Saturday, 13 November 2010
Charity Commission analysed? BRAKE alert.
Here an Association of British Drivers' member looks at the Charity Commission response to the BRAKE complaint:
'The Charities Commission are an organisation who were integral to the last Government's agenda and find themselves at the centre of this Governments.
The way forward?
"The charity's objects include environmentally related purposes and the Commission's role does not extend to determining the accuracy or scientific basis for statements made by the charity in furtherance of those purposes."
Translation - Spout any old green BS and we'll call you a charity.
"We acknowledge that the charity's website lists as Supporters/Donors a number of organisations and commercial enterprises which could indeed be held to have interests in areas associated with motoring. These interests are however beyond the remit of the Commission to address or comment on."
Translation "We don't care how you finance yourself or how corrupt your Charity is"
"For many people, an atmosphere which becomes un-breathable/unhealthy due to increased carbon content"
Translation "We know stuff all about science"
Are the Charities Commission the right body to oversee the the introduction of the 'Big Society'? Use Brake as a specific example of why the CC needs reforming if the 'Big Society is to be delivered with any credibility and write to the Daily Mail.