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Brooks Newmark: a knit wit?

2 Oct 2014 | Ian Allsop

Ian Allsop returned from holiday to find many in the sector already needled by Brooks Newmark. This article was written for Charity Finance magazine, which went to press before Newmark resigned as minister for civil society.

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