Tuesday, February 08, 2011

A pithy quote on Fake Charities...

... comes from Guido's analysis of the Big Society.
A charity that relies in the main part on taxes is no more a charity than a prostitute is your girlfriend.

Why not wander over and view a few prostitutes over here...?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anyone checked out the RCP on fake charities?

http://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/sites/default/files/page/2010/12/2009-annual-report.pdf

Page 43 and on.

Longrider said...

You are being unkind to prostitutes. They at least, provide a service to their clients and are honest about what they do.

Anonymous said...

If you want to honestly evaluate your position to determine if you are on the right side of the argument, don't you think the question, "Am I calling Macmillan Cancer Support a bunch of fakes" is a good place to start?

Lee said...

Macmillan is not a fake, the £1 million turnover threshold in "fakecharities" is absurd. You're unfairly labelling large charities as fake even though the state donations they receive are at best minimal.

To be quite honest I think your 10% of income from the state threshold is a little harsh, a test based on state money as a % of donations from the public would give a better indicator as to the purpose of the charity as either "a servant of the needy" or "a servant of the state"