'Government muzzling charities smells of Stalinism': Twitter reacts to new grant clause

'Government muzzling charities smells of Stalinism': Twitter reacts to new grant clause

8 Feb 2016

On Saturday the Cabinet Office announced a new clause in its grant contracts which will see charities prevented from lobbying government with grant money. The sector, as well as several MPs, took to Twitter to give their opinions on the new clause.


'Government muzzling charities smells of Stalinism': Twitter reacts to new grant clause

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