I have previously always supported the RNLI when possible.
But in recent times they have started sending money abroad to help in, for example, teaching women to swim in Bangladesh and Tanzania. Admittedly, its just 2% of their funds, but even that is too much. If I worry about drownings in Bangladesh and Tanzania I want to send them money direct, not through a body set up to safeguard our own coasts. Imagine an accountant charged with misuse of funds said in his defence, “Well, it was only 2%”.
On top of which they prolong the migrant crisis in the Channel with their aid to illegal immigrants and people traffickers. The Channel is now the main area of operations for this once honourable organisation.
I wish the courageous crews and volunteers would leave and start an alternative organisation, as we certainly need it.