Given that Shaun Bailey had to close down his own charity due to funding cuts, it’s hard to understand why David Cameron’s Big Society Ambassador is still attending public speaking events by parading as its managing director.

Bailey is appearing at a Policy Exchange debate on “The Decline of Working Class MPs” – and is billed under the title:

“Shaun Bailey, Managing Director and co-founder, MyGeneration”

MyGeneration, Bailey’s London-based community project, was forced to shut down after government cuts led to a shortage of funding for charities. But it still managed to rack up huge bills of £60,000 for “travel and subsistance” and spent a whopping £90,000 on “publicity”curiously coinciding with Bailey’s parliamentary campaign.

The closure of the charity seems unsurprising when half of all charities have seen rising costs due to new government measures, and Cameron’s Big Society plans aren’t helping either.

Maybe Bailey chose the wrong song by The Who when naming his charity; it’s less “MyGeneration” and more “Teenage Wasteland”.

  1. “Maybe Bailey chose the wrong song by The Who when naming his charity; it’s less “MyGeneration” and more “Teenage Wasteland”.

    Actually the line “teenage wasteland” comes from the song “Baba O’Reilly”. Perhaps the song “Legal Matter” would be a better choice?

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