Stopping the nuclear dump in the Lake District – Peter’s story

Last week, Cumbria County Council voted to abandon plans to investigate building a nuclear waste dump in the Lake District. More than 50,000 38 Degrees members signed a petition opposing the dump; there were demonstrations, articles in the press and TV reports – and suddenly, the rest of the country had its eyes fixed on...

Thank you note from Danny Nightingale

Happy New Year! A couple of months ago, Sergeant Danny Nightingale was released after nearly 110,000 38 Degrees members signed a petition calling for his release. Between us, we also raised more than £40,000 to help Danny cover the legal costs of winning his freedom.  Danny wanted to say thank you for the support and...

Save Legal Aid – Rose’s Story

Legal aid is under threat. The government is planning to change the rules so legal aid cannot be used to help people challenge welfare benefit decisions when mistakes are made. Inaccurate benefit decisions can see people pushed into poverty. Expert advice allows them to challenge these decisions and make sure they are right. Lord McNally is in charge of the...

UK blocking a Robin Hood Tax

At the G20 summit on Monday, a large group of countries including Germany, France, Brazil and South Africa stood up to support a Robin Hood tax on the banks. But on Tuesday, George Osborne announced that the UK plans to block progress. His message from the UK to the rest of the world was loud...