Mr Furlong and I are what you could call anti-charity. Me more so than him. I object to our tax money (which supports these big charities) being used to persecute minorities, like smokers. So I won’t give to any of the cancer charities. And I tell them why. But Mr Furlong objects to the huge squandering of money that goes on within charities.
An example is the massive salary “earned” by CRUK (Cancer Research UK) chief executive Harpal Kumar – £240,000 a year. In the UK, we will see them pushing their new project “Dry September” – i.e. no alcohol. Alcohol causes cancer it seems.
“Kumar, 50, lives in a luxury £1.6m home in north-west London and does not have a mortgage.
Nine executives at Cancer Research UK earn more than the Prime Minister.
Peter Wanless, CEO of the NSPCC, (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) earns a staggering £162,000 per year – £40,000 more than his predecessor Andrew Flanagan.
Other high earners include Amnesty International’s Salil Shetty, who pockets a salary of up to £210,000, and Tom Wright of Age UK, who earns up to £190,000 a year.
Sexual health charity Marie Stopes did not disclose boss Simon Cooke’s wage, but his predecessor earned £263,000.”
I think it’s totally and absolutely disgusting and should be stopped.