August 19th, 2014

Government Front Group Hires Lobbyist to Lobby Government

Save the Children is an organisation that gets 53% of its money from the government. You probably think of it is as a charity, yet it’s funding structure looks more like a quango that does a little fundraising on the side.

The group, that is dependent on handouts from the government, is looking to recruit somebody with a lavish salary and pension to lobby the same very government.

Round and round the money goes…


  1. 1
    I want my money back says:

    Save the indigenous white British children?

    or the rest?

  2. 2
    just asking says:

    Did Harman or Dromey ever meet PIE founder Peter
    Righton in the late 60’s or early 70’s?

  3. 3
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Slash the funding of these Pilgrim “charidies”.

  4. 4
    Greenpiss CEO says:

    The JD says ‘travel opportunities’

    Does that mean I can fly in from Switzerland every day if I get the job?

  5. 5
    Char. E. Tee says:


  6. 6
    Round the bend says:

    £56 + pension, certainly not doing the work for charity?

  7. 7
    The public says:

    If we were in power we’d abolish all the handouts. The whole lot goes. If you are a charity then get donations from business or the public. We’d make it illegal for public funded organisations, the police, the NHS, local councils, to donate money to charities.

  8. 8
    Ah ffs says:

    Charity begins at home, our government already gives money out of my pockets to “charities” that if they didn’t have the reg charity on the bottom of the box or bucket, you would believe them to be a big business, ganging up on me going into or out of a supermarket stopped working years ago, being, I will quite happily argue and check out that the alleged charity hasn’t got it’s contractors working for it.

  9. 9
    geordieboy says:

    Gimme more, gimme more, gimme more to line our pockets.

  10. 10
    Harridan Harpic says:

    Not sure, it was rather dark at those ‘meetings’, and also very slippy with all that oil and lube on the floor. Also as everyone was wearing Gimp full face masks I’m not so sure.

    Was his cock pierced? Or any other distinguishing marks?

  11. 11
    Socialists are full of shit says:

    We save the children?
    Not from the abortion room bucket you don’t.

  12. 12
    allah baddie, islamic pyjama party says:

    the worst thing is these people show adverts on CITV during childrems programs aimed at toddlers.

    these adverts show images that would get a warning if they were on the news.

    my 4yo daughter asked me where are these children daddy?

    I said it was pretend.

    these charities make me sick.

  13. 13
    allah baddie, islamic pyjama party says:


  14. 14
    allah baddie, islamic pyjama party says:

    and water aid can fuck off too

  15. 15
    Nick Sniffin says:

    Charity adverts just confirm my prejudices that black people are fucking useless and couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery.
    Fuck me you don’t have to be a plumber to stop a donkey pissing in your only water source for christs sake.
    Anyway thanks again wateraid for doing my job for me.

  16. 16
    nell. says:

    It is simple don’t support charities that have posh london HQ and employ staff on expensive salary and perks packages. You are better off supporting local charities run by volunteers there are plenty of them about.

  17. 17
    jdseanjd says:

    Sally Army only.

  18. 18
    The reality now is says:

    You don’t have to give money to charity to help a poor third world kid just pay your taxes he’ll get it via child benefit.

  19. 19
    Minor corrections says:

    “Save the Children is an organisation that gets 53% of its money from the government taxpayer.”

    “yet it’s its funding structure looks more like”

  20. 20
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Scroungers, Parasites, Criminals, Layabouts & other Wasters says:

    I’ve stopped charity funding now as I’m sick of hearing about their political objectives and massive 6 figure salaried staffs. I would like to see the ads show impoverished charity CEOs seeking our £3 a month!

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    I stopped supporting these types of charities years ago. Why do they need handout from the public when they get most of them income from the Government? The upper management are very well remunerated & their expenses would put any banker to shame. Most are run by lefties too. About time more people woke up to these facts & stopped giving to them.

  22. 22
  23. 23
    The Guardian says:

    “Spending watchdog accuses DWP of hiding universal credit’s failings
    Public accounts committee says that categorising the scheme as ‘reset’ may have been to prevent scrutiny and hide problems”

  24. 24
    Dwayne Adeboglu says:

    These charities have become an industry with heavy staff costs. It’s all about marketing, “outreach” and policy agendas rather than actually helping children in need.

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    What ? Surely they could continue giving our money to Pride Days.

