There is a very worrying law going through Parliament that could gag campaigners, organisations, charities and groups and stop them from speaking out against government and holding politicians to account.
Under the new lobbying law, groups such as 38 Degrees, would be gagged for an ENTIRE year before a general election. That would mean that from 2014 campaigners would be unable to talk about all the important issues that need to be aired like what is happening to the NHS, welfare, the environment, immigration, war – everything.
This could really harm access to important information and is an attack on the campaigners that are working hard to hold politicians to account. It seems the bill is being rushed through so we need to act now.
38 Degrees have set up a page to allow you to easily send an e-mail to your MP, or if you would like, call them or visit them.