Be seen and not heard

imagesEEE3RH1CIts disturbing how ill prepared the Politicians who ostensibly run our nation are for the real world around them. They have got used to bullying and controlling the public sector to do as they are told and stay quiet until their opinion is called for. They then turned their attention on the charitable sector and have used not one but two pieces of legislation to ensure that all but the bravest charities are expected to be seen but not heard. To ensure that the charities remain subservient the Government first appointed and then re-appointed a puppet as Chairman of the Charity Commission who only this week has been reminding Charities that they are supposed to do good, not to speak up even if they see problems that the Government could fix. The Government also seem to listen exclusively to voices like that of the Institute of Economic Affairs that share their desire to silence all charities apart from those that think as they do. However as the EU referendum debate gathers pace, it is noticeable how jumpy the Brexit group of MPs is getting with letters to employees from Companies such as BMW. It appears that while MPs like Priti Patel can big up the impact of a whole 200 SME’s that no one had counted on companies such as BMW having the temerity to write to their own employees in answer to the questions that they had asked. Of course the real risk is that we will discover how desperately out of touch many of our MPs are. Perhaps it won’t just be David Cameron considering his future once the vote is over.


About ianchisnall

I have a passion to see public policy made accessible everyone who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as in policies on health services and strategic planning.
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