More evidence,if we did not have enough already, of the outright blackmail and attacks on Britain's vulnerable and disabled as tory minister threatens 'Play Ball with us, or we cut your funding..'
So if charities are gagged, then how do we lobby at all for fair treatment ? TWONK ! Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs yesterday denounced Eric Pickles’ assertion that charities would be stripped of grants if they campaigned against government, and said they would reverse such measures if they held power after the election.
Pickles released a statement last week on gov.uk saying that charities could not use taxpayers’ funds to lobby government. He said there was a widespread practice of government funding charities as "sock puppets" to lobby itself.