Not that bothered about soldiers

Via Timmy’s Other Place, I see that a number of defence charities have turned down some £3 million donations… These charities may well be snubbing the News of the World but it is the beneficiaries themselves who will suffer—you know, those brave troops who are supposedly the raisin d’être of these organisations.

So we get it, yes? DK thinks symbolic gestures that don’t harm organisations, only those they serve, are bad. Conlusion to this post?

…it means they’ll get nothing from me…

Basically, I’m not sure turning down the money was a good idea, but if it convinces journalists and the public that sometimes forgiveness is not easier to get than permission for the terrible things they do for money, it may be a good thing.


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