Worldwide coverage of Smith Institute Report

U.K. Charity Criticized Over Links to Gordon Brown By Robert Hutton and Gonzalo Vina July 18 (Bloomberg) — Britain’s charity regulator criticized the Smith Institute over its links with Gordon Brown and his Labour Party, saying it failed to maintain the political neutrality required for its tax-exempt status. The Charity Commission also said Brown failed to answer its questions about...
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COPs Report Gordon Brown to Electoral Commission

Senior rapporteur Harry Cole has written to the Electoral Commission following the Charity Commission report into the Smith Institute. The report confirmed information indicating that Gordon Brown received undeclared donations in kind from the Smith Institute in the form of the services of Bob Shrum, a pollster paid by the Smith Institute who advised Gordon Brown on electoral strategy. The 17...
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Charity Commission Refuses Smith Institute Freedom of Information Request

Immediately after the Charity Commission report into the Smith Institute was released Sunlight COPs made a Freedom of Information application for documents associated with the investigation. After the 2001 investigation the documents were released. This time the Commission claimed an exemption. We feel that this is unjustified and that it is in the public interest to see how a public body...
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Centre for Open Politics Worldwide Coverage of Smith Institute Report Worldwide Coverage of Smith Institute Report

U.K. Charity Criticized Over Links to Gordon Brown By Robert Hutton and Gonzalo Vina July 18 (Bloomberg) — Britain’s charity regulator criticized the Smith Institute over its links with Gordon Brown and his Labour Party, saying it failed to maintain the political neutrality required for its tax-exempt status. The Charity Commission also said Brown failed to answer its questions about...
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Smith Institute : the Questions the Charity Commission Report Needs to Answer

Our first press release is here. We are absorbing the report before commenting further.
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Danny Finklestein comments on the Charity Commission report

Danny Finklestein over at Comment Central has a piece about the failings of the Smith Institute and particuarly the role of Bob...
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