Oliver Letwin and Matt Hancock are two Tory ministers previously given to making pronouncements about others’ supposed profligacy with public money … but not any more!
An MP who used taxpayers’ money to back her boyfriend’s non-profit consultancy work failed to declare extensive links to a lossmaking charity — and their joint partnership in a business set up to support it.
The statutory regulator has written to four registered charities demanding that they distance themselves from the Conservative Party after being cited in a pro-Tory letter ‘from small businesses’ to the Telegraph yesterday.
10 Downing Street used public money to bail out a charity run by a party donor, a damning report by the National Audit Office has revealed. Having used the Charities Act to avoid running a competitive process to run the Big Society Awards, the Cabinet Office had already spaffed £350,000 in public funding on the Big Society […]
Interesting to see Help For Heroes (registered charity number 1120920) being used by The Sun (£) this morning as a prop in the newspaper’s battle with the Labour Party. Indeed, when the EDL tried to raise money for the veterans’ organisation, a spokesman stated: “It’s the same for any political party … As a charity, we’re non-political.” Charities […]
Hidden in a the quarterly magazine of right-wing Tory group Conservative Way Forward, Scrapbook can only assume that the following didn’t form part of the Margaret Thatcher Centre’s application for charity status, approved last week. “Popular culture, powered by the BBC and over-mighty teaching unions, has portrayed Lady Thatcher as a mean, cynical and even evil ﬁgure […]