MP Burns picks a fight

Conor Burns

Conor Burns

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POLITICIANS usually make sure they pick their fights carefully.

So either Bournemouth West MP Conor Burns, has done just that or he is shooting from the hip, which is unlikely.

His row with Oxfam over its latest advertising campaign and the alleged misuse of donations has escalated, with 75 charities and campaign groups accusing him of trying to stifle debate.

Mr Burns denies this. His general comments on vested political interests in the sector may be somewhat sweeping.

But there is certainly a wider argument that charities should be more accountable and transparent.

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10:04pm Tue 17 Jun 14

twynham says...

"But there is certainly a wider argument that charities should be more accountable and transparent. "
I think you'll find charities are more accountable and transparent than most of this type of career politician.
"But there is certainly a wider argument that charities should be more accountable and transparent. " I think you'll find charities are more accountable and transparent than most of this type of career politician. twynham
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10:32pm Tue 17 Jun 14

pete woodley says...

twynham wrote:
"But there is certainly a wider argument that charities should be more accountable and transparent. "
I think you'll find charities are more accountable and transparent than most of this type of career politician.
Both need looking into,even well known "charities".
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: "But there is certainly a wider argument that charities should be more accountable and transparent. " I think you'll find charities are more accountable and transparent than most of this type of career politician.[/p][/quote]Both need looking into,even well known "charities". pete woodley
  • Score: -2

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