REVIEW OF THE YEAR: THEY SAID IT

"Most NGOs oppose poverty, and the net effect of this war will be more poverty."

- Steve Tibbett of War on Want , Hot Issue, 22 January

"Some charities act as a barrier to promoting disabled people. Their whole ethos is that they exist because disabled people are incapable."

- Andy Rickell, British Council of Disabled People, Hot Issue, 19 February

"This is a slur on parents, including my wife and I, who have found that a judiciously applied smack can help teach a child right from wrong"

- Conservative MP Gary Streeter on NSPCC's anti-smacking campaign, News, 12 March

"Red Nose Day stands in the same relation to real charity as a paedophile's sexual obsession stands in relation to real love for a child."

- Will Self, They Said It, 19 March

"The new director-general fails to understand that the most important work of the RSPCA is done from dirty back gardens."

- Angela Walden, former RSPCA member, News, 7 May

"Clare Short has been a forceful and forthright advocate of international development issues, but forthright is not the same as right."

- Barry Coates, World Development Movement, Hot Issue, 21 May

"The concept of gentleman amateurs running charities is close to meltdown."

- Stephen Bubb, Acevo, They Said It, 28 May

"Why does every trustee board elect one loudmouth who insists on delivering an oration at each meeting?"

- Kenneth Hoffman, US fundraising consultant, Thinkpiece, 4 June.

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