From the Daily Telegraph:
Campaigning charities should “stick to their knitting” instead of getting drawn into the “realm of politics”, the new minister for civil society has said.
Brooks Newmark warned charities against “straying” into politics instead of “helping others” during a question and answer session following a speech.
Reminds me a bit of the famous Helder Camara quote:
“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist.”
That seems to be exactly the attitude of our Government. They are quite happy for charities to fill in the gaps left by their policies, but if those charities dare to question the policies themselves, they are shouted down for ‘having an agenda’ or being ‘Labour stooges’.