June 10th, 2014

Oxfam Reported to Charity Commission

Tory MP Conor Burns is off on one over the latest tedious Oxfam campaign, reporting the international poverty charity to the Charity Commission for their nakedly political, domestic trolling today:

To be honest, this is probably what they wanted – going down the shock PR route so loved by Save the Children and the green lobby. Who cares what the statistics show when you’ve got photoshop?

When Oxfam is not swanning around Davos, pouring charitable giving down the drain, they are resorting to cheap electioneering. Whatever happened to actual poverty?

Pity to see such a once respected charitable brand sell out. 


187 Comments

  1. 1
    Tachybaptus says:

    Are there any reliable figures on how much of the money given to Oxfam, Save the Children and the other big charities actually gets through to the people they are supposed to be helping?

  2. 2
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    They’ve gone the way of the RSPCA, infiltrated by champagne socialists.

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    How much does this useless fucking Tory govt give them each year to spew out propaganda ?

  4. 4
    Steve Miliband says:

    Zero hour contracts as introduced and used by labour

    High Prices? of what?

    Benefit cuts? So you are better off working

    Unemployment is falling

    Lib Dems blocked childcare reforms that would have made it cheaper

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  6. 6

    Who knew Belize had a problem with illegal fishing, serious enough to warrant EU sanctions ?

    http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-304_en.htm

    More fish-suppers for Lord Ashcroft methinks.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  7. 7
    Ed Miliband's Parasite Party (for shirkers, not workers) says:

    There IS poverty in Britain! Throughout the country, many hard-lazing Labour voters – in a clear breach of their human rights – are having to decide between an Xbox One or a Playstation 4. This is the sickening reality for many hard-lazing people in Britain today, suffering under the Evil Tory cost of living crisis.

    Under a Labour government, our hard-lazing supporters would earn enough bennies to pay for both Xbox One AND a PS4.

    Shame on the Tory scum!

  8. 8
    NBeale says:

    Oxfam’s blatant politicisation is a disgrace. They also spend far too much on themselves.

  9. 9
    THE RAT says:

    Labours fault, blah blah blah

    Tories support the poor and unemployed.

    Paul get in the real world.

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    As we have said many times “never let the truth get in the way of a good story”

  11. 11
    Hypocrite's all together says:

    Don’t see what the complaint is about, charity has become big business, time all these big charities were investigated, tv advertising, share holdings and how much do the big bosses get paid and why aren’t they charged local business rates in shopping centres which they seem to be the only ones who can afford to be there.

  12. 12
    nell says:

    What percentage of their donations are used for tackling poverty and what percentage goes in fancy london offices, fancy salaries,company cars and unnecessary trips to conferences like davos?

    I no longer give to these sort of ‘charities’ they are nothing more than a corrupt leftwing gravy train for a select bunch of employees looking for the high life.

    There are lots of good causes out there who make better use of donations.

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Lets campaign for austerity in the Oxfam boardroom under the slogan ‘less is more’.

  14. 14
    N Raged says:

    “Pity to see such a once respected charitable brand sell out. ”

    I can remember Oxfam being like this in the 1980s, I stopped supporting them then and their ethos has not changed. They long ceased to be about famine relief, but instead involving themselves in overt politics.

    Don’t get dewy-eyed about this bunch of Leftists, their “good intentions” disappeared at the sametime as the Co-Op’s.

  15. 15
    White rabbit says:

    Blair and Brown’s work.

  16. 16
    dr no says:

    they make it up as they go along,but the public still give them cash.

    we need a bill through parliament to make each charity show administration costs etc .

    british charities are the next big scandal.

  17. 17
      says:

    Seems like an odd policy to alienate well-off Tory voters, who are probably more likely to have the spare cash to donate to charities.

  18. 18

    Many Happy returns to Juliet Samuel for today.

    Think she is 28?

    If she happens to see this: Don’t worry! I will save you from that Mad Frankie Haddock, Son of Cod, and Codfather of Soul!

    (It is a hard job being a gentleman but someone has to do it. :-) )

  19. 19
    Stepney says:

    And if you’re interested they’ve got a mind-bendingly subsidised canteen for the ‘workers’ and you can’t get a parking space in their monster car park for love nor money, mainly because of all the 4×4 BMWs and Audis.

    Poverty? Not in fking Cowley there isn’t.

  20. 20
    Col Ripper of Braintree says:

    How about
    White families forced to move home
    white families receiving third world health care
    10% of families without a Range Rover##Give generously our CEO needs another solid gold bog in his office
    OXFAM the charity that keeps on stealing

  21. 21
    Socialism is theft says:

    What part of this do they not understand?

    http://www.nationaldebtclock.co.uk/

  22. 22
    Ed Miliband says:

    Most things have high prices today, and I think that’s quite shocking. This out-of-touch Tory government seem to neither care nor understand that British people regularly have to spend £30 £300 £3 quite a lot on their weekly shopping because of the cost of living crisis.

    I know exactly how the hard-pressed British people feel, so an incoming Labour government will not only freeze the price of everyday items such as the champagne I like, but make all expensive things much cheaper. All expensive things except the houses near where I live, because I don’t want the riff-raff moving in.

