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- 38 Degrees campaigns are driven by what members want to do. Uservoice one of a number of ways in which 38 Degrees members can say what they one to the 38 Degrees to work on.
- If an idea is really popular on this Uservoice part of the website 38 Degrees will consult members about the idea in other ways e.g. through discussions on our blog and Facebook group and through member surveys.
- Please note that an idea being popular on this part of the website does not guarantee that it will become a 38 Degrees campaign. This is because firstly this area of the site is not visted by all 38 Degrees members and secondly because it is possible for non-members to vote. This can potentially skew the results. If in a member survey the wider 38 Degrees membership says other issues are more important, those issues will take priority.
- If 38 Degrees members vote that an idea should be a priority in our main member survey as well as on this part of the web site, the 38 Degrees office team will start work to turn it into a campaign. You can see the results of these main member surveys here: http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/tag/poll/

Can I ask others to boost the ranking of my issue?
- It might feel tempting to try and boost the ranking of your favorite issue by encouraging loads of people not involved with 38 Degrees to come and vote for it.
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  1. An inquiry in to the poisoning of high numbers of raptors across the country by land owners breaking the wild birds directive legislation

    There have been large numbers of Eagles, Buzzards, Hawks etc poisoned this year.
    The RSPB and other wildlife organisations put lots of work and money in to trying to protect these magnificent creatures and land owners worry about them taking the pheasants (an introduced species) which the land owners and their friends like to shoot. Native species of birds are being deliberately poisoned in favour of an introduced species. This is illegal and more needs to be done about it.

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      0 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • RBS bankers bonus is 81% public money

      George Osborne should vote against 200% bonus as it is essentially 81% taxpayers money. By definition every taxpayer in the UK has a stake in the government's shareholding in RBS.
      The bailout to save the bank came from the public purse. Since when was it Chancellor's job to actively vote for commercial bankers to pay themselves obscene wages with tax payers money? This bank is currently under investigation for deliberately bankrupting small businesses and the stripping of their assets. Less than a year ago it was fined £390 million for its part in fixing the LIBOR rate and in Dec…

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        0 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Close the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre and pay their victims compensation.

        The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre breach Human Rights and Civil Liberties. They deny victims access to lawyers and arrest and hold people purely based on rumors and lies. I lost my job because I was held prisoner for 4 months purely as a result of false information. They government are breaching Magna Carta by allowing the FTAC to continue.

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          0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Prisoners should not profit in any way from their crimes. I refer to Millie Dowler's killer.

          Should MP's be allowed to have debts waived, say sorry and still sit in Parliament. What affect will this have on the young and impressionable? Many pre-school children are still up for the
          6 O'clock news.

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          • Prisoners should not profit in any way from their crimes. I refer to Millie Dowler's killer.

            I can't get my head round a child killer inside for life can gain monetary payment because he was badly beaten up by another prisoner. The easy solution would be to put him in solitary confinement for life.

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            • MRA Regulatory Consultants

              Offering services in medicines regulatory affairs throughout Canada. Call + 27 (0)12 803-1039 /-6223 /-5955 now, for further information. Info: http://www.mra-regulatory.com/

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                0 comments  ·  Public services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • abolishing benefit sanctions...everyone needs to eat.

                Many people have died already because of their monetary support being cut. Does the British taxpayer want the government to deny people with no other means of support the right to eat. How are benefit sanctions even allowed to happen, stop them now.

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                  0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve standards of debating in the house of commons

                  Improve the quality of debates and PMQs by removing from the chamber any member that makes noise while another is speaking.

                  Repeat offenders could be barred from the chamber for a period of days, seated in the naughty corner or given a large bright hat to wear.

                  To allow members the essential facility of expresing their 'considered opinions' of support or opposition to notion the notion being voiced they can all be issued with a pink feather duster and a large noisless baby rattle to wave in the air.

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                    0 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • UGC - Underground Coal Gasification should be banned

                    Fracking is bad. The UK & the Worlds public are waking up to this fact, however behind the scenes Undergound Coal Gasification is being scecretly pushed through by the Tory & Lib Deb Coalition and UCG is far worse than Fracking.

