Did May’s Scottish stunt breach contract, force a charity to breach its articles? #GE17

Did May’s Scottish stunt breach contract, force a charity to breach its articles? #GE17

The SKWAWKBOX

As the SKWAWKBOX covered on Saturday evening, Theresa May’s latest ‘campaigning’ event consisted of a tightly-controlled appearance at a remote village hall in Crathes, Banchory to speak to a small, invite-only audience – the latest in a string of bizarre visits to empty factories and talks to ‘crowds’ of tiny numbers of people.

Mrs May was at pains to avoid any interaction with members of the local community, pointedly ignoring one local man who called to her to ‘meet the public’:

So keen were May and her handlers to avoid such interactions that they booked the village hall for a ‘birthday party’ under a false name, to prevent the locals getting wind of the event and turning up inconveniently.

And that’s where the (bigger) problems start.

Crathes village hall is an SCIO – a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. As such, similar to charitable trusts, it has to produce a

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Forged in the fire of protest: A Prime Minister for the many

With every line on his face carved by a 34 year struggle for fairness and social justice, Jeremy Corbyn today delivered a speech that many feel transformed him from party leader to Prime Minister in-waiting. It was a masterful portrait of a Tory Britain that, as he passionately declared, is holding back the potential of the British people.

Source: Forged in the fire of protest: A Prime Minister for the many

DEATH OF A LABOUR VOTER


I have voted for Labour all my life. (Loyalty)

In 2015 when I was canvassed I surprised myself, and the poor labour foot soldier, by the vehemence of my proclamation that this was the last time they could take my vote for granted. I was tired of voting with a peg on my nose. I rattled off a litany of complaints about the lacklustre, timid, campaigns of recent times. We were living under the most toxic government of my lifetime but seemed cognitively captured by the language of “austerity” and “difficult choices”. Rather than leading and shaping opinion we were assuming we had to constantly echo the language of the Tories by constantly referencing “hard working” . To me this carries with it the implication that we were overrun with lazy and feckless scroungers as so many natural Labour voters are villifed by the Tory party. Workers versus shirkers had entered the lexicon of the party of the working class! We had accepted the marketisation of education and the NHS, extended PFI, and been relaxed about growing inequality. Where was Labour?

I was not surprised when we lost. If I was struggling how many more voters were we alienating?

Read the full article at:
https://tishnaught.wordpress.com/2016/09/24/death-of-a-labour-voter/