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Jon Trickett MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, commenting on the letter from the heads of Britain’s biggest charities to David Cameron accusing him of abandoning the voluntary sector, said:

“This is more evidence of the gap between David Cameron’s Big Society rhetoric and the reality of his policies which are hitting the charitable sector hard.

“Over two thirds of charities are being forced to cut frontline services as a direct result of David Cameron’s cuts which go too far too fast, at a time when his Government is making hardworking families pick up the bill for his economic failure with a tax on strivers.

“For all David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ rhetoric, the truth is that he is betraying the long standing values and work of the voluntary and community sector in this country.”

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