A letter a day to number 10. No 1,385
Monday 28 March 2016.
Dear Mr Cameron,
Given the growing chaos and disintegration within your party and the country I have to admit I was surprised you had the gall to video an Easter message.
Hope and help for the homeless? Since 2010 homelessness has increased year on year and is more than double what it was in 2010. Praising people who work with the homeless when your government is responsible for its escalation, not least through the bedroom tax, is hypocrisy of the highest order.
Under the circumstances, praising those who help the homeless is actually an insult because they are working despite you and such praise is patronising in the extreme.
You went on to say, “And at the heart of all these acts of kindness and courage is a set of values and beliefs that have helped to make our country what it is today. Values of responsibility, hard work, charity, compassion and pride in working for the common good and honouring the social obligations we have to one another, to our families and to our communities.”
Working for the common good is something that your government knows nothing about and, in fact, you are the enemies of the common good, from disabled people to junior doctors to public services to our NHS, there is no common good coming from you and your government.
The new head of the DWP, Stephen Crabb, has announced, “People with brain tumours, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease and a number of other conditions are “able to work.”” Claiming that such people are in the Work Related Activity Group and therefore able to work is not just misleading, it is plain wrong. They are in the group because they may be able to work at some time in the future but are currently too ill to work and many of them will never be well enough to work.
There is no hint of compassion being evinced by Crabb towards people suffering life threatening diseases and conditions, and your government cynically forced through the vote to cut ESA to the most vulnerable people in the UK.
Odd don’t you think, that at a time which celebrates a man who was nailed to a cross who cared for the poor and healed the sick and disabled, you are doing the exact opposite and spouting utter hypocritical nonsense into the bargain.