let me know when it finally exists) actually is about who has the biggest cheque book.
    That’s why we get shat all over.