The great Tory neoliberal work scam

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,014 Saturday 28 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, In a market that just doesn’t want or need full time workers and which exploits every trick in the book and government legislation to undermine the work force, your focus on driving people into work is worse than asinine, […]

Social security (benefits) claimants are treated worse than offenders

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,013 Friday 27 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Dr David Webster, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, in written evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee on Benefit sanctions wrote the following: “A combination of ‘silo’ thinking by officials in the DWP and its […]

Paying the price for injustice

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,012 Thursday 26 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, A good mate of mine was sacked today for speaking out against a situation at work that was unjust. He’s come home sick to death of the entire stupid system of work, bullshit and injustice. It was only by […]

Government privatised tax credit fraud

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,011 Wednesday 25 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I had a visit today from someone whose job involves administratively helping me move house. In our wider conversation she described herself as a single parent, hard working, Mum who has had her tax credits stopped due to an […]

The blind bloated power and presumption of privilege

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,010 Tuesday 24 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Sir Malcolm Rifkind has said he has “nothing to be embarrassed about”, after apparently offering his services to a private company for cash, he also said that it was ‘unrealistic’ to expect some MPs to live on their £67,000 […]

Tory long term economic plan – Criminalise the poor

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,009 Monday 23 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, In these days of auto reminders and auto renewals and desktop computers millions of times more powerful than those that landed men on the moon, your government decides it’s time to get tough on prescriptions by criminalising the poorest […]

In praise of thinking, Tories hate it

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,008 Sunday 22 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I am a thinking man, it’s what I do best, even though I was repeatedly told at home, school and university that I think too much. Thinking fits neatly into your skiver/striver mentality, definitely falling into the skiver category. […]

Poor people pay the price of government corruption

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,007 Saturday 21 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, In true form Osborne evades or avoids, not sure which, the HSBC corruption scandal by claiming it was a “cardinal rule as chancellor not to get involved in or know the details of any individual’s or any individual company’s […]

Esther McVey: punish the vulnerable and call it support

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,006 Friday 20 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I have been wading through the Oral evidence from Esther McVey and Chris Hayes: Benefit sanctions policy beyond the Oakley Review, HC 814 – Wednesday 4 February 2015. First off let me say that I experienced London pea soupers […]

A government of prejudice and ignorance

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,005 Thursday 19 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I would be very interested to know under what circumstances and on what evidence you came up with the idea that there is a need to – “get rid of that well-worn path from the school gate, down to […]