Friday, 25 September 2009

Britain's State-Corrupted Charities

British Government Funds Best Charities In The World
Britain's charity and voluntary organisations are the "best in the world", says Angela Smith, Minister for the Third Sector, speaking at the Third Sector Excellence Awards last night.

There are 870,000 civil society organisations in the UK with an income of £116 billion. The third sector is backed by a generous public, with 73% of adults taking part in volunteering and 78% of people giving to charity - the highest level of giving in Europe.

Individual third sector organisations are setting an example for the rest of the world - ground-breaking research charities, international support agencies, social enterprises, campaigning groups and small community-led organisations.

The Office of the Third Sector, the first such Government department in the world has been advising other countries - such as the US Office for Social Innovation - and is regarded as a world leader.
Britain leads the way in the corruption of charities for political purposes, in other words. That makes me really proud to be British.

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