In 1946 George Orwell warned authors against making money from writing propaganda for bodies such as the British Council, deeming such work a waste of creative energy. Nonetheless, in recent times, it seems that those writing propaganda for the Council's commercial activities have been reading Orwell's novel 'Nineteen Eighty Four'. When defending its aggressive commercial plans and arguing for continued … Continue reading Is the British Council ‘Entrepreneurial’?
Charity may well begin at home, but Ministers who bravely encourage others to throw stones at the gilded atriums of charitable enterprise should first take care that they do not themselves live in a house with a massive conservatory hidden round the back. George Osborne has identified 'charities' as a barrier to fair competition in the marketplace, and has urged companies to defend the economy … Continue reading George Osborne hits out at “anti-business” charities