Cut and pasted from an email from the 38 Degrees team:
Bad news. After more than a year of controversy and debate, the government has got its NHS plans through Parliament. Our petition was read out many times, and there were scores of MPs and Lords who gave a passionate defence of the NHS, but the votes were still lost. 38 Degrees members – along with doctors and nurses’ groups, medical charities and even some politicians – forced through changes and delays. But while there are glimmers of hope, it's still pretty grim. Most medical experts still warn that these changes will do horrible damage to our health service.
An important battle lost. Not a good day for democracy. :(