A call to arms which this blog fully supports

Fake Charities.

Yes, they need volunteers.

Go thou and do the Devil\’s work.

3 thoughts on “A call to arms which this blog fully supports”

  1. “if a charity has receives over £1 million from the state, or garners more than 10% of their cash from the state, then they are designated a Fake Charity.”

    That definition is too broad and rather arbitrary. Why call a charity fake if it receives 90% of its fundng from private sources? And the sum of £1m is irrelevant: what matters is the percentage of income gained from the state.

    And charities do provide a customer-responsive alternative to centralised state provision…. for example, if I were in ‘socal housing’, I would rather my landlord was a well-established charity than a local authority or other public body…

  2. “if I were in ‘socal housing’, I would rather my landlord was a well-established charity than a local authority or other public body…”

    Then you’ve never been in social housing. The difference is undetectable.

  3. I was thinking of long-established housing charities, Pete, rather than the charities established by local authorities as arms-length subsidiaries. And I’ve been told by someone who has been resident in both types that the former is hugely preferable.

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