The vote to leave will have overwhelmingly negative consequences for charities
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The vote to leave will have overwhelmingly negative consequences for charities 1

24 Jun 2016 | David Ainsworth
Tags: Elections

Charities were hugely in favour of remaining in the European Union, and will face mostly negative results because of the decision to leave, says David Ainsworth.

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Rob Wilson at the launch Credit: SEUK

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