  23. 23
    Alf Rican says:

    Just stop giving to Oxfam. Starve them of funds.

  24. 24
    táxpáyér says:

    I’d guess the oxfam fake charity board are on a nice whack too.

  25. 25
    NGOs are NOT Charities says:

    Was talking to a collector working the streets for WWF, A genuine chap slogging his guts out. He could not see that he was being exploited by an elite in an ivory tower being paid six figure salaries for what are effectively political campaigns. I wonder how much of my 50p reached Africa?

  26. 26
    Hadley "Screaming Banshee" Freemann says:

    He is another white male. Hear me roar.

    I am now a sports writer, yes, smash the patriarchy and I get a holiday in Brazil.

    My next piece – which team strip has the nicest colours? Also why we need to modernise football to give #equalgoals to women players – it’s sexist patriarchy that all of the goals in the last world cup were scored by men and even worse a lot of them were white men too. Intersectionality. Abortion rights.

    Trigger warning. Trigger warning.

    Sexist. Some men are saying the young Brazilian women are attractive. That is part of r.a.p.e culture – it is wrong and sexist for a man to admit to preferring a young or beautiful women. Men and women are always identical (except the areas women are better in) and anything being made for women such as toys for girls or “3” having a “wag area” in their stores – outrageously implying that women aren’t exactly as interested as football as all men (this is a #hatefact and must be challenged) – is sexist and we will campaigning on twitter until we get our way.

    You’re all racists.

  27. 27
    The Guardian, BBC etc. says:

    Not to mention £14.3 Billion of Efficiency Savings TORY CUTS

  28. 28
    táxpáyér says:

    End the tax break for charities.

  29. 29
    Anon says:

    …Sad to say most charities are a money making con, but the goodness of people is boundless and taken advantage of!..Some of the health charities have no intention of finding a cure for whatever disease they are promoting because the money would stop!
    … A large amount of people give their money so the few at the top of the charity can live a well payed life!

  30. 30
    Wah wah pedal says:

    Bloody good job and the Church of England should be next.

  31. 31
    táxpáyér says:

    People who describe themselves as ethical are very often trying to over-compensate for a weakness.

  32. 32
    Gordan Brown when in power says:

    I changed the charity rules so the tories can be shitted on for cleaning up the mess.

    I introduced Incapacity Assessments for the tories to clean up. Your idiot Duncan Shit does not get it.

  33. 33
    Organised Labour says:

    Zero hour contracts for many are the best thing since sliced bread. But the leftists do not want to admit it.

  34. 34
    Woodenfish says:

    They can’t even spell. It should be “Zero Hours Contracts”, with an “s”. “Zero Hour” means something completely different. Vote UKIP!

  35. 35
    Chumps says:
  36. 36
    Socialists are full of shit says:

    Well unless all these Immigrant workers and shirkers live in a parallel universe economy to ours how can they not be associated by the British public with the rise in unemployment and poverty in this country?
    The left are playing a dangerous game by talking down the economy and making things sound much worse than they are.
    If immigration is good for the country then why are things so fucking bad?
    The left can’t have it all ways.

  37. 37
    Jimmy says:

    Are you on a zero hour contract…no, thought not.

    So fuck off!

  38. 38
    domino says:

    If A gives B money to lobby A ..where does the Charity Part come in?

  39. 39
    Multi Skilled Enricher says:

    BEEEEG EEESSSUUUUUU….

  40. 40
    An IT freelancer says:

    That rings true. I did some work for a charity in Wembley about 6 years ago, its purpose was to alleviate ‘poverty’ among ‘communities’ (you know who I mean) in London.

    The offices were kitted out like a Swiss bank, luxury furniture, an enormous fully-fitted kitchen/dining area, a rest and relaxation lounge on the top floor with luxury sofas and a huge TV with surround-sound. And the (gated) carpark was indeed full of BMW and Mercedes 4x4s

    Not Oxfam, but I’m beginning to think they might all be like it.

  41. 41
    NSDAP says:

    + lots!

  42. 42
    Jen The Blue says:

    Most charities these days are just leftist gravy trains for their employees.

    I long since since gave up supporting the NSPCC. OXFAM is clearly a disgrace and the RSPCA has been taken over by animal rights loons.

  43. 43
    WTF is a Charity? says:

    Lets face it most political activists have switched onto the fact that Charities are trusted and politicians are distrusted.

    So many of them have now moved over to the poorly regulated charity sector with its blurred demarcation lines and tax free status. I can’t think of one NGO that is not politically motivated, extremely wasteful and employs the BBC excuse that six figure salaries are necessary to get the best for the jobs.

    I present you, Tony Blair, David Miliband and Gordon Brown.

  44. 44
    The trinity says:

    Every Socialist leader needs an Abbott and Umunna.

  45. 45
    The Labour Party says:

    There were no Zero-Hours contracts in the UK under Labour. We did not allow the public sector to hire anyone on zero hours contracts. We’re not sure how most zero-hours contracts are in the public sector. Probably something to do with Thatcher.

