Reaction to Newmark's departure and Wilson's appointment as charities minister
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Reaction to Newmark's departure and Wilson's appointment as charities minister

29 Sep 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

On the eve of the Conservative Party Conference, Brooks Newmark resigned as minister for civil society after allegations in the Sunday Mirror that he sent intimate photographs of himself to an undercover reporter. Rob Wilson was swiftly announced as the new minister. Civil Society News has collated some of your reactions to the news:

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Reaction to Newmark's departure and Wilson's appointment as charities minister

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Is Brooks Newmark really as bad as he sounds?

New charities minister Brooks Newmark has not made himself popular in the sector with his opening comments. David Ainsworth asks whether he will prove as bad a minister as many fear.

Reaction to Newmark's knitting comments

Unsurprisingly the sector was quick to respond to Brooks Newmark’s comment that charities should “stick to their knitting” and stay out of the “realm of politics”.

Society Diary: the rubble bucket challenge and the Boob Aid Squeeze-a-thon

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Has the taxpayer gained? I don't think so - the small savings to the Treasury (after the redundancy costs) are far outweighed by the damaging consequences of an under-resourced charity regulator.

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George Bush took the ice bucket challenge

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The sector's representative bodies must be bolder in telling the Charity Commission what they think of the proposed annual return reforms, says Dan Corry.

Film of the week: OneMinuteJr by Unicef Ukraine

Unicef Ukraine has released a series of one minute videos created by children caught up in the conflict as a way for displaced children to tell their stories.

Society Diary: Charity draws map that ‘looks like a willy’

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