David Cameron’s big society ambassador has shut down his own charity, Political Scrapbook can reveal. Tory A-lister Shaun Bailey allowed his My Generation outfit to go to the wall less than a year after Cameron’s other BS adviser, Lord Wei, quit his unpaid position after claiming that working for free is incompatible with “having a life”.
After this blog reported their failure to submit accounts two weeks ago, records held by the Charity Commission show that My Generation officially “ceased to exist” yesterday. When we rang for comment earlier the answerphone was full.
Poor financial accounting and endless personal promotion have plagued My Generation’s relatively short life span. With advertisements for a “Part Time COO” appearing last June, could it be that the charity had outlived its usefulness for the failed Tatler Tory?
The Big Society just wasn’t big enough for Wei and Bailey.
More on Shaun Bailey and My Generation:
- Feb 2010: £16,000 unaccounted for for at My Generation
- April 2010: More questions over £60,000 of travel expenses
- April 2011: Big Society Ambassador tripled “charity publicity” in election year
- June 2011: Committee quiz “Big Society” Ambassador over dodgy accounts
- February 2012: Shaun Bailey fails to submit his charity’s accounts (again)