    We’d also like to point out that there were no Payday loan companies in Britain while we were in power, either.

  46. 46
  47. 47
    Casual Observer 2 says:

    Meanwhile Tosser Dave is prattling about “British Values”

    What about your legalisation of bumsex marriage?

    What about the corruption in the HoC? Etc. Etc.

    Fuck off you useless posing ConLibLabbing bastard.

  48. 48
    Fishy says:

    Child poverty increased under Labour and has gone down under the Tories.

    That said, there is no need for any child to be poverty in the UK. i.e. There is no poverty.

  49. 49
    Hell Igan says:

    Why is a Cornish tourist attraction that creates the Brazilian jungle in a clay pit given tax free charity status?

    I wager the Brazilians would not give a tourist park in Brazil made up to look like a Cornish clay pit tax free status

  50. 50
    Cider drinker says:

    Dont start me off on the Charity Commission. Remember pre 2k when we were told hospitals would be in chaos , planes would fall out of the sky etc etc ? The good old Charity Commission in Taunton threw everything out and replaced with new. Comps , servers , printers , monitors the whole works (it is fact , i delivered all the new kit). Some nice company BMW’s still grace the car park every day as well………..

  51. 51
    Socialists are full of shit says:

    Oxfam and save the children adverts confirm some peoples prejudices that bl*ck people are overall pretty useless at running things for themselves.
    If a bl*ck person in Africa can’t stop a donkey pissing in his villages only water source how can a bl*ck person in Britain be trusted to run a bank?
    That is the message many see in just one of their adverts.
    These lefty wankers do more harm than good.

  52. 52
    Old Nick Heavenly says:

    Al-Qaeda seizes Iraq’s third-largest city as terrified residents flee

  53. 53
    Dave says:

    British jobs for EU workers

  54. 54
    Bullshit Watch says:

    Fucking bullshit!

    Just looked on Google map with the little yellow man and can’t see a single 4×4 in the Oxfam carpark!

  55. 55
    Fishy says:

    Yes it’s utterly disgraceful. Poverty and lack of equality will do for the evil Tories

    Those poor soles on Benefit Street had to put up with an iPhone 4s when rich people had got their hands on an iPhone 5.

    Itth the cotht of keeping up cwithith.

  56. 56
    domino says:

    Calder Valley Homeless Duck (and minerals) Charity AGM

    Sandals Resort, Antigua 2nd – 25th July 2014 : Join us at our AGM at the luxurious Sandals resort as we discuss the year ahead and plans for the Todmorden Duck Rescue centre, enjoy the splendour of sailing around the
    Caribbean to Ft Lauderdale and join in the many activities.

    Special Guests: Rihanna : The Osmonds.

  57. 57
    anon says:

    I gave up giving to “charadies” a long time ago, unfortunately the government does it on my behalf -even if I find the charity objectionable apparently the gov knows better.

  58. 58
    Don't get me started on the UN says:

    Look at those brand spanking new, pristine UN lorries in the back ground.

    The UN is the biggest gravy train scam and unregulated handout of All time.

  59. 59
    Arnie Graf says:

    We need to talk.

  60. 60
    Even a worm can turn says:

    British benefits for the Third world.

  61. 61
    Old Nick Heavenly says:

    Merkel warns Cameron: Don’t threaten me with exit over Juncker

  62. 62
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Oh yes they can, and they often do.
    Dont forget, one mans thick hypocritical camp follower is another mans committed Labour voter.

  63. 63
    White rabbit says:

    This rightist thinks they’re shit.

  64. 64
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Nothing but they are exempt from corporation tax.

  65. 65
    Bert says:

    When I was accosted and importuned by a chugger outside a supermarket I told her the government had got all my money and she should apply to them.

    Looks like that advice has been taken up more generally.

  66. 66
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    No idea as it’s a coalition government.
    But still a lot less than the £1billion that Labour was spending on advertising in it’s final term. Many of their media friends were also benefiting from all that lovely tax payer funded advertising revenue of course.

  67. 67
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    On Skype?

  68. 68
    Bert says:

    People who describe themselves as ethical are very often trying to over-compensate for a weakness liars.

    FIFY 8-)

  69. 69
    Boris gets his tackle out says:

  70. 70
    Dave is a Total Cnut says:

    Financed by additional Debt — funded by foreigners from the Third World.

  71. 71
    Perfect_Storm_in_Teacups says:

    Talking about perfect storms the Met office last night said the SE would have showers all day. So far not one has appeared.
    Is their recruiting nowadays based on academic ability or just the ability to sit out in the sun?

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    NGOs? I hate the twats says:

    Saw the waste first hand in the Sri Lanka Tsunami. Most of the hotels were empty because the tourists had been scared off. The NGOs had so much money that they were having to turn it away.

    So what did they do. They bribed all the local officials for building plots and put up shanty towns and shunted the homeless in.

    Meanwhile the hotels stood empty and loosing money.

    But they had to be seen to be doing something so rather than do the bleeding obvious and sensible thing and pay to put the homeless in the hotels they went ahead with their squalid camps.

