Camila Batmanghelidjh

The Spectator’s Kids Company exposé named Scoop of the Year

5 April 2016 16:51

It’s a red-letter day here at 22 Old Queen St: Miles Goslett’s exposé of Kids Company has just been named Scoop…

BBC1’s Kids Company ‘expose’ was nothing of the sort

4 February 2016 18:12

To her supporters, Camila Batmanghelidjh is a deeply caring woman whose charity Kids Company was cruelly extinguished last summer thanks…

Kids Company: How the Spectator first blew the whistle

1 February 2016 7:36

A year ago, The Spectator blew the top off the Kids Company scandal – it was to take Fleet Street…

The trouble with Kids Company

29 December 2015 22:00

We continue our rundown of the top 10 most-read Spectator articles of 2015: No7 is Miles Goslett’s exposé of Kids…

Alan Yentob’s ‘resignation’ only makes him less accountable

7 December 2015 13:02

The BBC’s spin doctors will be broadly happy at the coverage Alan Yentob’s ‘resignation’ as BBC Creative Director has generated,…

Camila Batmanghelidjh comes to the government’s aid

16 November 2015 12:47

Since Mr S’s colleague Miles Goslett blew the whistle on Kids Company – and its founder Camila Batmanghelidjh — in…

David Cameron cannot escape blame for the Kids Company scandal

29 October 2015 13:50

Today’s National Audit Office report into the collapse of Kids Company shines new light on the scandal. It shows that…

Kids Company given an ‘unbelievable’ £46 million in taxpayers’ money, despite repeated warnings

29 October 2015 9:42

The Kids Company web of intrigue is slowly being untangled. A report from the National Audit Office reveals that despite repeated warnings…

Camila Batmanghelidjh and Alan Yentob defiant at select committee hearing

15 October 2015 13:45

The two central figures in the Kids Company fiasco, Camila Batmanghelidjh and Alan Yentob, have been grilled by the Public Administration…

The perfect storm: a right-on charity run by a right-on woman and a right-on BBC executive

10 August 2015 15:31

The BBC’s Creative Director, Alan Yentob, seems to have spent the last week or so dashing from studio to studio…

We are still blinded by the ‘halo effect’

6 August 2015 17:31

Every age has people protected by a certain ‘halo effect’? At points in the past members of the clergy might…

How I blew the whistle on Kids Company – and Camila Batmanghelidjh

6 August 2015 14:40

Until February 2015, when The Spectator published my article on Kids Company, not a single bad word about it or…

Journalists didn’t kill Kids Company. Camila Batmanghelidjh did

6 August 2015 11:05

To listen to Camila Batmanghelidjh on the Radio 4 this morning, you’d think that her upstanding charity had been mysteriously…

It’s hard to judge a charity’s performance by its emotional rhetoric

12 February 2015 15:02

Questions about whether a particular charity fulfils its aims are being asked with increasing frequency these days, and quite right too.…