It’s been seven months since the Daily Mail, through its venomous columnist Katie Hopkins, launched an attack on Creative Access (CA) – a British diversity charity that helps place people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds secure paid internships in the creative industries, such as publishing, broadcasting, journalism and public relations.
Sadly, it seems that Hopkins and her followers have won. This week it was announced that the charity has lost £2m in funding from the government and is facing imminent closure.
That is government spending.
And it really is just government spending too. They got, assuming I’m reading their accounts right, £4,500 in private donations. £300k or so in donations of services (presumably rent etc) and the other million was half of a two year government grant.
This is not, in any meaningful sense, a charity. It’s government spending.