Charities

Letters: Stop with the propaganda – marijuana use is not trivial

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Scrutinising charities Sir: Toby Young was right to raise questions about War on Want’s links to the Stop Trump campaign…

Why I won’t see the Darkest Hour

20 January 2018 9:00 am

The BBC programme The Coronation, on Sunday evening, was extremely interesting, principally, of course, because of the Queen’s appearance on…

Why people with learning disabilities should be allowed to work for less than the minimum wage

4 March 2017 9:00 am

The rising minimum wage keeps her, and almost all people with learning disabilities, from the dignity of a paid job

Generation Snowflake: how we train our kids to be censorious cry-babies

4 June 2016 9:00 am

We’re training our children to be thin-skinned, censorious and belligerently entitled

The great and good urging us to vote ‘in’ have been bought off by Brussels

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Many of the worthies urging us to stay 'in' are on the EU payroll

A memorial for 92-year-old Olive Cooke, Britain's longest serving poppy seller, who sold poppies for the Royal British Legion every year after her husband was killed in 1943. (Photo: Getty)

Why it's better to give money to a beggar than to a charity

30 January 2016 9:00 am

No good deed goes unpunished. This is a saying that applies with special poignancy to Olive Cooke, the 92-year-old poppy…

The triumph of nuclear weapons – and the defeat of nuclear power

15 August 2015 9:00 am

‘I visited the black marble obelisk which marks the epicentre of the explosion, and I saw the plain domestic wall-clock…

Charities are the last bastion of corporate greed

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Charities’ fundraising practices are out of control

A better way to be charitable: just give money

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Seven years ago I wrote here about a site called Kiva.org. I had met the co-founder of this charity when…

Spectator letters: The ENO must go on; another expensive typo; and PC and Pamela

14 February 2015 9:00 am

A vandalistic proposal Sir: Igor Toronyi-Lalic (Farewell, ENO, 7 February) displays a lack of judgment in advocating ENO’s demise and…

Dear Mary: My teenager insists on an NHS operation. What can I do?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Q. Our son, aged l6, has a medical condition which, although not life-threatening, requires surgery by a specialist to pre-empt…

I’m scared to admit to being a Tory in today’s C of E

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Believe me, it’s not easy to be a Tory in today’s C of E