• ross1948 20:00 on January 15, 2020 Permalink Reply
    Tags: , Borough Market London, Charitable trust, , ,   

    UK Charity Commissioners? Slap Down This Brexit-Hating ‘Charity!’


    So  – the ‘bosses of the London market have asked DExEU to remove their branding from the video saying Brexit is “disastrous” and adding:

    “We do not wish to be associated with it in anyway.”

    And some leftist named Darren Henaghan, managing director of Borough Market, brays that Brexit ‘goes against the culinary haven’s “vibrant” welcoming of people from the EU and beyond.’

    What an ass!

    Not just because he falls back on the buzz-word ‘inappropriate!’

    ‘…this attempt to appropriate our charity’s values in support of leaving the European Union is deeply inappropriate. https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/borough-market-dexeu-brexit-advert-1-6444978

    But although we read the words ‘boss’ and ‘managing director,’ in fact  as we read on, we have learned that this Borough Market is not a ‘business’ in any normal sense of the word.

    More precisely, it’s a ‘charitable trust.’

    Are there not rules that require charities to refrain from taking political sides, especially in matters of controversy?

    ‘…it is considered unacceptable for charitable trusts to campaign for political or legal change, although discussing political issues in a neutral manner is acceptable…

    (See wikipedia)

    If, therefore, Henaghan had complained about the video compromising his “charity’s” duty-bound  impartiality, I could readily understand that concern.

    Time for those rather slack Charity Commissioners to get a boot on their collective backsides and make sure a warning is issued.

    Here’s the link to the CC email address – https://www.gov.uk/complain-about-charity

    ..

    So-called ‘charities’ have been taking liberties for years.

    Your Majesty, Please Remove Royal Patronage From Infested NSPCC 

    WoW have received £400,000 from Comic Relief in the last two years, despite being an overtly far-Left protest group with a specific political agenda (pro-Palestine is high on their list) and anti-Trump and anti-Israel obsessions.

    They have recently taken things a little too far, and have been reprimanded by the Charity Commission for ‘inappropriate political activity,’ with their ‘Stop Trump’ campaigning.

    https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/no-faith-nor-hope-in-charities/

    Charities must not be permitted to engage in politics!

     
    • Minnie 10:08 on January 16, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I went shopping there when I was last in London, no idea it was a hotbed of anti Brexiters.
      Never again!

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