There was a spate of example towards the end of last year where Charities were warned they were at risk of closure, or at least sanctions, for acting ‘Politically
- the chair of the Trussell Trust was told “he must think more carefully otherwise “the government might try to shut you down”.
- The Global Warming Policy Foundation were advised ‘concerns were raised that the charity was promoting views that were of a political rather than an educational nature’.
- Oxfam was been rapped by the charity watchdog for not taking sufficient steps to avoid appearing politically biassed in a social media campaign which criticised the Government’s austerity programme earlier this year.
These are only examples, of how a breadth of Charities are experiencing this, what I feel is bullying.
This behaviour by the powers that be, is despite Government guidance which states:
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