Monday 2 March 2009

Big Business, Charity...What's The Difference?

Imagine a company director told his staff that they'd all have to work an extra two-and-a-half hours a week for no extra pay. And if they didn't like it, they'd be issued dismissal papers. Imagine the workforce went on strike for weeks. Imagine that company then spent over £500,000 refurbishing its head office.

Do you think there'd be anguished columns in the 'Guardian' and other left-wing papers? Screams of 'fat cat'? Oh, of course there would.

So, why is it different when a charity does it? Because I don't recall seeing anything on it at the time...

Oh, and it's looking a lot like a fakecharity too, whose boss is about to worm his way even deeper into the taxpayer's colon:
Mr Sampson spoke to The Mail on Sunday yesterday amid reports that he is poised to be appointed to a major new legal post at the Ministry of Justice, which gives Shelter £4million a year.
You know, I'm beginning to remember that line from 'Animal Farm':"The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."


Mark Wadsworth said...

Shelter aren't on yet (as far as I can see) but I outed them as a fakecharity two weeks ago at bullet point 5 here.

Oldrightie said...

Labour stench gets ever worse. Yet 31% of people seem unable to smell it.

patently said...

Are New Labour actually trying to work their way through Orwell's books one by one?

We should consult the 1997 manifesto, just in case it mentions that.

"We shall complete the transformation of 53% of Orwell's oeuvre from satire into historical record within 11 years of obtaining power..."

JuliaM said...

"Shelter aren't on yet (as far as I can see)..."

Nope. I notice the 'Mail' mentions that "Shelter receives an income of £50million a year. About £14million of this comes from statutory bodies funded by the taxpayer, and £4million from the Ministry of Justice which pays for the charity’s legal and housing aid centres."

If they get £20 mill from public donation, and are sucking up the amounts you've noticed from the government, I wonder just where the rest comes from...?

"Are New Labour actually trying to work their way through Orwell's books one by one?"

It's beginning to look a lot like it!