'Social Enterprises Existed Long Before Modern Politics. We Are Just Trying To Break Down Their Barriers'

07/03/2013 03:43 pm ET
  • The Guardian

The article written by Chi Onwurah MP assumed the Conservative party is "positioning" itself on social enterprise. The very use of this word betrays a mindset that is not conducive to a thriving social enterprise sector. Social enterprise is not a political football, no party owns social enterprise, and this kind of attitude can lead parties to take the sector for granted.

Recently, I was pleased to be appointed the government's new social value ambassador – not because I believe organisations need direction or guidance but because I see the potential of social enterprises, charities and voluntary organisations to improve our communities, and I want to help them to realise that potential.

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