I have now spoken with someone at the NCVO, as well as with some of the relevant public bodies (the Charities Commission, the European Commission the Foreign Office and the Home Office) about the EU proposal for a Code of Conduct for the Non-Profit Sector. The plot has thickened somewhat, as it now appears that some of the provisions may actually be the agenda of the UK Treasury, attempting to do via the EU processes what it cannot do via the UK Parliament. That is to say, policy laundering.

One of my MEPs has agreed to submit a written question about the democratic mandate behind the measure, which should be interesting.