Friday, March 07, 2008

Charities given green light to get more political

Danny Finkeltsein has an interesting post over at Comment Central about the new changes to the Charity Commission rules that means charities can start being more political. If I recall corrcetly this was something that Guido also suggested was coming along soon after all the Smith Institute stuff began happening.

As the Fink points out, the new rules means that instead of charities not being able to do political work as a "dominant" operating mode, they now simply have to show that political activity is not the only thing they do. Gordon and the Smith Institute will be pleased.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

and for the thousands of readers who read comment central and not dizzy, here's some news...

john miller said...

You are quite correct.

This was during the attack on private schools charitable status, wherein the governmanet stated that their objectives were insufficiently "inclusive".

I authoured several posts hinting that "Black Cancer" might not be terribly inclusive either, but, such was the fear of the "racist"tag, that all blogs deleted the comment.

so the proposal now is that chrities might pursue any objective apprved by the Government will be acceptable, but independent charities will be censured by the government.

dizzy said...

How many readers do you think I have? Bearing in mind that Comment Central links to me and I don't do stat porn posts.

Anonymous said...

i don't know but you deserve about three. so i am off.

dizzy said...

Shame.

Dave B said...

I think this is how politicians/political parties get their bribes on the continent. Lovely people Labour.