Brooks Newmark on passion, politics and campaigning
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Brooks Newmark on passion, politics and campaigning

5 Sep 2014

Earlier this week the new minister for civil society Brooks Newmark caused controversy with his remarks that charities should "stick to their knitting" and keep out of the "realm of politics". Here he speaks in more detail about his views on charity campaigning.

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