Except that’s all bollocks, isn’t it?
The argument is that the government is giving money to the charities that they then use to lobby the government – so effectively it’s paying to lobby itself. The reason that it’s bollocks is that the government doesn’t actually have any money of its own because it gets it all from the taxpayers!
So next time you’re having a tin – or these days a direct debit mandate – waved under your nose, just remember that you already contributed, through your taxes, without being asked.
The simple way to avoid this ‘problem’ of lobbying is to allow the taxpayer to contribute voluntarily instead of compulsorily and for the government to give to charities exactly what I give them…
…and that’s fuck all!