Monday, 8 September 2014

Minister says charities should keep out of politics...

...and stick to their knitting.

Brooks Newark, the new Minister for Charities has said that he wants "to try and keep charities and voluntary groups out of the realms of politics".

Well, that's a welcome statement from the Minister for Charities isn't it.

It basically amounts to "you just keep on doing your little bits and pieces, and let the people who know what they are doing sort out the important stuff".

Doesn't he realise that people involved in charities, voluntary work etc are those closest to the problems in society.  They are the people on the ground, living with the problems day in day out.  The people who have first hand experience of the problems, and are best placed to come up with, and implement solutions.

The people in the voluntary sector have an important role to play, their contribution to the running of this country should be welcomed.

In fact, I'd say that politics is too important to be left to politicians.

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