Sunday, 15 May 2011

Interesting use of language.


In a recent Guardian article headed “David Cameron in danger of breaking greenpledge, warn green groups” I found the following paragraph:

“In an open letter to David Cameron on the first anniversary of the speech in which he made the promise, the chief executives of 15 campaign groups including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Christian Aid, Oxfam and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said he….”

So the Guardian now accepts and admits that Greenpeace, FOTE and the others are exactly what we accuse them of being and describes them as campaign groups.   

What has to happen before the Charity Commission start doing their job and following the New Zealand example of stripping charity status from political organisations? It seems to me that threatening schools with loss of charity status if they are not inclusive enough is quite absurd when political activist groups can claim it.

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