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Oxfam comms director says politicians are using regulation to silence charities

26 Feb 2015 | Alice Sharman

Oxfam’s director of communications said yesterday that politicians were using regulation to threaten the reputation of charities that disagreed with them.


Oxfam comms director says politicians are using regulation to silence charities

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