The Smith Institute – official enquiry

The following
Press release issued today by the Charity Commission. with regard to the Smith Institute.


Statement on the Charity Commission and the Smith Institute

The Charity Commission for England
and Wales has
opened a formal inquiry into the charity The Smith Institute today.

The decision to open an inquiry was taken in the light of new information we
have received which raises concerns about some of the charity’s work.

The scope of the inquiry is to determine whether The Smith Institute is both
established and operating as a charity advancing the education of the public in
the field of study and research into the economy of the United

The Commission has informed the charity of this decision. The Commission has
been and continues to engage with the charity in relation to the issues raised.


This site would
like to thank Guido Fawkes.
Without his dogged background work and the publicity on his and other blog
sites this Charity Commission investigation would not have taken off.



About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
This entry was posted in Main Page. Bookmark the permalink.