                    The UK's massive coal reserves are being sold off at a fraction of its worth to a tiny minority who will reap massives profits whilst causing massive ammounts of polloution - ths costs of which will be passed to the UK Public.

                    Please read this and then vote for this campaign

                    http://frackingfreeireland.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Theft-Of-Austerity-Britains-Coal.pdf

                    http://frack-off.org.uk/creeping-inferno-underground-coal-gasification-threat-comes-onshore/

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                      0 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Stop the BBC's Excessive spending on the World Cup

                      I've just read (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2595844/BBC-taking-272-staff-World-Cup-Brazil-equivalent-25-football-teams-DOUBLE-ITV-workers.html) that the BBC intends to spend £12,000,000 to send 272 people to cover the World Cup. Spread over a year, that's almost £33,000 per day for one event. I think this is an excessive squandering of public money (maybe they're giving each of their staff a £90 England shirt for the trip).

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                        0 comments  ·  Media & the arts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Save BBC Three

                        The BBC are planning on cutting the channel BBC three from our television and only putting material online. For years BBC three has been a source of new comedy and has helped to kick start the careers of many people who are now household names. Programs such as 'Gavin & Stacy' which helped get James Cordon's career going would have struggled to gain the funding and audience which they deserved without the support of this vital BBC three channel. Can the BBC really justify taking away such a vital tool to our emerging comedy acting and screen writing scene?

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                        • Protecting London's skyline from over-development

                          London is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, visited by millions of people providing jobs, trade and wealth for the UK and its residents. Part of what tourists come to see is the London skyline with its diverse and historic architecture dating back to per-mediaeval times. London is in danger of being totally trashed by the ludicrous high-rise developments which have been given planning permission with no thought for the impact of these developments on the Capital city, its workers, its residents or indeed its infrastructure.

                          Some very high profile people have signed a petition to prevent…

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                            0 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Chocolate pushing at newsagents (WH SMITH, McCOLLS)

                            Every customer has to be asked if they would like some chocolate. There is often a wall of family sized bars on the counter, many of which are on special offer. At toddler eye level there is a tantalizing array of coloured wrappers which can be grabbed and offered up to their adult hopefully.... or just put in their mouth! LIDL have healthy tills where fruit, nuts, seeds and sugar free chewing gum are on visual display. The last worker at McColls told me Cadbury paid them to ask...but I don't know if that's true. What I do know is…

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                            • Make The Government give Funds necessary to tackle £billions in NHS Fraud

                              I think we should now be targeting what appears to be the real reason for the NHS financial failures. What has now been brought to the surface is the 5 Billion pound per year Frauds. According to the news. This comes down to bad management by the Governments that have not put the necessary funds in place to combat these fraudulent practices. I consider it an abrogation of the Governments duty not to make sure such an important Thing has the NHS is managed correctly. Isn’t this what we employ them to do. The NHS is there for the Health…

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                              • Library closures.

                                I would suggest a petition against the closure of smaller, local libraries, and the opening of newer, larger libraries.

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                                • Big landowners,including the C of E have registered their interests on the Land Register. This affects people's houses!

                                  Villagers in Stottesden Shropshire had a bill for repair of the church chancel. People have been told that the local lord has mining and other rights which might affect their gardens or undermine their houses, even if they have paid up their mortgage! These ancient rights must be repealed in Parliament urgently. They are NOT democratic!

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                                    • Ban the sale of prong dog collars, aka pinch collars

                                      These dog collars have metal prongs on the inside to deliberately inflict pain to the animal when it strains on it's leash. They can be effective for large and/or aggressive dogs that the owners find hard to handle, which means they substitute good training for brutal pain and torture. Many of these collars pierce the skin and cause open, bleeding wounds. These are barbaric devices that are specifically designed to inflict pain and injury.
                                      I have just seen an email response from one of the UK companies selling these collars, which has been posted on Facebook by the recipient. Being…

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                                      • HS2

                                        Delay HS2 and divert the money until we have repaired storm and flood damage and installed further measures to prevent further flooding.

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                                        • Justice for Marius the young giraffe killed by copenhagen zoo

                                          To bring copenhagen zoo to realise what it did was wrong and in this modern world this sort of act not required

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