Bob, Band Aid and how the rebels bought their arms. By Andrew Whitehead

A quarter of a century ago, the BBC’s Michael Buerk achieved something very rare – he not only reported the world, but changed it a little bit. His vivid on-the-spot coverage of a famine “of biblical proportions” in Tigray in Northern Ethiopia pricked the conscience of the richer part of the world. The money cameContinue reading “Bob, Band Aid and how the rebels bought their arms. By Andrew Whitehead”

Saint Bob Geldorf – charlatan – saviour – Greek Tragedy or just misunderstood?

March 2011: Bob Geldof to receive honorary doctorate From Israeli University Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof will receive an honorary doctorate from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Geldof’s paternal grandfather, a Belgian chef, married a Jewish woman, Amelia Falk, in London before moving to Ireland. The honorary doctorate from BGU will be the latestContinue reading “Saint Bob Geldorf – charlatan – saviour – Greek Tragedy or just misunderstood?”

Charity & Scottish Independence

Devolution affords Scottish charities the opportunity to forge their own relationships with MSPs providing them with access to parliament in a way they have never had before. This freedom of access does not have the support of many UK, (London) controlled charities who are unwilling to cede power to their Scottish branches. In 200* TheContinue reading “Charity & Scottish Independence”

The Independence Of Scottish Charities

The Independence Of Scottish Charities Devolution affords Scottish charities the opportunity to forge their own relationships with MSPs providing them with access to parliament in a way they have never had before. This freedom of access does not have the support of many UK, (London) controlled charities who are unwilling to cede power to theirContinue reading “The Independence Of Scottish Charities”

Comic Relief – Plaything of the Chipping Norton Set – Makes Money Out Of Misery

      When is a charity not a charity? When it is the toy of the, CHIPPING NORTON SET. Money for the boys and girls in power. The Comic Relief Charity allegedly inappropriately invested, (£630,000) of the charities money, in Weapons Manufacturer BAE (The Serious Fraud Office Investigated). Comic Relief bosses were left withContinue reading “Comic Relief – Plaything of the Chipping Norton Set – Makes Money Out Of Misery”

Charities Are Big Business – Are They Feasting on the Kindness of Donors

      Charities – Are they all worthy of our support? Daytime television commercial advertising is heavily biased in favour of charitable donations. Every 10 minutes an advert pops up on the screen imploring viewers to donate only £2 monthly to a charity advertising its need for urgent but regular financial support. This isContinue reading “Charities Are Big Business – Are They Feasting on the Kindness of Donors”