Coalition rhetoric denounces Labour for its big state takeover of voluntarism: it\’s a straight lie. Blair and Brown channelled more money and effort than ever into the voluntary sector, which doubled in value on their watch. Was that due to a sudden spasm of generosity from the burgeoning wealthy? No. Stephen Bubb, head of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, points out that 70% of their extra funds came from the state.
Err, that Labour took over the voluntary sector by funding it is proof that Labour didn\’t take over the voluntary sector by funding it?
That Tuscan sun\’s a bit hot this year isn\’t it?