July 15th, 2014

Cabinet Office: Sorry We Haven’t a Minister

Charlie Elphicke’s parliamentary debate to highlight the failings in political neutrality of charities has been postponed after the Cabinet Office realised that they no longer had a Minister for Civil Society to respond.

After the sacking of the Nick Hurd, perhaps his replacement should have a keen interest in the third sector…

Why not Elphicke himself, or Conor Burns?

The charities would love it…


  1. 1
    Voting UKIP says:

    Cameron is a walking talking disaster


    • 6
      Vote Dave? Get stuffed says:

      He is just pandering to those needed in the hope to get himself elected – women and right wingers. After the GE, if he wins, he will be back to calling for Turkey to join the EU, so 75 million more of the religion of peace can come and live here.


      • 9
        Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

        Except it will be a landslide for Mong the Miliband and Britain will be absorbed into a United States of Europe.

        You have less than 10 months to emigrate.

        Start packing NOW!


    • 8
      The two Muppets says:

      I see in the latest polls that UKIP are losing support ,come the election
      they will be down to less than 5% .
      Do not forget that a vote for UKIP .is a vote for Miliband and Balls .


      • 19
        Old Blue Eyes says:

        Reality is setting in. People are beginning to see the dangers of getting a Labour government should they indulge themselves by voting UKIP.


  2. 2
    The Lone Ranger says:

    All begging letters from Oxfam, Save (sic) the Children, War on Want, etc., etc., etc. go straight into the bin.


    • 3
      Bog Paper says:

      Yeh, they’re to shiny…..


    • 4
      Owen Jones says:

      Rascist !!!


    • 5
      Paniagua V5.1 says:

      Their clothes bags make ideal dog shit bags though.


      • 7
        Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

        I use all the free charity bags i get in place of black bin bags.

        Fill ‘em with rubbish, save money and piss of the eco-loons as they are not biodegradable :-)


        • 11
          Paniagua V5.1 says:

          We get at least 8 a week EVERY week.

          Of course the retards they employ to shove em through your door don’t give a rats ass and do it day in day out. Pathetic really.


          • Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

            I also use the free shopping bags i get with my ASDA home deliveries to put rubbish in.

            Waste not want not :-)


  3. 10
    Engineer says:

    I read a comment recently by one of the current crop of charity supremos, one with a background in politics, sneeringly saying that charities are no longer run by minor sons and daughters of the aristocracy. The comment is broadly true, and a great shame.

    We now have charities turned into outposts of political activism, usually left-leaning. They used to be just organisations seeking to do some good in an apolitical manner.

    Bring back the minor sons and daughters of the aristocracy. At least they tried to do some good with donations received without misusing them for political campaigns, and in addition, they didn’t expect to be paid a fortune out of the charity’s hard-won funds.


    • 12
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      There’s only one charitable case worthy of my donations and that’s myself :-)


  4. 14
    Johnny says says:

    ” Minister for Civil Society”

    What do we need one of them for? The cabinet is ridiculous.


  5. 15
    The BBC says:

    It has been brought to our attention that a search of our website returns 501 mentions of the Resolution Foundation, a charity which is claimed to be an arm of the Labour Party.


    It is further brought to our attention that although the Resolution Foundation was founded in 2005, these 501 mentions on the BBC come almost entirely after 2010.

    The BBC is happy to confirm that this is entirely coincidental.


  6. 16

    The amount of deal breaking, back scratching AND stabbing, it must be a blood bath.


  7. 17
    Jimmy says:

    There is no such thing as Civil Society.


  8. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Nor many voters.


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“Sunday, May 10, 1998

Early start: appearing on Breakfast With Frost, to be broadcast from 11 Downing Street. The Chancellor [Gordon Brown] is grouchily amiable, but so earnest — and still biting his fingernails to the quick.

After the show, he took us upstairs to his flat. He lives above No 10, while Blair and family are in the No 11 duplex, which is bigger and more like a proper house.

I was intrigued that, when he took us into his bedroom, the Chancellor rather ostentatiously opened the built-in wardrobes, as if he wanted us to see the women’s frocks that were hanging in there.

They looked quite large, but I don’t think they belong to Gordon. I assume they belong to his girlfriend [Sarah Macaulay, who he later married].

I presume he was keen for us to know that he has one — and that she’s not a ‘beard’. I don’t think he does anything without calculation.”

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