  74. 74
    Sir Dave De-void of Credibility says:

    Nothing to say here

  75. 75

    If you want to help people in the Third World then use something like Kiva where the money is loaned (and so can be re-used) to help people help themselves and you can decide separately to give directly to the organisation.

    I wouldn’t give Oxfam a pair of unwashed socks these days.

  76. 76
    Dangerous Brian says:

    A perfectly valid point, well made, but obviously you are a racist xenophobe with homophobic islamaphobic inclinations and not the well balanced normal human being you come accross as in your comment.

  77. 77
    UKIP Voter says:

    Merkel is too busy listening to ABBA to hear the Sex Pistols music outside.

  78. 78
    Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t that Damien McBride chap work for Oxfam these days?

  79. 79
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Oxfam are all part of Labour’s government in exile.

    Big charities are great for spouting anti-Tory bullshit and getting Labour’s media friends to relay the message for them.

    Charities can appear impartial and objective with no obvious motive, but many are actually run by Left wing politicos with a specific political agenda.

  80. 80

    What’s wrong with “zero hour” contracts? They fulfill a need for both business and those that do not want full time employment.

    Abolish zero hour contracts and you will abolish the jobs that go with them.

  81. 81
    More Money says:

    So we see here three well fed people one flown in from New York, Lorries that Eddie Stobbart would die for, all loaded with cargos. What is it they want?

  82. 82

    And do you think Miliband will be sleeping in a tent while he’s out there poncing around for the twitterati?

  83. 83
    Chancellor Frau Merkin says:

    Junket and the Fourth Reich will succeed, whereas the Junkers Ju 88 and Third Reich failed.

    Why — because of your Dave and his fellow ConLibLab traitors

  84. 84
    Michael Gove says:

    Girls Who Squat: Before And After http://fml-star.net/girls-who-squat-before-and-after-4

  85. 85
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Its based on the ability to scaremonger about man made climate change and its dire consequences whilst keeping a straight face, knowing you are earning 60 or 70 k for spouting spurious left wing sponsored bull sh*t.

  86. 86
    JadedJean22 says:

    Quite!

    Just remember how Herrnstein and Murray’s book “The Bell Curve” by the liberal left in the US in the 70s. These two eminent scientists were in fact labelled as racists ignoring the fact that one of them is J’ewish.

    Not accepting that there are differences in cognitive ability between races can be considered more racist if the group with a lower IQ is not recognised as being so.

    The ability to recognise such differences is a measure of intelligence. The ability to discriminate well is a measure of intelligence.

    Which group has benefitted the most from the relentless drive for equalitarianism and racial equality through the pernicious use of Political Correctness.

  87. 87
    Anonymous says:

    The most successful modern day revolution in Africa has been the mobile phone system and not one bit of it came from aid.

    It was something they needed, wanted and it now supports all forms of industry and business in Africa,

    Meanwhile the condescending NGOs try to keep them in poverty.

  88. 88
    MrNedward says:

    Probably 2p.

    The problem they face is the fact that the change in global demographics and investment in areas previously beset by poverty are making global poverty, that is REAL poverty, shrink. There are billions of fewer people in absolute poverty than 30 years ago. What may appear to be a very small increase in per captia wealth at the bottom end of the wealth scale, makes a massive difference proportionately to the lives of those affected. People who once had to walk 20 miles with their goods to the closest market, now have bicycles and can travel to three markets per week instead. Relative poverty is in massive decline.

    There is no real poverty in the UK. There are people who make very poor spending decisions and then cannot manage their budgets, or people who get themselves into too much debt to facilitate poor spending decisions, then cannot manage their budget, but no real poverty.

  89. 89
    UKIP Voter says:

    Lefties you notice do bugger all for free.
    They have to be rewarded with a wage or a gong free publicity for their book or latest record.
    They’ve even turned the noble act of charity into a full time career for themselves.
    What a bunch of wankers.

  90. 90

    Righties v Oxfam

    So hard to pick a side here.

  91. 91
    MrNedward says:

    It is an investment strategy based on lazy corrupt corporatism. It is too difficult to get loads of middle class people to voluntarily give, so they hope that by getting labour in, that a labour government would increase taxes on those who will not give voluntarily, so the state can bung more money their way.

  92. 92
    The Thick of It says:

    The BBC Evil Empire of Fifth Columnists took the side of the Muslim infiltrators again on their One o’clock News lead story today by:

    a) Calling a proven act: “so-called” (Trojan Horse episode)

    and

    b) Interviewing one Muslim parent against the infiltration and FOUR Muslims in favour of it including misleading information comparing a state school to a Catholic faith school

    Time to close down this anti-British, manipulative & subversive organisation and protect our nation

  93. 93
    Bosun Higgs says:

    The only international charities we need are the Red Cross/RedCrescent/Red Shield, who do stuff where it’s needed, Amnesty International, Christian Aid, CAFOD and possibly some Islamic relief charities.

  94. 94
    Glott Allstop says:

    They make an industry out of poverty and have a vested interest in trying to find new forms of poverty. In today’s world fat people with iphones, free housing and healthcare count as “poor” for these poverty professionals.

