In typical progressive fashion, she’s spent the last few days lashing out at everything around her like a confused and angry Godzilla trapped in a chintz duvet, and the now-familiar distancing oneself from the imminent wreck (and possible fraud charges) has already begun.
Naturally, the progressive media has been caught flat-footed, unsure whether to cling to its ‘Camila is a saint! It’s all a Tory plot!’ line, or go in with the ‘We had misgivings all along, but she hoodwinked us!’ defence.
It’s about time that attention turned to those supposedly-vulnerable kiddiwinks, isn’t it?
The government is urgently scrambling to find alternative support for 6,000 of the most vulnerable children in the fallout from the closure of the charity Kids Company, the Guardian can reveal.Who could fail to be moved by their, errrr, plight?
Outside the charity’s premises in Camberwell, south London, Sharlene Reid, 27, who had been supported by Kids Company as a youngster and volunteered there herself, said the street outside had earlier seen protests by parents and children who relied on the charity’s services.
She said: “You just drop the bomb like that and expect people to just move on? There’s people’s lives at stake here, as well as the children. What about them?
“We have to make the government hear us. We were protesting. It was not planned, we all came here because they said it was shutting down, come and collect your things. My friend WhatsApped me this morning and I said, ‘it’s got that bad?’
“Camila has built this up from scratch and she doesn’t take, she just gives. She’s a wonderful woman, all she does is go there [to government] and ask for money to give to the vulnerable.”
A second woman, who declined to give her name but described Kids Company as like “family”, said: “I don’t think Camila is in this to get money. The money she’s got is serious. It’s not even a profit thing. You can’t even get money from this organisation, it’s a charity. I just feel for the children.
“You have done it at a bad time. It’s half term now, the children are stuck at home with their parents. Some of those parents have got mental health problems.”So, to sum up, these ‘poverty-stricken’ parents (who can afford smartphones) are worried that with the demise of this fakecharity, they might have to actually parent their own kids and spend some of their own money, instead of dipping their hand in the taxpayer’s pocket by proxy?