Saturday 21 August 2010

Volunteering - So What Do You Do, Mr Maude?

The Conservative Party's "Big Society" plans have made much of the importance of voluntary action: they are encouraging civil servants to volunteer and before the general election, on 31 March, Cameron announced that his ambition was for "every adult to be a member of an active neighbourhood group".

So when Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude, who has responsibility for the 'Big Society' programme, was put on the spot with a simple question from Radio 4's Eddie Mair - "what volunteering do you do?" - you'd have expected that he might have an answer. But apparently not. Here's his stumbling reply:


1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

'That's a really unfair question'
Er, why?

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