The bedroom tax, the governments filthy war on the poor

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,529 Sunday 21 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, I wonder how many Tory MPs have the remotest idea what it means to live poor, let alone destitute. For some years of my life before I was able to abandon London for the sanity of rural Somerset I […]

Dirty energy, the last gasp of a rapacious dinosaur

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,528 Saturday 20 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, There is one great big reason that fracking is an issue that we must face and deal with. It is the last gasp of a dinosaur that refuses to evolve or die; an industrial behemoth that doesn’t care how […]

The war on the poor, where has all the money gone?

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,527 Friday 19 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, The annual report (2015-16) from the Social Security Advisory Committee chaired by Paul Gray reveals that the welfare reforms were driven by pressure from the treasury and that assessments of the likely impacts were non-existent, ignored/rejected or, through the […]

Stop government theft of miners pension funds

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,526 Thursday 18 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, Investments and the stock markets are wonderful things, investors can trouser ¬£billions and laugh all the way to their next killing, unless it just happens to be your own money, earned through blood, sweat and tears, invested in your […]

Sex for shelter? Build houses and make people safe!

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,525 Wednesday 17 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, What does it say about this country when the following appears on Craigslist (still there at the time of writing): “Homeless Females ? Free Rent House Share (Hillingdon). “As the ad states if there is any Homeless Single stunning […]

The people who really run the country…

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,524 Tuesday 16 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, We need an end to the insults towards and exploitation of ordinary people. The world is changing not least through a the medium of communication the like of which has never previously existed via the Internet, social media and […]

We are better than this!

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,523 Monday 15 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, Since 2008 millions of people in the UK has been driven into a fetid swamp of fear and uncertainty. The banking crisis was a catastrophe delivered to our doors by the criminal negligence of a few bankers who have […]

Subsidising blood sports while people starve

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,522 Sunday 14 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, It’s a curious thing, why do the privileged like to kill living creatures for fun? I know it is not the sole province of the privileged, but the privileged seem to have a particular avidity for killing and luxury, […]

391 people in Britain died of malnutrition last year

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,521 Saturday 13 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, Figures from the Office of National Statistics reveal that there were 746 hospital admissions and 391 deaths from malnutrition in 2015, a rise of 27% from 9 years ago. The response from the Department for Work and Pensions? “We […]

State privatisation is fundamentally flawed and absurd

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,520 Friday 11 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, I confess that I am confused. Why oh why are you Tories hell bent on privatising the state? Private companies, small businesses, trades and so on, serve a useful function bringing goods and services to people and it is […]