PR, the dark arts of Parasitic Rats

A letter a day to number 10. No 951 Saturday 20 December 2014. Dear Mr Cameron, Breaking news: George Osborne has given his chief of staff, Rupert Harrison, one of the chief architects of the public sector pay freeze, a 19% pay rise taking him from £80,000 a year to £95,000. Osborne really likes to […]

Poverty isn’t the crime, the treatment of the poor is

A letter a day to number 10. No 950 Friday 19 December 2014. Dear Mr Cameron, Today, I just thought I’d give you a breakdown of the  minimum amount the law defines a person needs to live on, currently, as far as I can tell, £71, which is £29.56 less than Iain Duncan Smith claimed […]

Disabled people brutalised into labouring to save the economy, but no ILF. Oh really?

A letter a day to number 10. No 945 Sunday 14 December 2014. Dear Mr Cameron, We are facing system failure and sadly that’s down to a failure of imagination and a failure to progress. For example, you and the Unions have something in common, work, you may differ over how you see it but […]

IDS, after Auschwitz – ‘disabled people would be made free by working’

A letter a day to number 10. No 943 Friday 12 December 2014. Dear Mr Cameron, It’s hard to imagine a more inappropriate ambassador to Auschwitz than you, the man in charge of a government whose Work and Pensions Secretary said after his own visit to Auschwitz that ‘ disabled people would be made free […]

Britain’s enemy within

A letter a day to number 10. No 942 Thursday 11 December 2014. Dear Mr Cameron, I am old enough to remember when a family existed on a single pay packet, traditionally the mans, and I also recall some of the myths and prejudices that existed then, probably one of the most common ones being […]