dorsetgirl - Gagging Law
If you value your right to receive information, make posts or attend protests regarding contentious issues like forests, fracking, hospitals, benefits - practically anything where politics and money collide with people's daily lives - you may want to sign this petition to give us all a chance to hold on to that right.
The petition has been raised by 38 Degrees, many of whose activities would probably become illegal under this law. The law purportedly sets out to control lobbying, which is obviously to the good, but as ever it's been so widely and badly worded that it encompasses many other activities undertaken by ordinary people and by charities, particularly in the year - a whole year! - leading up to an election.
The law has been rushed through the Commons with minimal changes and is in the Lords for voting tomorrow, so the petition is now urgent.
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Already signed and emailed to friends.