34 thoughts on “De Friday Papers

  1. Catherinecostelloe

    I think its wrong to ask people to donate water refunds to homeless charities. Its stated that not only have we too many charities operating on this crisis but there is no value for money as many are overlapping on same services with poor regulation. We can’t seem to get anything running smoothly if state run. I’m sorry I’ve lost faith in ” charities”.

    1. Kdoc1

      The amount of public money that goes to the homeless industry is staggering. It should be given to local authorities to build homes.

      1. scottser

        this is the crux of it. most new entrants into homelessness have no other support requirements outside of finding a home and can carry on that search without the assistance of a homeless or housing charity. all they need is a properly functioning housing market where you can rent with security until a longer term option can be secured. they don’t need a support worker to tell them to keep trying to source viewings and compete with people who are working and have a cash deposit in their pockets.

    2. bisted

      …but Catherine…those CEO salaries and expenses aren’t going to pay themselves…#thinkofthehairdressers…

        1. Twunt

          No, charity is big business, a lot of people are earning a lot of coin from your donations. The amount that goes to the cause is staggeringly small.

          1. Twunt

            London-based True and Fair Foundation surveyed more than 5,000 UK charities. It found that one in five were spending less than 50 per cent of income on charitable work.

          2. LW

            So 80% are spending over 50% of their income on charitable work? How does that qualify as staggeringly small?

    3. GiggidyGoo

      These charities know that the refund system is designed to make it difficult for some people to get reimbursed. The people who don’t have bank accounts or who paid in cash in order to protect their bank details from IW/FFG. Another farce where everyone except government tries to sort out the homeless situation.
      None of my money will ever go to charities ever again.

      1. Milo

        Amazing how much charity hate on BS from posters who claim to be compassionate. Most of the above comments are facile and plain wrong. Charity workers do a lot of the heavy lifting in this country while you sit there spouting your platitudes. I hope you never need their services.

        1. Twunt

          It is not the charity workers people have issue with, it is the lack of transparency and the financial mismanagement. There is a lot of money being syphoned off.

          1. LW

            Twunt Simon, focus etc publish their accounts on their websites. You can see for yourself the amount that goes on services, and it’s not staggeringly small. There’s a difference between lack of transparency, and not calling to you personally to explain where the. money goes

          2. LW

            Twunt: Simon, focus etc publish their accounts on their websites. You can see for yourself the amount that goes on services, and it’s not staggeringly small. There’s a difference between lack of transparency, and not calling to you personally to explain where the. money goes

        1. GiggidyGoo

          Already do volunteer work Frilly. I won’t donate though apart from my time and actual goods. The real up front charities should be totally financed by the state. After all, they’re doing the states work. It’s a bad reflection on this country that everything from homelessness to financing medical treatment ends up in begging from people that are already to the pin of their collar with existing and new (LPT, Levies on health insurance, energy levies) taxes.

        2. LW

          You’ve been saying that for years, but you’ve yet to make any attempt at explaining how occasional volunteering can replace the expertise provided by some of the dedicated charities in operation

        3. Milo

          Oh yes, that works. Sher a few oul hours here and dere. Fupp de weak, dey can wait til I’ve had me tea.. cold lady.

  2. Shayna

    It’s a tad extreme of the Spanish police to go ahead and arrest members of the State of Catalan’s government. Madrid went a bit stir crazy over Gibralter last year, then that settled because the Spanish police couldn’t arrest anyone..

  3. GiggidyGoo

    Two completely different photos of the Grime brothers. One shows their self pity au naturel , and the other staged. Will the barrister be representing us in the Eurovision next year?

    1. Custo

      Just saw this quote elsewhere:

      [The defendant’s] memo of the meeting at his home in Limerick in August 2011 described the twins as “lovely lads (hyper)”… His memo also recorded that the twins appeared “to lose interest” after about an hour and started “running around the house” and eating fruit.

      Made me laugh

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