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I had to quit as a charity boss to protest against terrible government policies | John Tizard

I had to quit as a charity boss to protest against terrible government policies | John Tizard

12.9.2019

I had to quit as a charity boss to protest against terrible government policies | John Tizard

Charities should not be agents of the state – and this politically manic autumn is no time to be timid, whatever the cost

It was not an easy decision, but standing down means I can campaign and intervene on these issues in ways that would have been more difficult had I remained. I also wanted to avoid detracting from Navca’s core role of supporting and representing its members.

For some time, I have felt that too many charities, though not all, have been too timid about challenging the government and addressing the underlying causes of social injustice. Too few have challenged the folly of Brexit, especially a no-deal Brexit. If the leaked Yellowhammer report was not enough to trigger a response from the voluntary sector, what will be?

Given the seriousness of the situation, I believe it is time for charities, voluntary bodies and wider civil organisations, including national bodies, to move their campaigning up several gears. This is not the moment to be timid.

There is no merit in being myopic, hesitant or stubborn. Charities and voluntary bodies cannot stay silent. To be silent is to be complicit. Charities are being devalued by this government. Their role as advocates is being pushed aside or seriously constrained. This is wrong. Charities should push back, not allow themselves to become controlled agents of the state.

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