  95. 95
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    If they’re pulling stunts like this, why not?
    Same as the BBC, if they want to share specific political dogma, let them pay for the privilege out of their own cash and mark up their preferences for people to be able to choose if they want to patronise.

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    Always interesting to look at the numbers. Half of Oxfam revenue came from Governments. Direct fund raising fell last year from £130m to £111m, but of the £111m, £12m was legacies and £11m from Govt departments. So fund raising brought in net £88m against total acquisition cost of £23m (some of this will accrue to other funding I assume). 26p to raise £1. The 74p left from each £1 then has to pay admin costs, and help address the pension deficit, currently £28m. I guess with falling income/rising costs, more noise hides less action.

  97. 97
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    But you know there is a money tree- all socialists know this!

  98. 98
    Socialists are full of shit says:

    Still here jim I thought a good socialist like you would have sold all you worldly goods and fucked off to Africa to help people in REAL poverty.

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

    With the BBC, “so-called” is shorthand for “as directed by the Labour Party spin doctors”, as in “the so-called Bedroom Tax”

  100. 100
    SIZE 15 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    That tackle must have gained Boris thousands of votes !

  101. 101
    The Last Conservative at the party says:

    All you need to know is in the phrase ‘charity brand’. Charity has just become another career option for the worried well off to to tell the rest of us how awful we are for not caring about the poor. Not one of the major chartities can give you a plan that will see the end of their organisation, they are like the poor with us forever. The welfare state was meant to end poverty here but has in fact enshrined it as way of life, I suspect the same of charities working aboard.

    Wealth creation, social mobility and open markets are the only way to end poverty (you might also want to curb population growth as it lowers productivty gains delivered by technology and imposes more resource demands at the same time).

  102. 102
    JH32984923-035 says:

    Look at the wording. You can just hear the gears going round… hmmm, we want to say ‘cost of living crisis’ and ‘bedroom tax’, but let’s say it a slighhhtly different way to head off the evil right wing.

  103. 103
    Correctamundo says:

    Bailing them out or just giving them more benefits or free food is just enabling their bad choices and locking them into poverty. We should spend the money on educating them.

    Mind you, Labour prefer their client base to be poor, dependent on the state and uneducated.

  104. 104
    SIZE 15 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Is there problem with the letter ‘a’ on your keyboard or are you living in fear of the word BLACK?

  105. 105
    When says:

    If it was down to the image that OXFAM portray themselves in, then as you suggest by your sarcasm then Oxfam would be picked every time.

    Charities in the UK are still trusted and most certainly wrongly so and of course politicians are no trusted.

    The Left realised this many years ago and so began their infiltration of the charity sector which until then had been mainly philanthropic and Christian in its ideals.

    The public are though, beginning to wake up and take note that their local charity shop is in fact part of a vast £ multi million empire, with its directors earning unimaginable amounts of money and they are highly active in politics nearly always of the left.

    So James it is a case of when but not if, that these Lefty NGOs will be exposed for the charlatans that they are and shunned by the public.

  106. 106
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    Give only to real local causes.

  107. 107
    Good post says:

    +1

  108. 108
    Conor Burns says:

    British cocks for British arseholes.

  109. 109
    Mathematician says:

    But when you define poverty as a percentage, statistically you can never eradicate it.

  110. 110
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Those British Values in full:

    1. Anyone is welcome. Just walk right in. Got a little conviction for t3rrorism? Oh, don’t worry – after all, it’s your ‘uman rites, innit?
    2. Not a Chr1stian? Fine – just put up a m0sque where you want. If anyone objects, we’ll smear ‘em as waycists.
    3. All indigenous white British people are, de facto, waycists.
    4. Our national dish is Chicken Tikka Marsala. If anyone claims it’s fish’n’chips, they’re a waycist.
    5. Our National Anthem is “Allah, Save our Gracious Imam.” If anyone objects, they’re waycist, too.
    5. We live way beyond our means and haven’t a hope of paying it back. Ah, so what?
    6. As 5, plus another 10% per annum.

    This statement is available in Urdu, Bengali, Arabic, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Tagalog etc.

  111. 111
    Little Yellow Man says:

    Waaaaaaaaaaacist!

  112. 112
    john in cheshire says:

    The more appropriate question is how much did the previous Labour government give to fake charities. In 2012, the Libertarian Alliance blog, together with the then Devil’s Kitchen blog, identified something like 27,000 charities that were dependent upon the government for 75% of their funding. Interestingly, the Institute of Economic Affairs apparently produced a report on this matter, but the link to it no longer works. In addition, in 2013, the Orphans of Liberty blog defined a fake charity as one which derived at least 10% of its funding from government. Oxfam falls into this category; or it did about 2 years ago and I haven’t seen any reports that the government has ceased payments to the likes of Oxfam. And if you care to look at the list of charities that OoL provide, it’s shocking that all the big names are there. So, why are people still giving these parasites their money and more importantly, why are we allowing the government to give them money which they then use to issue propaganda so that the money train keeps rolling?

