Oxfam

Oxfam is – still – struggling to learn its lesson

20 February 2018 13:53

Oxfam’s boss has learned his lesson – or has he? In the wake of the revelations over the Haiti sex…

The Spectator Podcast: Bad charity

15 February 2018 16:19

On this week’s episode, we look at the Oxfam aid scandal and whether charities do more harm than good. We…

The Oxfam scandal will unearth some difficult facts for ministers

12 February 2018 17:05

When the media talk about government outsourcing, they normally concentrate on Capita, G4s or, recently, Carillion. But when it comes…

What the papers say: It’s time to bin the foreign aid target

12 February 2018 8:29

The Oxfam sex abuse scandal rumbles on, with the Times reporting that the charity knew about the questionable conduct of…

Oxfam isn’t alone: UN peacekeepers also exploit women in their care

9 February 2018 7:40

A Times investigation has uncovered the terrible fact that women and possibly young girls in Haiti have been exploited by…

What Oxfam won’t tell you about capitalism and poverty

16 January 2017 7:22

Your average milkman has more wealth than the world’s poorest 100 million people. Doesn’t that show how unfair the world is?…

Oxfam reaches a new, sneakier low

2 March 2016 16:50

Here’s a new low for Oxfam, or rather a different, sneakier low. Three times in recent months I’ve been telephoned…

What Oxfam won’t tell you about capitalism and poverty

18 January 2016 7:37

Your average milkman has more wealth than the world’s poorest 100 million people. Doesn’t that show how unfair the world is?…

Aid is no substitute for defence, and Michael Fallon knows it

30 June 2015 10:20

It’s been obvious for a while that the Prime Minister is exasperated by the way American and other allied officials…

Why do our leaders continue to squander money on overseas aid?

17 April 2015 10:27

One of the more bizarre mysteries of contemporary British politics is the ironclad, almost fanatical intensity of the government’s commitment…

Charities love to lobby so why should they be exempt from the Lobbying Act?

24 February 2015 15:42

In the next few weeks, you’ll hear endless grumbles from charities about the Lobbying Act. They will argue it restricts…

Under Oxfam’s dodgy maths, someone with 50p to his name is “richer” than bottom 2bn

19 January 2015 12:26

Global capitalism has eradicated poverty and generated prosperity in the developing world at an unprecedented rate. You might imagine that a…

What Oxfam doesn’t want you to know: global capitalism means less poverty than ever

19 January 2015 8:58

The hijacking of Oxfam by the politicised left is nothing short of a tragedy. It’s heartbreaking to see a charity…

Oxfam’s Vanity Fair

16 June 2014 11:24

Today, dozens of campaign groups rushed to defend Oxfam’s advert attacking government austerity for ‘forcing more and more people into…