  26. 26
    Erkel says:

    the wall to wall charity Ads on Sky News makes me think that they have enough money, or that they are pissing away peoples contributions on raising their profile, to the detriment of the people they are supposed to be raising money for.

    which is why they get no money from me. ever.

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Yet the charities blame government cuts for their loss of income, rather than ordinary donors fed up with the politicisation of charities and fed up with all the begging letters and phone calls wanting a direct debit.

    Some dozy bird on undercover boss from the YMCA the other day whining about 70% cuts… did you cut your salary by 70% as well then? No? Thought not.

  28. 28
    British public says:

    We’ve noticed.

  29. 29
    allah baddie, islamic pyjama party says:

    can we get a list of crap charities please? here is a few off the top of my head

    3. OXFFS
    5. UNICHEF
    6. RSPCA

    key indicators of the charity being a dud are:

    employing paid marketers that approach you cold on the street.
    use of tv advertising.
    any use of celebrities as “ambassadors”.

    I want a list now!

  30. 30
    Boris Spasticky says:

    Hamas firing missiles into Israel again.

  31. 31
    Winston says:

    So, Guido, what have your mates, the Tories done about the ‘3rd Sector’? Vote UKIP for change.

  32. 32
    Back1woodsman says:

    The Third Sector – home of lefties who find local goverment positions too stressfull.

  33. 33

    Encounter with charity mugger in local shopping mall:
    “Excuse me. You care for puppies don’t you?”
    “Certainly. Preferably with chips & a salad.”
    End of conversation.

  34. 34
    rubbish magic part 2 says:

    Charity scams. Sold into slavery.

  35. 35
    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    Indeed, these charities have become a rip off industry stealing from the very people they’re there to help and as such I stopped giving to them a long time ago.

  36. 36
    Say it how it is says:

    I see same saggy boobed mum and baby covered in flies I saw on tv three decades ago.
    They don’t only lack food they lack common fucking sense.

  37. 37
    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    I think the Oxford English Dictionary needs to redefine the word “charity”.

  38. 38
    RomaBert... says:

    Give the taxpayers a big say!

  39. 39
    Cliff says:

    Funny that the plod didn’t tip off the BBC and raid their house over something that happened 30 years ago?

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    So the actual advert says something completely different.

  41. 41
    The Office of Greenpeace plc says:

    In keeping with our hard earnt status of authority we shall continue project this authority in our dealings, image and continued responsibility.

    Our organisation shall have the best office in the best part of town with the best chauffeur driven cars and personal planes and yahcts. This all money is well spent. Our executives shall have the best renumeration package in town.

    Celebrities from around the world are expected to jet in to support us at our functions. Their reputations are enhanced from association with us.

    THe CEO since being appointed by Gordan Brown has witnesses global warming, city ozone and small particulates increse, soil degradation, the threat of fracking, no clean up of Portland down, and western women getting bigger and bigger.

    We have much work do to against the media tide of smears and lies.

  42. 42

    The group, that is dependent on handouts from the government the taxpayer

  43. 43
    The Lone Ranger says:

    Well done. With the exception of a local cats’ home, I have never given to any charity.

  44. 44
    Elmer says:

    Are you kidding? Just check the salaries at the top of their tree.

  45. 45
    Old fashioned gent says:

    I am becoming seriously concerned by the loss of the moral fabric of Britain.

    I was kept in line at school by the outstanding catholic priests and nuns who ran the school. They nurtured us when we were good and beat us senseless when we weren’t, but we learnt!

    On Sundays I wasn’t hanging around the streets I was serving on the altar at mass and helping the Priests and older men with their eclesiastical duties and serving our Lord God and bending to the will of the Pope. Again the Priests used to take their leather to us if we refused and my parents approved too!

    How about religious discipline back in our schools and public life!

  46. 46
    táxpáyér says:

  47. 47
    Michael Gove MP says:

    I did try honestly I did. Fucking Cameron sacked me when I suggested bringing back the leather whip!

  48. 48
    táxpáyér says:

    Room for some massive tax cuts at least.

  49. 49
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Tu*d caked lips, indicative of an enjoyment of the felc*ing experience perhaps.

  50. 50
    táxpáyér says:

    But the problem is you’re FORCED to support them from tax extorted from the wealth you create.

  51. 51
    táxpáyér says:

    It’s about exploiting the tax break they get relative to proper reciprocal businesses.

