EU Referendum - What next?

We've cast our votes and the results are in, so what's next?

While the dust settles, 38 Degrees members are getting organised and campaigning to make our country fairer, more democratic, more sustainable and peaceful.

Browse through the petitions that 38 Degrees members have started below, or start your own.

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  • Keep the promise of £350 million for our NHS
    Nigel Farage and Leave campaigners promised to invest in our NHS - but this morning it looks like they're trying to wriggle out of it. They shouldn't be allowed to make promises they can't keep. Our NHS has been cash strapped for years. NHS staff are working so hard and it's crumbling around them. Now we have an opportunity to make the 'Leave' campaigners promise to put the £350 million saved from the EU into the NHS. Today, half the country is rejoicing, half the country is despairing. But the NHS unites us all. We need to hold them to their promise of £350 million a week for our NHS.
    331,220 of 400,000 Signatures
    Created by Michele Martin
  • Protect the rights of E.U citizens living in the UK
    There is much fear and uncertainty in a post-Brexit world, especially for E.U citizens who are currently living in the U.K. They have built our country, contributed to our economy, taken care of our elderly, taught us, healed us, loved us, started families with us, become our friends and colleagues. They have given so much to us, now we must do the same for them. The only difference between U.K. citizens living here and E.U. citizens living here is a passport, therefore their rights should be protected with absolutely no change. --------------------------------------------------------------- Picture credit: Medics at Homerton University Hospital
    64,057 of 75,000 Signatures
    Created by Ruth Lyons
  • The youth (14-17) should have had the right to vote in the EU referendum
    This is important because so many of the youths did not want to leave the EU but do not have a voice
    51,189 of 75,000 Signatures
    Created by Ellyse Simms Picture
  • Keep the UK in the EEA
    EEA membership allows for the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital within the common market. All this would be lost if we were to leave the EEA.
    10,708 of 15,000 Signatures
    Created by Jonathan Birch
  • Keep the EU laws that protect our environment
    The bedrock of our wildlife and environmental protections, which have massively improved air and water have come from our relationship with countries across Europe, predominantly based on EU legislation. We need to make sure that these gains are protected into the future, rather than becoming, once again, the Dirty Man of Europe. Ensure that our legislation is kept strong, protecting our environment into the future. We have stopped exporting acid rain across Europe, we are doing good work on Climate Change, our wildlife, which is still in serious trouble, is improving because of our work with other EU member states.
    10,283 of 15,000 Signatures
    Created by Matthew Buckler
  • Keep UK maternity rights if we leave the EU
    Maternity rights protect every woman in the UK. They make sure we aren’t passed over for promotion due to being on maternity leave or that we can come back to the same (or similar) job after time away. Here are the main maternity rights under threat, let's make sure they're protected as we leave the EU: Maternity leave of up to a year Maternity pay for 39 weeks Reasonable paid time off for ante-natal appointments (and the ability for partners to now accompany you) Contractual rights should continue during maternity leave, including accrual of holidays and pension contributions The right to return to the same job if taken up to 26 weeks’ leave and right to return to a similar position if over 26 weeks Redundancy protection Protection from dismissal and detriment due to pregnancy/maternity leave
    9,999 of 10,000 Signatures
    Created by - The UK's workplace campaigning site Picture
  • Expand the powers of the Electoral Commission against misinformation
    After a closely fought contest, and the final result which is beyond contention, we must confront the prospect that a portion of the referendum campaigning was based on misinformation, and sometimes outright lying. This petition seeks to draw attention to this, given that the tactics used in this referendum on both sides, such as scaremongering, will more than likely be utilised again, and are damaging to the democratic character of this country. We ask that powers against these be expanded from its current form: “While we have regulatory duties relating to campaign spending, including in relation to political advertising/election material, we have very few powers to deal with the content of material published by candidates and parties, or their general conduct. In most cases we will not be able to deal with such complaints, which should instead be made directly to the party or candidate responsible for the material.”
    9,540 of 10,000 Signatures
    Created by Chris B
  • Nigel Farage: call to apologise for "without a single bullet being fired"
    Last week Jo Cox MP was gunned down after her surgery. Bullets were indeed fired in the lead up to this vote. His comments are disgusting and completely disrespectful to the fact Jo cox mp was shot and stabbed to death during the political campaign
    5,445 of 6,000 Signatures
    Created by Kirsten Hepburn
  • Divert £1bn to the NHS from the banks
    We have voted to leave the European Union. Right or wrong, there it is. With the news this morning that Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, will make £250 BILLION POUNDS available for the banks to keep the financial markets of the UK stable, we are all complaining that the promise to divert much needed funds into the NHS was just rhetoric. Our Nation Health Service is falling apart. If this money is available to aid stability we should use a small amount of it wisely. The NHS is desperate for a cash injection, the banks are not. This petition is to the British Government, to supply the NHS with much needed cash to stabilise a true British achievement. The banks do not need ALL of the money and with the lies told for the leave campaign, its about time the people who devote their lives to helping others keep their health got a bit of a breather.
    4,372 of 5,000 Signatures
    Created by Mark Reardon
  • The prospective leader of the Conservative party must pledge that £350m a week go to the NHS
    The NHS is a dearly loved institution that is been squeezed by cuts, and one which faces an uncertain future in light of the EU referendum result and that 10% of its workforce comes from overseas. In order to protect its status as the best health service in the world, we need to ensure that it is properly funded. A family member is a nurse and their ward faces privatisation. This is not because it underperforms, but because of the revenue it brings to the hospital trust. The trust nonetheless does not have the capital to purchase new equipment, forcing it to consider private investment to meet this shortfall. Going forward, the extra revenue generated from the ward will go into private hands and not be reinvested for the benefits of patients. We can resolve this by ensuring the promises made by the leave campaign are met, overturning years of under investment that threatens patient safety, and which has put doctors at the mercy of hard nosed contractual negotiations by the Secretary of State.
    3,843 of 4,000 Signatures
    Created by Michael Simpson