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Control of purse strings must not curb opinion, says Leather

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:47 pm
by Scally
Twenty-first century public service delivery by charities must not become like eighteenth-century patronage with charities afraid to campaign against their funders, according to the chair of the Charity Commission, Dame Suzi Leather.
http://www.plazapublishing.co.uk/damesuzi.html

The last paragraph is especially

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:59 am
by charles47
The last paragraph is especially interesting, Excalibur, for some groups...

Very interesting article that highlights

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:06 am
by Matt Hill
Very interesting article that highlights some of the challanges that charities like Carers UK face.

Matt

The penultimate paragraph is also

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:17 pm
by Scally
The penultimate paragraph is also interesting. What on earth does she mean by:
[quote]Leather said that while the Commission did not expect charities to have a crystal ball about the course their campaigning activity would take, “we do expect trustees to undertake an assessment of the chances of success before embarkingâ€Â

There's a fine line between

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:38 pm
by charles47
There's a fine line between "tilting at windmills" and "radical campaigning." How do you tell the difference Image

reasonableness test

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:41 am
by Scally
I haven't got the foggiest. If we had:
[quote]“sufficient reasonâ€Â

. Would "votes for women" have

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:32 pm
by Cheril The Peril
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Would "votes for women" have been reasonable? Would the abolition of slavery? Would a carers allowance that is set at the average wage?
mmm could be 200 years from now they will be talking about posthumus medals, and maybe even compensation for the lost revenue/inheritance that governments past, present and future have stolen from our families?

And somebody somewhere wil have made alot of money out of Carers, just like they did out of the slave trade.

Oh for a William Wilberforce to speak in out raged tones for Carers.

I don't see one, do you? Or even an Emily Pankhurst?
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William Wilberforce

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:36 am
by Scally
Well, to be fair it took him thirty years to get anywhere with Parliament and the effort pretty much killed him....plus ce la change, plus ce la meme chose....
(the more things change, the more they stay the same)

Re: William Wilberforce

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:36 am
by Scally
Well, to be fair it took him thirty years to get anywhere with Parliament and the effort pretty much killed him....plus ca change, plus ce la meme chose....
(the more things change, the more they stay the same)

Re: William Wilberforce

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:37 am
by Scally
Well, to be fair it took him thirty years to get anywhere with Parliament and the effort pretty much killed him....plus ca change, plus ce la meme chose....
(the more things change, the more they stay the same)