  52. 52
    ISIS secondary modern says:

    That’s what we’re aiming to do

  53. 53
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Scroungers, Parasites, Criminals, Layabouts & other Wasters says:

    What a surprise, not!

  54. 54
    táxpáyér says:

    It’s the same as the “welfare” state. Getting money for nothing breeds dependence, and the Münchhausen by proxy “charities” like it that way.

  55. 55
    táxpáyér says:

    You an MP with all this talk of whipping young boys?

  56. 56
    Say it how it is says:

    I told a couple of ‘Chuggers’
    ‘Don’t look at me like I’m some sort of scrooge I’m the only c*nt not being paid to have this conversation”

  57. 57

    Everyone wants a piece of the tax payer pie

  58. 58
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Scroungers, Parasites, Criminals, Layabouts & other Wasters says:

    Luton is not a 3rd world shithouse it just looks like one.

  59. 59
    Raving Loon says:

    Wipe them out then.

  60. 60

    “You will have demonstrable experience of working strategically in complex operating environments, deep strategic knowledge of the campaigning environment in the UK and a proven track record of developing and delivering creative and effective campaign strategies that achieve high level change and be able to demonstrate that you are a long time active supporter of the Labour Party.”

  61. 61
    Sayonara Warsi says:

    Yippeee! The cease fire is over.
    Thank fuck for that.

    or I’d have looked aright wally.

  62. 62
    Turn a Tina says:

    Nothing else in your tiny little mind?

  63. 63
    IDF says:

    Send us the co-ordinates and we will sort it out.

  64. 64
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Moishe Galloway orders Israeli military to strike Gaza ‘terror targets’ after rockets from enclave hit Israel: government official

  65. 65
    Norm Normal says:

    You never hear a charity calling for and end to the things that actually are the root cause of starvation, disease and poverty in the 3rd world.

    Corruption, dictatorships, bad government and no family planning or birth control.

    It’s rare to see the above exposed or discussed on TV. We are told money is the answer and that we must pay. It’s nonsense.

  66. 66

    Vote UKIP :-D

  67. 67
    Ed Moribund says:

    Please be advised that there is a further delay in the allocation of your free owl.
    Due to the unforeseen shortage of nocturnal avian your owl will now be delivered on or about the 28th august 2034.

    But at least this will be sooner than the laptop we promised you back in 2002.
    again in 2010 with a free carry case and minecraft pre-installed.

  68. 68
    ISIS Correction Unit says:

    But without the anal penetration.


  69. 69
    Harridan Harpic says:

    However we have a consignment of Rolf Harris Stylophones coming in soon if any voter is interested.

  70. 70
    Allan, you at t'bar says:

    What kind of beer ?

  71. 71
    Norm Normal says:

    IDF striking targets in response – can’t fault em.

  72. 72
    The two Muppets says:

    I give to my local charities but never to the National charities
    that have been politicised by the corrupt Labour Party .
    All the CEO,s are Labour plants on obscene salaries and depriving
    their own charity of money . Utter scum .

  73. 73
    Toxic Labour for Parasites, bring back the workhouses. says:

    Greenpeace and other charities should be liable for a ne tax called the con tax. This would be levied at the rate of 90% of all receipts.

  74. 74
    Mad,mozzie Medievalist says:

  75. 75

    Meanwhile, across the pond…

    Vote UKIP :-D

  76. 76
    JustSayNo_toFriendsofIsrael says:

    Maybe the IDF would like to make a sizeable donation…?

  77. 77
    JustSayNo_toFriendsofIsrael says:

    For clarification: a monetary donation, as opposed to a munitions donation.

  78. 78
    JustSayNo_toFriendsofIsrael says:

    UK: “Save the Children”

    IDF: “Kill The Children”

  79. 79
    Anonymong says:

    Eid was postponed.

    Shame to let all of those lovely fireworks go to waste.

  80. 80
    Charities, Quangos and Think Tanks are Labour Party money making schemes says:

    Fury over £234,000 salary of the top boss at Save the Children: Charity chiefs’ huge wages must be reined in, say MPs (Daily Mail, 2/2/2014):

    “Fresh demands to curb the salaries of fat cat charity bosses were made yesterday after it emerged that Save the Children is paying its top employee £234,000 a year.”

    “The number of executives receiving six-figure salaries had risen by nearly 60 per cent, from 19 to 30, between 2010 and 2012, despite a fall in donations and revenue at many of the organisations.”