  113. 113
    Stepney says:

    Well I’m looking out of the window right now and I can see 5 from here but you have google so I guess you must be right.

  114. 114
    Bill d'Sarse says:

    Slightly off topic but the racists bit got me thinking.

    As with Godwin’s Law, asserting that “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches ​ that is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Hitler or Nazism. We now have the assertion that a similar scenario will be reached with regard to one proponent asserting the other is a racist in order to win the argument or further their cause in a discussion.

    As Sep Blatter has just accused all those who are opposed to the awarding of the world cup to Qatar as racists (when the evidence of corruption is there for all to see), I propose that we now refer to this and future similar situations regarding unwarranted accusations of racism as Blatter Law.

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    Dacre's Wail says:

    All of them – Greenpeace, WWF, Oxfam, Friends of the Earth, etc – should be stripped of their charitable status with immediate effect. These groups have morphed from charities into highly politicized organisations. Why those allegedly on the right of politics continue to suffer them is downright baffling. Wasn’t it New Zealand which stripped Greenpeace of its charitable status not too long ago? By all means let these NGO groups continue their activities but not as apolitical charities. They are clearly nothing of the kind.

  116. 116
    Say what you will says:

    All down to tribes Jimmy, just like football including the big money, your tribe wins this term and the other tribes wins the next term, so long as the players haven’t been found out and skeletons remain in the cupboards nothing will change, your just as much a loser as we are, the only difference we found out, you haven’t because your so brainwashed, thinking for yourself Jimmy, is better than following the tribes.

  117. 117
    White rabbit says:

    They say it takes miles for an ocean liner to stop or change direction.

  118. 118
    jgm2 says:

    Not one of the major chartities can give you a plan that will see the end of their organisation,

    True that.

    My missus does some work for a charity. They’re very concerned that their gig is winding up as a result of medical advances in (that particular field). You’d think they’d be fucking delighted. But they’re not.

  119. 119
    Raptor says:

    In an earlier budget, George Osborne tried to limit the amount of tax-relief people could claim on their donations to charities — many of which are obviously fake, and set up to benefit friends and relations of the donor.

    He was howled at by a mob of self-interested parties, and by people who should know better, such as most of the Tory press.

    The reform was abandoned, and the gravy-train chugs on, at the taxpayers’ expense.

  120. 120
    jgm2 says:

    The RSPCA now exists solely to garner contributions for the employees pension funds and salaries.

    They spend a fortune prosecuting confused elderly and borderline alzheimers folk for ‘mistreating’ animals rather than just rescuing the fucking animals. Wandering around the place like some toy-town police force. I wouldn’t piss on the c*unts if they were on fire. Not unless I’d drank a couple of pints of petrol first.

  121. 121
    xplod says:

    Said it before, and no doubt will say it for evermore, ad nauseam, but you’ll never hear any of these fake charities say “Our work here is done”.

  122. 122
    Jack Ketch. says:

    Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, give him a fishing rod and he will use it for firewood.

  123. 123
    Success is extinction says:

    Quite. A Charity’s aim should be to makes itself redundant.

  124. 124
    jgm2 says:

    How that 10% is calculated though. Are they calculating the tax relief that charities can claim on donations? In which case practically every charity will be receiving more than 10% from the tax-payer.

    But your main point holds. ‘Charity’ is just another ‘career’ for the soft-handed, professionally concerned bedwetters. All aspiring to a six-figure salary on the board of some ‘redistribution’ mechanism funded by the tax-payer.

  125. 125
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    Are you ever going to try and back up one of your p!ss poor points or are you just going to fcuk off and ignore us every time you’re proved wrong?

    Now hand the brain cell back to moussa so he can make a fukwitted comment.

  126. 126
    Jack Ketch. says:

    “Zero-hour contracts”? Isn’t that what we used to call “casual work”?

  127. 127

    It is human nature, I guess. that when lotsamoney is rolling in, some geezers find ways of rolling it into their pockets. A do gooder is doing good for themselves,innit?

  128. 128

    trougher Hunts the labour lovin shits you are fucking history. vote for u-kip time to send the beardies home to their third world shit holes.

  129. 129
    MrNedward says:

    So you delivered the new kit. Interesting. You never audited and tested the old kit, which failed extensive Y2K testing, then?

    I was involved in actually testing many corporate systems pre Y2K. Lots of kit passed testing and those which could be economically repaired with software patches were repaired and those which failed were thrown out and replaced. I am certain that lots of organisations did use it as an excuse to get themselves lots of shiny new kit, but there genuinely a lot of failures within many critical systems, which were found and remedied before the new year arrived. the fact that planes did not fall from the skies, banks worked and utilities kept functioning showed that the global effort to fix the problem worked.

  130. 130
    JH32984923-035 says:

    Oh come on now, the NGOs inject a lot of money in to those local economies through prostitution – much of it with children.

  131. 131
    Rob says:

    Fucking glorious at the moment in EC2. About as much chance of rain as Marxfam supporting the free market.

  132. 132

    British Brainwashing Corp

  133. 133
    Con-merchants says:

    We have a lot to learn from FIFA.

