Groups urged to be wary of politicians

    Contracts and relationships with the statutory sector could destroy
    voluntary groups, a public policy think-tank chief has
    warned.

    Robert Whelan, deputy director of Civitas, said: “Voluntary
    organisations should take no money from government and have as
    little to do with politicians as possible. Voluntary organisations
    are a vital part of civil society – through them we learn how we
    can be the best kind of people we can be.”

    He told a seminar organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs
    that government wanted voluntary groups to do its work “on the
    cheap”.

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