    “Among those identified was Justin Forsyth, a former New Labour adviser on £163,000 a year as chief executive of Save the Children UK – much less than Miss Whitbread’s assumed salary as chief executive of the charity’s umbrella body, Save the Children International.”

    30 charity chiefs paid more than £100,000 (The Telegraph, 6/8/2013):

    “The charities are not required to detail how much their top executives are paid by name, and many express the sums in bands, disguising the true figure.
    However, The Daily Telegraph can disclose that Sir Nick Young, the chief executive of the British Red Cross, saw his pay jump by 12 per cent to £184,000 since 2010, despite a one per cent fall in the charity’s donations and a three per cent fall in revenues.

    Others in the same pay bracket included Justin Forsyth, chief executive of Save the Children, a former adviser to both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown when they were Prime Minister.

    The charity said Mr Forsyth received £163,000 last year, just less than Anabel Hoult, its chief operating officer, who was paid £168,653.
    Revenue at the charity is down three per cent since 2010, although donations were up markedly.

    Chris Bain, the director of Catholic aid charity Cafod, saw his pay jump by nine per cent between 2010 and 2012, from £80,000 a year to £87,000 a year. Over the same period donations and revenue rose 16 per cent and 24 per cent respectively.
    Richard Miller, director at ActionAid, saw his pay increase by eight per cent to nearly £89,000 a year, while both revenues and donations fell 11 per cent.
    The top paid executive at Christian Aid was Loretta Minghella, a former chief executive of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, who was paid £126,072 this year, up from £123,729 last year and £119,123 the previous year.”

  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    Cue for the anti-Isr**l bloggers to get blogging.

  82. 82
    GetReal says:

    Hamas: “Children are expendable”

  83. 83
    Anonymous says:

    If it looks like a shithouse & smells like a shithouse, well,you know the rest.

  84. 84
    The religion of peace says:


    Allah Akbar…………….

  85. 85
    The religion of peace says:

    It’s very very simple.

    Vote ISIS
    Vote Often
    Vote LibLabCon

    In a UK town near you.


  86. 86
    The religion of peace says:

    Our brothers in Tower Hamlets are doing good work in Allah’s name.

    You Kuffars had better learn.

    Allah Akbar

  87. 87
    JustSayNo_toFriendsofIsrael says:

    A draw again.

    Hamas place children in danger, [the beach killings were just a mistake].

    IDF then kill the children, [collateral damage].

    Neither approach is acceptable if you claim to be civilised.
    [That’s not an unreasonable statement – now is it ?]

    A terrorist organisation v. a terrorist state.

  88. 88
    Naomi Surugaba says:

    Is it my imagination or do all these “charities” ask for £3 a month ?
    Why should it be that all the problems that they’re allegedly trying to fix should cost exactly the same ? Sounds like a scam to me.

  89. 89
    allah baddie, islamic pyjama party says:

    if you are looking for a sympathetic ear for the death of our poor boys. who didn’t even get to die the death of jihad you are looking in the wrong place.

    takbir – what are you doing with that goat?

  90. 90
    The religion of peace says:

    As I have said, this really is the least of your worries..

    Vote ISIS
    Vote Often
    Vote LibLabCon


  91. 91
    me too says:

    I informed a charity collector I wouldn’t donate as
    the CEO was being paid £125,00 p.a.

  92. 92
    i agree says:

    Excellent point.

  93. 93
    pie and chips says:

    Kosher goods in shops and supermarkets are marked as such.
    Halal meat has been secretly foisted upon us because supermarket
    bosses know damn well the majority of customers object to animals
    being slaughtered so cruelly.
    When I asked a Sainsbury’s manager a few months ago which meat
    on display was halal,he had no idea.I haven’t bought meat there since.

  94. 94
    shameful bunch of shysters says:

    I know so many people who’ve stopped donating to such
    charities because of their ridiculous salaries and perks plus
    crude politicisation.

  95. 95
    The Wild Colonial Boy says:

    How about setting up a charity for Bring Back Our Girls? That’s something we could all get behind.

  96. 96
    Deep Thunk says:

    Vote UKIP, then. If all the people vote for UKIP then all these generous bastards will be out of a job. Really easy. Try it. Get a piece of paper. Write “UKIP” on it and put an “X” by it. Do it a few more times. Easy. Wait until next May, remember being lied to by Cameron, and Clegg, look in your minds eye at Balls as Chancellor, Miliband as Wallace. Remember that most of these absurd, third-rafters purported to pass laws encouraging homosexual “marriage”. Ask yourself whether any of them have actually done anything with which you agreed throughout the last 15 years. No. Thought so.
    Then put your “X” by UKIP.

