In late September, Antonia wrote the following on her blog. [Emphasis mine.]
Finally, I think I’ve moved a bit politically, and my allegiance to the party has hardened, meaning that I am both less likely to criticise the government’s actions (particularly since Brown took over) and more likely to self-censor when I want to shout about how wrong they are. Hey ho.
Hey ho, indeed. It's good to know that whatever the NuLabour government does, the policy and communications manager for UK Poverty and Oxfam won't be too inclined to criticise them.
Which is, I guess, a good thing since, in 2006, the UK government funded Oxfam, through the DFID, to the tune of £11.2 million (other UK Agencies, whatever they might be, donated £2.4 million).
Trebles all round!
UPDATE: this is slightly off-topic, but looking through Oxfam's 2006 filed accounts [PDF], I am interested to note (p49 of the document, p48 of the PDF) that Oxfam Great Britain appears to be registered in South Africa.
Does anyone know why that should be?