Tag Archives: Camilla Batmanghelidjh

An appealing invitation


This morning broadcasters have invited Bernard Jenkin MP to speak about the failing of a high profile charity and what wisdom he and other backbench MPs can bring to bear on what happened. One of his comments on Radio 4 was … Continue reading

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A revealing debate


So much of what our broadcasters and newspapers show us of Parliament focuses on either childish behaviour at Prime Minister Questions (now becoming Prime Minister ignoring questions) or the contrast between the full chamber when things matters to MPs such as … Continue reading

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Kids Company and glitter


There are many lessons to be learnt and questions to be asked following the collapse of Kids Company. Some of these must be laid at the door of the charity and most importantly all seven of the Trustees. No one can … Continue reading

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Paternalism and hindsight


Whilst experts and the opinionated pore over the lessons to be learned from the demise of Kids Company in terms of what the charity did right or wrong, the real challenge for all of us is how to ensure society can … Continue reading

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Closing down a charity


The closure of Kids Company has been written about by others much more erudite than I, in particular my friend Andy Winter wrote a very good piece yesterday. However the tragic story has reminded me of an earlier time when … Continue reading

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Charities under threat


As I have written previously, the Conservative Party in Parliament, largely at odds with the rest of the Party in local Council settings seems to mistrust and even dislike the charitable sector. They fully understand the benefit of being associated … Continue reading

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