  97. 97
    JustSayNo_toFriendsofIsrael says:

    No interest whatsoever in seeking “a sympathetic ear”.

    Just calling out Israel and the IDF whenever necessary.

  98. 98

    52 grand a year plus pension and package ?

    Admittedly it s not that much at today s top managerial rates but I thought everybody at a charity was a …..volunteer!?!?!?

  99. 99
    Deep Thunk says:

    Saturday morning. Burdened down with shopping bags in both hands. Approached by two aggressive chuggers in market town centre. Female of the two says in loud voice “It’s all about cruelty to children……”. Old lady walking towards me, eye brows go up as if I’m Rolf Harris after he got 6 years. In my best Terry Thomas voice, equally stridently I appraised anyone listening that I was entirely in favour of it…… Old lady simpered, chuggers completely silenced. Works every time.

  100. 100

    You back from Estoril yet Harry ? — or did you get the red -eye to Asuncion?

  101. 101

    yeah…and fly out again every evening with all that day s receipts and place them in your Geneva account.

  102. 102
    I Roger Boys MP says:

    Exactly why people should tell charities to fuck off !

    The last time i gave to charity was 25 years ago , to a load of scruffy bastards collecting for animal rights
    I gave them £2 and they gave me a booklet , in wich it showed them jumping in a river spoiling somebodies day out fishing , which i was really into at the time
    And ever since i have always said if one ever jumped in a river infront of me , that is exactly where they would find the body
    because i also would jump in the river and drown the fucker !

  103. 103

    You know full well that Bumsex only goes for handcuffs and stilettos. You were being a naughty little boy!

  104. 104

    Did i touch a nerve Mr Fawkes ?

    Don t tell me Asuncion has still not ratified an extradition bilateral with UK even all these years after Stroessner s departure ??

    Tut Tut.

  105. 105

    What about Ken Livingstone s London Free Fun Days sponsored by the Council Tax payer whether he/she felt like attending them or not ??

    Boris the Ottoman should reinstate them immediately..
    That would be another way to use up any year end budget surplus. ….

  106. 106
    I Roger Boys MP says:

    Why not a charity for “Save the rent boys” Now thats something i could get behind !

  107. 107

    Well….. it s certainly a thought.

    But I d have to read their full manifesto first .

    Otherwise e it ll be my traditional choice .

    Screaming Lord Sutch R I P and the Monster Raving Loonies.

  108. 108

    I agree . St Raphael s Hospice Surrey for instance that supports terminal care intakes and is run by nuns and mainly relies on voluntary donations.

    Unfortunately it may have to change ownership soon coz the nuns are getting too old to cope and no young nuns taking over
    Sad reflection on our tines.

  109. 109
    I Roger Boys MP says:

    There uesd to be a web site called Fake charities which named all charities that recieved government funding it also listed salaries of executives etc and just how little
    money was collected and the miniscule amount that found its way to the cause
    It was astonishing and eye opening to say the least !
    The site closed down a few years ago , without explanation , and there is very little refference to it , or any sites that list / name and shame these crooks
    It reeks of a government block on this site

  110. 110

    The clue is in the ‘package’ especially as the ‘job’ will only be one of several that the successful applicant already has probably taking three or four hours of his time each month.

  111. 111
    Anonymous says:

    With a glass box HQ opposite St Paul’s in the city…

  112. 112
    jdseanjd says:

    Admittedly my last contact was as a 19 yo student watching their soup kitchen help for the London homeless, 1972. At least they were out there on winters nights doing a bit.
    I watched Catholic priests, one of them my uncle, live very well indeed, thank you, & never do a tap of anything practical.
    Like all religions/social services organisations, I suppose, there’s great money for those at the top.
    I regard the RC religion as the longest lasting business in the World. They’ve been flogging “sure & certain hope” for 1700 years, & the phrase “more money than the Pope” is not without firm basis.

  113. 113
    A complete moron says:

    This is clear zi0nist propaganda! The Israelis are the aggressors wanting to commit genocide on the Palestinians.

  114. 114
    A gaza "freedom fighter" says:

    Where is the nearest group of women and children I can hide behind?

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