Petition Update

"Chilling threat" to democracy goes ahead - Gagging Law passed!!

Jaime Tanna
London, United Kingdom

Oct 10, 2013 — I'm sorry to say this but yesterday was a clear sign that democracy is virtually non-existent here in the UK.

I've just received an email from 38 degrees saying that the gagging law was passed, regardless of widespread public dissent:

*Over a quarter of a million emails, phone calls and tweets to MPs
*Over 100 face-to-face meetings with MPs
*Over £120,000 raised to fund leaflets, adverts and events
*A brilliant rally outside Parliament, where 38 Degrees members joined supporters of dozens of other groups to stand up for free speech

I seriously wonder what chance we have to question their agenda to include 'esoteric material', given the total lack of responsibility, and accountability?
This is NOT good news and doesn't bode well for our future. We are waking up, but are we waking up fast enough?!

Let's keep spreading the word about the erosion of democracy here, and see if we can't get some much needed accountability!

Gagging Law 3rd Reading - How all MPs voted
Gagging Law 3rd Reading - How all MPs voted
My MP Tessa Munt voted no for Amendments and yes for the Government Gagging Law passed to the Lords yesterday. She told me that as she was in a special position to affect the Cabinet due to being an inner circle MP she was forced to vote with the Gov or lose that privilege.
http://blog.38degrees.org.uk