Published: 30th Mar 2011

I feel as though I am becoming a whinger (maybe I always have been), but I seem to be able to find fault with everything at the moment. I think my problem is that it is as if nothing was happening before May 2010 – or at least if it was it was rubbish. It seems that some have just discovered communities, volunteers and indeed charities as if they were not part of the fabric of society already and finally it seems that society was just simply broken prior to the coalition. I was going to blog sooner about Eric Pickles’ promise to ensure that local authorities do not cut the voluntary and community sector disproportionately: incredibly he has gone as far to say that he will legislate to prevent it happening if there is evidence that it is. This was a populist message to an audience NCVO annual conference: … (To read the full article, subscribe below)