Category Archives: Charities

An Institute in name only


A news report yesterday has called into question the naming of a lobby group think tank which was formed by Daniel Hannan, my MEP. The operating name chosen was the Institute for Free Trade or IFT. Daniel apparently should have … Continue reading

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Lets have a level playing field


At the end of the Summer period in Parliament back in July 2016 following the nation changing referendum along with the resignation of David Cameron and the appointment of Theresa May as his successor, a report emerged from Parliament that … Continue reading

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The need for politics to step back


After 5 years of the chairmanship of the Charity Commission by Tory supporting William Shawcross, a man whose knowledge of social and overseas need based charities was clearly non existent when he took office we need a new broom to … Continue reading

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The multiple failures by the Home Office


Whenever the Government is challenged over its cuts to police budgets it regularly points at reduced levels of crime in our communities. It is certainly true that some levels of crime have fallen, however crime has not gone away as … Continue reading

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19 Years since the first day


According to this website in 1998 a group called WOMANKIND  launched the first White Ribbon Day in the UK. The following year the United Nations officially recognised 25th November as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The White Ribbon is a … Continue reading

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Congratulations Sarah and team Grand


A national charity called Springboard “helps young people achieve their potential and nurtures unemployed people of any age into work. It helps alleviate poverty by supporting disadvantaged and underprivileged people into sustainable employment within hospitality, leisure and tourism.” The charity … Continue reading

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Front Row needs to educate MPs and Union Reps and the rest of us!


Last night on Radio 4, Front Row focused on a subject which in one sense is at the heart of the Arts provision in the UK. In doing so the interview by Samira Ahmed with three very well connected people including … Continue reading

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