They’re going to find so much at the bottom of this

The storm intensified last night after a Mail on Sunday investigation obtained leaked emails that show:
A Kids Company worker complained to Ms Batmanghelidjh in 2011 after a vulnerable young person told her a member of staff repeatedly visited them in bed at night and ‘cuddled and hugged’ them.
Commenting on the police investigation launched last week, Ms Batmanghelidjh told staff: ‘We must be very significant that they’re going after us in this way!’

That sort of ego doesn’t bode well for what they were up to really, does it?

26 thoughts on “They’re going to find so much at the bottom of this”

  1. Tax evasion, corruption, influence peddling, misuse of public funds handed over to a charity and now accusations of kiddy fiddlers on the staff.

    Dearie me, I don’t know how Ms. Batmanandrobin is going to get out of this one.

    Tune in next week for another thrilling episode…

  2. EVEN THE COPS ARE IN ON IT NOW!! The conspiracy against them widens.

    The reality, of course, once we discount inflamed Progressive egos, is that there is no conspiracy and they are not at all significant, except in the case of their publicly exposed wrongdoing.

  3. Her style of dress (“explosion in a Nigerian sofa factory”) suggests attention-seeking and egotism, which I suppose the gullible might take for eccentricity and charisma. I imagine she started off with good intentions, but gradually came to believe that her ends justified her means. What did sound financial management matter when weighed against “the needs of the children”?

  4. So the charity is going to collapse due to the government withholding tax payers money.
    So is it a charity or an unofficial government department?

    The more I see of charities, the more I realise that I am indirectly donating to them through my taxes.

    Which is why I do not feel the need to pop money into the tin.

  5. Yes, people, Batmanghelidjh s a real name. Batman is a city (and province) in Turkey. Batmanghelidjh is name derived from the place. Apart from ‘haha what a funny sounding name’, is there anything else to be said? ‘Jokes’ about Batman just sound like something from the playground.

    I mean, really, how can you focus on a strange-sounding name instead of the fucking huge target of the odious person wearing it?

  6. Don’t worry, Dave, we’ll get around to the target. It’s just that chortling at strange names is something the English do.

    I’m surprised you don’t know that? Could it be you aren’t very familiar with anything you clearly despise?

  7. I went to school with two boys who, by chance, both came to school in the same car driven by one of their fathers; surnames, Cox and Dicks. How we laughed. (Prep school, so everyone called each other by their surnames unless close friends).

    As to Ms. BatmanJellyBaby, I don’t see anyone saying we should be kind to Iain Dimwit Shit either. Because we aren’t going to be.

  8. We make jokes about her name because we can’t pronounce it.

    In the same vein, those Japanese old time cowboy film enthusiasts probably came up with their own name for Roy Rogers.

    And yes, the really appalling bit of the story is that a few days after it was admitted that a few lefty luvvies conspired in a fraud to AVOID tax, it’s announced that HMRC is going to be able to take your money and pay it back later if it does turn out to be stealing after all.

  9. We also laugh at her name to bring her down a peg because her ego is so massive, just like her body. #SeeWhatIDidThere

  10. Salamander,

    “The more I see of charities, the more I realise that I am indirectly donating to them through my taxes.

    Which is why I do not feel the need to pop money into the tin.”

    Many charities, along with the state, have wrecked the sector. I used to stick money in a tin if it sounded like a vaguely nice thing. Now, I want to know what it’s going to be spent on, because a lot of charities are slippery fuckers, promoting some of the things they do, while using a lot of the money for what they think should be done with your money.

    It’s why I mostly give to smaller charities now. It’s much more transparent what they’re getting up to. Give to an air ambulance with 25 staff running it, if they try and do things that aren’t related to the air ambulance or fundraising for it, you’re going to notice.

  11. My theory on the Nigerian sofa look, is that it derives from the Dazzle camouflage used on battleships in WW1.

  12. The Meissen Bison

    The Stigler/Salamander:

    a simple rule of thumb is that if you’ve heard of a charity, it’s probably not worth supporting (directly).

  13. John galt said:
    “Dearie me, I don’t know how Ms. Batmanandrobin is going to get out of this one.”

    Simple: – “RACIST”

  14. Dearie me, I don’t know how Ms. Batmanandrobin is going to get out of this one.

    Easily, she’s a protected member of The Establishment. She’s already had HMRC throwing its law book in the bin on her behalf. A spot of kiddie fiddling on the part of her staff will get similarly overlooked.

  15. @ The Meissen Bison
    I only support charities that I have heard of – and *know something about*.
    Perhaps you mean “if you’ve heard of a charity *on the BBC or in the Guardian* …”?

  16. The Meissen Bison

    John 77

    The only ‘household names’ worthy of support that I can think of are the RNLI and the RHS though there may be others.

    Health, overseas development, animal and child charities whose names are widely recognised are invariably ghastly havens for superannuated labour placemen.

    Another rule of thumb is whether the chief executive is called a chief executive and has a salary greater than David Cameron’s.

    Yet another would be whether less than 95% of the revenue comes from sources other than voluntary contributions, legacies and investments.

    But of course you’re right, detailed first hand knowledge is the best guide.

  17. Back to the serious business of funny names, this Dave should be aware that immature does not mean unfunny. And Mosley, with his oafish footer bags never stood a chance.

    One of my colleagues is called Walter Boffalow.

  18. Give yer money to the Primary Club. When I read how much money the Government have pissed away on this woman you really do wonder.

  19. @ TMB
    95%? WTF? Shouldn’t that be 50% or less?
    Both sisters are charity trustees, so I get honest feedback, and I trust the Hon Treasurer of my parish church. I have also contributed to the sponsorship of a few individuals, including the majority of my little sister’s bridesmaids. Another is now working as a doctor in Nepal at his own expense, having taken early retirement from his GP practice.

  20. John77

    I rather think I’m saying that more than 5% from sources OTHER than voluntary donors (one way and another) is not really a charity.

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