The abusive relationship between government and its cash cow

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,302 Thursday 31 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, In all my, soon to be, 65 years of existence I have never had cause to seriously question taxation in all its many and varied forms, I regarded it as a public good from which each and every one […]

Flood defenses cuts, flooding and DWP sanctions to follow?

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,301 Wednesday 30 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Now that you’ve taken advantage of the floods for a photo opportunity and to point at things perhaps you’d like to take the opportunity explain why flood defence spending has been cut year on year since 2010 and why […]

The Tories are obsessed with beating down the poor

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,300 Tuesday 29 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Since 2010 you have successfully worked to demonise and then punish the poor, ably assisted by the media. George Osborne even included an attack on the poor in his 2012 conference speech, “Where is the fairness, we ask, for […]

There are no circumstances in which human rights should be scrapped

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,299 Monday 28 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Michael Fallon’s call for the human rights act to be suspended for the armed forces has apparently been dismissed as the ‘worst kind of jingoistic rubbish’ by Tim Farron. He carries on with his own brand of jingoism by […]

Killing in the name of Jesus is still murder – poverty and war

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,298 Sunday 27 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, In your Christmas speech you said: “It is because they (armed forces) face danger that we have peace. And that is what we mark today as we celebrate the birth of God’s only son, Jesus Christ – the Prince […]

The presumption of taking our consent for granted

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,297 Saturday 26 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, The words of Howard Zinn – “Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders… and millions have been killed because of […]

Cameron’s Christian country

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,296 Friday 25 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, In your Christmas message (Santa help us) you said: “That (being a Christian Country) is what we mark today as we celebrate the birth of God’s only son, Jesus Christ – the Prince of Peace. As a Christian country, […]

The staggering genius of Iain Duncan Smith

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,295 Thursday 24 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, The staggering genius of Iain Duncan Smith! If people don’t want to lose out under Universal credit, which Smith has insisted will not happen, all they have to do is work an extra 200 hours a year, according the […]

The rule of law? Not in Britain

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,294 Wednesday 23 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, The presumption of innocence has been steadily eroded over many years. Whether I am correct in thinking that Margaret Thatcher was the author of its demise I’m not sure but she certainly and spectacularly showed her disdain for it […]

David Cameron, part of the problem and no part of the solution

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,293 Tuesday 22 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, As a starting point for this letter I’d like to say, life is magnificent and a wonder. That’s not something I see in the news very often and never from a Tory. What we get from you and your […]