  134. 134
    Anonymous says:

    Give a man a Bank and we will bail him out over and over again.

  135. 135
    Socialists are full of shit says:

    I thought black was one of those words that triggered the modbot

  136. 136
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Missing the point as usual Jimmy.

    It’s righties versus lefties. That is what the article is pointing out.

    Lefties cloaking themselves in a “respectable” charity but still acting in blatantly politically partisan way, are still fvcking lefties!!

  137. 137
    Hard of hearing says:

    WTF is Boko Haram when you need them?

  138. 138
    Ann, the poverty stricken accounts clerk says:

    Judging by their little placards, acting lessons?

  139. 139
    Ann, the poverty stricken accounts clerk says:

    It is the fees, charges, commission and other considerations along the way. Just like a bank operates when it tries to sell you unit trusts.

  140. 140
    Ann, the poverty stricken accounts clerk says:

    But these are the extra special animal rights loons who would haul a granny to court for leaving her cat out all night whilst totally ignoring the barbaric practices just along the road at the muzzy slaughter house.

  141. 141
    Windows cleaners R Us says:

    Yes, maybe, you brilliant fellow – but just recall it was the idiot software writers who all thought the end of the world would come on 1.1.2000, so there was never a thought about installing an indefinite forward date. No wonder all the foreigners got our IT jobs.

  142. 142
    Ann,the poverty stricken accounts clerk says:

    Just like 99% of the useless Qangos then. Do we have to wait for 5 November before we can enjoy the long anticipated bonfire? Dave’s last chance before the election to do something useful for a change!

  143. 143
    Ann,the poverty stricken accounts clerk says:

    .. and now kindly explain where you got that extra 5. from… The accounts dept is alert to this sort of jiggery-pokery…

  144. 144
    side show bob in diversity says:

    those in poverty are just a job away from prosperity

  145. 145
    side show bob in diversity says:

    +1 preferably via Karachi airport

  146. 146
    cheche says:

    Mean while as Islamic extremists take over our schools I’ve decided to put 5p on a plastic bag

    Toodle Pip

  147. 147
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    There is discarded afterbirth that can argue a point in a more cognisant manner than Jimmy.

  148. 148
    Corby says:

    Good point. These charities are self perpetuating.

  149. 149

    The premise of your argument being that Oxfam only started criticising the government in 2010.

    Is that it?

  150. 150
    Mornington Crescent says:

    It’s a shame the fucking Treasury wasn’t doing the same between ’97-2010.

  151. 151
    Vote UKIP get Labour says:

    This is why people hate you anonymous guy. Why is the BBC the only news outlet that calls the Spare room Subsidy exactly what it is?

  152. 152
    Vote UKIP get Labour says:

    Also we are getting to the point and in a way I’m glad because it’s helping UKIP out no end is the reverse racism card.

    People saying I’m not racist before saying a statement that isn’t racist to prevent.

    It has also led, and I sigh every-time I hear someone say this because it just simply is not true – We cannot call ourselves in English in our Own Country.

    I mean honestly as a country we need to start using a brains, not using them got us into a bit of of an overcrowded pickle and with about 50% of laws being dictated to us by a foreign entity.

  153. 153
    A common sense tory says:

    I think the issue is more round business using it to get around some of Labours and the EUs more difficult employment law that the Lib Dems have not allowed David Cameron to revoke.

  154. 154
    A common sense tory says:

    What good would that do exactly, aside from to serve to split the country further. All you would do is give Labour free ammunition to take our votes.

    Most of these ‘charities’ are still seen as such by most of the people in the country. Better to give them the space to mouth of and challenge it using logic and figures.

    Don’t be morons.

  155. 155
    Socialism = Starvation says:

    ‘The Oxford Committee for Famine Relief’ sounded pompous then, it sounds pompous now. Where is the famine?

  156. 156
    Midlands puzzle says:

    What’s the difference between Mosul and Birmingham? They are both second cities and appear to offer unrivalled training opportunities.

  157. 157
    Aida Nuff says:

    We know Dave. It’s all an act.

  158. 158
    Aida Nuff says:

    Dave meant Brussels values.

  159. 159
    Robert Mugabe's brother. says:

    When you put it like that, there is precious little difference between the charity’s directors and third World despots, such as my brother.

  160. 160
    Aida Nuff says:

    Islamic separatists.

  161. 161
    Anonymous says:

    I stopped buying from their shops when they filled the windows with climate change propaganda.

  162. 162
    Progressive wanker says:

    They have to file accounts with the charities commission, which gives some insight into how much money gets spent on good causes v running the business. Sorry, charity.

    Same applies to the Church of England.
    Trade unions also have to file accounts (not with charities commission).

    Union accounts are even more disturbing than those of charities.

  163. 163
    HACAN says:

    Press Release;
    OXFAM are proud to partner Heathrow Airport Holdings in a £70,000,000 sponsorship deal.
    OXFAM support the GENOCIDE of Heathrow Villagers by supporting airport expansion, the destruction of our community and the removal of thousands of Britons from Longford, Sipson and Harmondsworth. Harlington will be between two flightpaths and will be uninhabitable.
    Heathrow is the biggest polluter in London and OXFAM use man made climate change to scaremonger. OXFAM are hypocritical scumbags.
    Stick a new hub airport on top of Cowley, Oxford.

