charities bill

At 8.30am on Saturday morning, most normal people are having a lie in, at work or busy with weekend chores. Not so the Cabinet Office Minister Matthew Hancock, who his weekend took the opportunity to sneak out an announcement - with no consultation or prior warning - that in future, any charity in receipt of public money must not use it to influence government or Parliament.
If Conservatives whinge every time they lose a vote in the Lords, and then turn use those occasions to justify packing the place with those they can 'rely' on rather than those who will genuinely engage in debate, the casualty will be good government.