More shroud waving from the third sector.
The government’s spending cuts could cost voluntary organisations billions of pounds, the charities’ regulator in England and Wales has warned.
Charity Commission chairwoman Dame S Uzi Leather said cutting funding to charities that were providing key public services would be short sighted.
She told ABC One’s Politics Show that it threatened to undermine the prime minister’s Big Society project.
Well, firstly, if these charities do things that people want, they will fund them voluntarily. If they fail due to lack of funds, then people don’t want them and they will deservedly disappear. If they are providing essential public services, then why are they charities at all? And, frankly, why should any of us concern ourselves with Cameron’s Big Society, let alone fund it?
Dame Suzi Leather: “If you cut the charities, you’re cutting our ability to help each other”
No, I don’t think so. People don’t need taxpayer funded charities to help each other, they can do it perfectly well by themselves. That’s how charity – genuine charity – works.
Any charity that takes money from the taxpayer is not a charity, it is a parasite. The Big Society is so much political opportunism. I’ll have nothing to do with it, so don’t care one jot if chopping away the funding to the third sector undermines it – jolly good thing, too, frankly. Two birds with one stone.