January 15th, 2014

Union-Backed Labour ‘Charity’ Warned Over Neutrality

The ‘Family and Childcare Trust’, a so-called charity made up of union-backed Labour luvvies, has been warned by the Charity Commission over its surprising inability to remain politically neutral. The Trust’s chief executive Anand Shukla is a former Labour candidate, and it used to be run by Bad Al Campbell’s missus Fiona Millar. By their own admission, this definitely unbiased charity “has worked with Unison to provide support to local campaigning groups against cuts”. Hardly a shock then that the Charity Commission warns that “public perceptions of its independence could have been adversely affected”. They are taking action, confirming to Rob Wilson MP that they will: “contact the charity trustees to raise this issue and provide regulatory advice on the need to maintain the charity’s independence”. Tut, tut.


27 Comments

  1. 1
    Susanne says:

    Another turd left by McMental – he changed the rules & stuffed charities with Labour stormtroopers.

    He has probably signalled the death of charitable giving in the UK – just as well McMental gave these Labour supporting charities unlimited access to taxpayer cash.

    Disgraceful.

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    • 16
      Peter Grimes says:

      Over 50% of this ‘charity’s’ income comes from the DfE yet it spends 30% of its staff budget on fundraising. Who else but the DfE is willing to support this mockery of a charity given its political posturing? Why does the government continue to fund politicking against its aims?

      Another case for Guido’s crosshairs, methinks, like the Smith Institute fake (former) charity!

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  2. 2
    Auntie Duggan says:

    No justice, no peas!

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    • 10
      High School Musical says:

      Hitler was left wing

      I am happy to ready anything to show he wasn’t

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    • 11
      Big Beast Ken says:

      the more immigrants the merrier. the price of underage rentboys has hit rock bottom. at this rate we’ll have to close down the ‘care’ homes, as the cost of petrol to London is now more than a blowjob in Victoria coach station.

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      • 17
        Lady Mangledbum says:

        Oh, can one still get a bj in Victoria Station? I much prefer the Gare du Midi in Brussels or the Gare du Nord in Paris – the boys there are more ‘colourful’ if you understand me.

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        • 20
          Brussel's sprout says:

          Brittan’s BJs for Brittan’s rent boys!

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        • 21
          Rhubarb says:

          A bunch of those more colourful ones nicked my wife’s purse outside Brussels station a few years ago. Got themselves a hifi set at some crooked shop nearby as her card had a photo identity on it so what co*n presented it clearly was not the rightful owner. I do hope the Belgian Visa operation took the shop to the cleaners afterwards.

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  3. 3
    St Francis says:

    Is there one charity, trust or good cause left that is not politically motivated or controlled?

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    • 4
      (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

      I dont think so, but someone may prove us wrong.

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    • 13
      a non says:

      RNLI ?

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      • 15
        Alas the RNLI has succumbed to Filthy Lucre says:

        Almost. But since they have been doing a commercial lifeguard service they are getting more inveigled into local politics and national environmental campaigns.

        Some would argue they should have remained 100% voluntary and I agree with that.

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  4. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Close it down, or pay taxes.

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    • 19
      End the scams says:

      The time has come for all charities to pay tax. Especially the ones which have infested out High Streets with their ‘shops’.

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      • 22
        Rhubarb says:

        … and NO charities should receive a penny from public funds. The liks of Save the Children etc should concentrate their activities in this country and not the countless sh*tholes of the third world.

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  5. 6
    Anonymous says:

    The logo seems a bit of a give away to me…

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  6. 7
    Jailbirds of a feather flock together. says:

    Typhoid Vicky. Wife of Huhne, Girfriend of Macshane and friend of Briscoe.

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  7. 8

    Charity begins at Tone.

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  8. 9
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Political organizations hiding as charities is just another scam the Layabout party uses.

    However, Common Purpose is perhaps the real elephant in the room, and they politicized the civil service and many public sector areas.

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  9. 14
    The BBC are cunts says:

    We receive hundreds of complaints and warnings every day about left wing bias.

    Do as we do: ignore all of them.

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  10. 18
    Koba says:

    Ah, the BBC spouted their manifeston on R4 this morning but failed to mention it was backed by an extremist left wing organisation.

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    • 24
      Rhubarb says:

      If they had dared to even hint at that place across the Channel, their funding would have been stopped by 4pm.

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  11. 25
    Anonymous says:

    matlist on News night was Talking as if Miliband had already been elected in her peace on what he was going to say today.
    They have been promoting the regions bigtime since about November, so expect them to stop using the word England anytime soon to appease their immigrant workforce.

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  12. 26
    Brilliant debate says:

    Ah. Lovely. Warms me cockles when I see so much vitriol directed at charities and away from loving billionaires who fiddle while you all burn Rome. I do so hope you are all part of the conspiracy and have third homes in the Bahamas because otherwise I’d advise you go for an eye test. Likely to find severe wool infestation.

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  13. 27
    M­a­q­bo­ul says:

    penis

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