  164. 164
    Anonymous says:

    Once you are old enough to have seen the cycle repeat itself several times, you realise that the starving babies on the TV keep turning up because they live in places which for various reasons cannot sustain a population. As soon as one generation is saved from starvation by first world money, they immediately breed another.

    Whether the root cause is corrupt politicians, lack of natural resources or plain simple ineptitude, it is never addressed. Perhaps this is because the well paid charity execs which abound would find themselves out of a job and unemployable if this ever happened.

  165. 165
    Anonymous says:

    The computer models they use for climate change are the same ones they use for weather forecasting, apparently the “accuracy” of the weather forecasts validates their ability to predict climate change.

    Strangely they don’t seem to spot the problem that their weather forecasts aren’t very accurate. If you make the forecasts vague enough and apply huge allowances for errors, it all works out on paper.

  166. 166
    Anonymous says:

    Same places it’s always been, third world shitholes where the population would have died out years ago if they didn’t keep shipping in free food.

  167. 167
    Sqeezing Pimples says:

    Loved it last night when two youths spoke about a secular school with Trojan Islamists infecting the schools. Asked by a reporter why it was okay to preach Islam and what it meant one youth said girls and boys are not allowed to be together in accordance with Muslim faith when a youth cut in and said “this us a secular school not an Islamic school,” at which the first youth looked so uncomfortable thus proving the facts that Islam is preaching in secular schools which is meant to be faith free.

  168. 168
    Anonymous says:

    People who describe themselves as ethical are very often very well off lefties.

  169. 169
    RichUpNorth says:

    Well, that wasn’t the cast list in The Perfect Storm that I saw at the flicks.
    Has there been a remake?

  170. 170
    Common Purpose says:

    We march on through the institutions, the media, the charities, the Catholic and Anglican churches, the Labour, LibDem and Conservative parties…

  171. 171
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK SON OF COD AND CODFATHER OF SOLE says:

    We spunk away 11 billion quids of our hard earned on these wasters , so they can go on foreign jollies and dont have to get a real job

    Lets see the wage bills and expense accounts

  172. 172
    Student looking for a role. says:

    I once applied for a job at Oxfam, but they said I was too principled.

  173. 173
    Joe Soap. says:

    English and promotion lessons should be on their curriculum.

  174. 174
    Anonymous says:

    If a charity can afford a TV advert then it doesn’t need my money.

  175. 175
    parisclaims says:

    http://www.snouts-in-the-trough.com/archives/9662

    This could give an indication

  176. 176
    Give 'til it hurts says:

    Back in the 1950s, this particular “Charity” was supplying radar to African rebels, presumably clandestinely on behalf of the UK Government that couldn’t then be seen to dabbling in Countries it had no place to do. Today, of course, we foment civil wars, arm the terrorists or rebels or freedom fighters or Government: pick the term appropriate to the progress “our” side is making towards seizing power as in Syria. Of course, when it goes tits up for the insurrection, Haig starts looking at his nails whilst his civil service briefs the BBC about Beer Barrel bombs being dropped from helicopters on civilian areas. Presumably they would get really pissed off if The Government Forces dropped anti-personnel ordnance. I note it has gone quiet so we can take it that the rebels have moved out of the “civilian areas” and legged it.

  177. 177
    Sqeezing Pimples says:

    The RSPCA will never say a word about the huge amount of cruelty suffered by millions of animals each day by being slaughtered by Halal Nd Kosher killing without prestunning. Halal and Kosher slaughter can be undertaken with prestunning but the RSPCA refuse to tackle the agony of unstunned throat cutting animal slaughter. The same goes for the SABs and animal rights groups who pick on easy victims, never on religious killing or dog fighting.

  178. 178
    Sex takes 288 Calories/Hour, so if I'm starving how come I've got 8 kids? says:

    Those without work in the UK are shirkers. Those in Africa without work are ‘poor’ and need us to hold their hand. There’s a difference.

  179. 179
    Cinna says:

    Spot on.

  180. 180
    Cinna says:

    I stopped supporting the British Red Cross when they banned Christmas from their charity shops.

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  182. 182

    Bollocks! We have that now and it ain’tworking. It never rdoes, read some history

  183. 183
    stushie says:

    Oxfam should be running clinics to help inadequates budget,cook & generally care for themselves & their families instead of propagandising. Put their head office drones out in the field?

  184. 184
    absolutelypassionate says:

    Link:
    The Art of Subversion

  185. 185
    Hugh Janus says:

    Broken. Brainwashing. Corrupt.

  186. 186
    Captain Foulenough says:

    South Korea did ok…

  187. 187
    Dave the pleb says:

    Does no -one at the Blatantly Biased Corporation understand that people who don’t vote labour / believe in man made climate change / oppose fracking still have to pay the licence fee? It would be nice if our views could be broadcast, just once.


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