Remember when we paid £2,115 to clean an MP’s moat? In 2009, many MPs were found to have abused taxpayers’ money by claiming outrageous expenses. Now IPSA, the MP finances watchdog, wants to hide the names of MPs whose expenses are being looked into. But our MPs work for us, so what they spend our money on is our business.
IPSA's asking for the public's opinion. If thousands of us email in now demanding politicians expenses are kept public, they might drop the plans.
The technology that 38 Degrees members have used to run big national campaigns has now been opened up for everyone to create change with. It's called Campaigns By You. It's incredibly simple and free to use.
Is there an issue that’s close to your heart? Is one of your local services under threat? Are you concerned about an environmental issue? Is there a company that needs challenging to change its ways or is there something you’d like to see the government do, to make the UK a better place?
If so, you can start a petition right now, it only takes a few minutes to get your campaign started.
The Smith Commission is meant to deliver new powers to Scotland. Politicians have been quick off the mark to make their demands to Lord Smith. Now he wants to hear from ordinary people in Scotland. Let's make sure that voice of the public is louder than the politicians in his ear!