Politicians and media getting more hostile towards charities, poll finds


Exclusive: 90% of UK campaigners surveyed say their freedom to speak out or protest is under threat


Charities are facing increased hostility from politicians and the media, with some in danger of being reduced to “fodder for phoney culture wars,” according to a leading campaigning group.


The Sheila McKechnie Foundation said its annual survey of campaigners showed that nearly two-thirds thought politicians were becoming increasingly negative and less tolerant towards charities which actively fight for social justice.


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