A letter a day to number 10. No 1,338
Wednesday 10 February 2016.
Dear Mr Cameron,
It has been necessary for me to take a few days off from writing these letters. There is a price to be paid for engaging with the cesspool of Tory lies and corruption and the brutality of you and the rest of your party of social carrion feeders. But it is more than that because this is more than an impersonal ideological attack for those of us who struggle with everyday life, because we are also the ones on the receiving end of your brutality.
I keep no record of the number of calls I receive from people who are ravaged and distraught by confusion, fear and an overwhelming sense of helplessness in the face of the uncaring brutality of the DWP in particular, but what I can tell you is that each and every one of them is sick and/or disabled and terrorised.
In almost every case I have to tell them that in order to understand what is happening to them they have to grasp that this is entirely deliberate, they are not going to be treated sympathetically or caringly, they are under attack and that demands an entirely different approach in how they think about it and in how they deal with it. Once they grasp that what they are going through is Tory policy there is a palpable relief in realising that they are not going mad, they are not at fault, they are the victims of Tory brutality.
Of course, that’s far from the end of it because they, like me, are managing the real life struggle to manage their daily life, whatever their particular circumstances are, be it cancer and invasive treatments, physical disability, fibromyalgia, ME, partial sightedness, mental health problems, the physical limitations of age and so on, on top of which is added the terrorisation of politically driven and wilful, malicious, attack.
We are at war, you are not just dismantling the state, you are dismantling people’s lives and people are dying in droves, giving up in despair.
Offering cheap bribes as sweeteners for cuts, fracking, stealing people’s Motability vehicles, crisis payments, flood damage, bribes for care and support in the community being offered to predominantly Conservative councils, only serve to highlight the fundamental betrayals being heaped on our lives by cheap chisellers whose only interest is dismantling the state for private profit.
However, it is refreshing to see, at last, the lies unravelling on a daily basis.