Living with lies and surviving

In an interview with Deutsche Welle’s, Germany’s public international broadcaster, reporter Zhanna Nemtsova asked Boris Johnson, “Mr Johnson, you argue that the source of this nerve agent, Novichok, is Russia. How did you manage to find it out so quickly? Does Britain possess samples of this?” Johnson, after some preamble, replied, “When I look at […]

Civil war in a government not fit to hold office

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,378 Monday 21 March 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, Whatever kind of civil war that is currently plaguing your party, you have no one to blame but yourselves, which is kind of the point really. You have walked into this with eyes wide shut. You have wilfully ignored […]

Rees-Mogg accused protesters of a lack of acceptance of democracy. What democracy?

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,094 Saturday 23 May 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Jacob Rees-Mogg accused anti-austerity protesters in Bristol of being “tainted by lack of acceptance of democracy” and that they were “…telling voters they got it wrong.” Of course voters got it wrong, George Osborne was asked by Andrew Marr […]

The lives of the poor are acceptable collateral damage to the Tories

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,065 Tuesday 21 April 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Margaret Thatcher called workers ‘the enemy within’ and went on to destroy industry in the UK as an act of class vengeance. The nation that birthed the Industrial Revolution was crushed by Thatcher and we have since turned into […]

Lloyds shares scam, flogging us something we already own

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,064 Monday 20 April 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I see that you’ve come up with a canny election bribe, selling publicly owned shares in Lloyds bank to the public. I’m trying hard to understand this. This is different to privatising public assets like our NHS, public services, […]