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The British government is leading a gunpowder plot against democracy - George Monbiot

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The Stop TTIP petition now carries more than 750,000 signatures; the 38 Degrees petition has 910,000. Last month there were 450 protest actions across 24 member states. The commission was forced to hold a public consultation about the most controversial aspect, and 150,000 people responded. Never let it be said that people cannot engage with complex…

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Added by joe taylor on November 5, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

Why bother writing to your MP?

“It’s a pointless exercise” “You just get the standard party line”. “They don’t answer your questions, they just use it to pump out pat responses, copied and pasted from the last letter from someone who asked  similar questions the week before”.   “Sometimes you don’t even get a reply”.

That probably typifies most people’s experience, including mine, of writing to their MP (or their local councillor). What…

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Added by Gavin Barker on October 22, 2014 at 15:30 — 4 Comments

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