Tory welfare reforms, Britain’s secret penal system

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,537 Monday 29 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, It is a sad fact that so many are misled by the idea that their disability or sickness has any relevance in the Work Capability Assessments (WCA). As the DWP recently pointed out to The Oxford Times, “decisions were […]

Iain Duncan Smith’s brutal legacy marches on

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,501 Sunday 24 July 2016. Dear Mrs May, Words are the candles of our souls, in which a brighter light shines but stumbles for expression. 1,500 letters are just my own flickering light of the struggle in Tory Britain. For reasons which are beyond comprehension, David Cameron […]

The links between DWP policy and Nazi Germany cannot be ignored

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,288 Thursday 17 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, The thinker and teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti said, “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society”. This has been dismissed by some as an excuse for self righteousness amongst dissidents and activists as […]

Auschwitz is not there for inspiration for Iain Duncan Smith, it is meant to be a lesson

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,236 Tuesday 20 October 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, For a man who has visited Auschwitz and written a fairly detailed account of his experiences I can only conclude that Iain Duncan Smith has found inspiration in the brutal cruelty of those who so willingly presided over the […]

The wilful destruction of the poor

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,073 Wednesday 29 April 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, In December last year you said your policies were ‘lifting people into work and out of poverty’. Let’s just have ourselves an election special review of Tory policies and action on poverty. The broad strokes are that the poor […]

“Give us food or we perish.”

A letter a day to number 10. No 987 Tuesday 27 January 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, What a strange feeling, my birthday is the same date as the liberation of Auschwitz which was 70 years ago today. I had never realised before that I shared a date with the end of such an atrocity. I […]

Civil disobedience should be taught as an art form

A letter a day to number 10. No 980 Tuesday 20 January 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Oxfam reports that by next year 1% of the world’s population will own more wealth than the other 99%, that is 1% owning more than half of global wealth which in 2013 was given as $241 trillion, that’s $51,600 […]

IDS, after Auschwitz – ‘disabled people would be made free by working’

A letter a day to number 10. No 943 Friday 12 December 2014. Dear Mr Cameron, It’s hard to imagine a more inappropriate ambassador to Auschwitz than you, the man in charge of a government whose Work and Pensions Secretary said after his own visit to Auschwitz that ‘ disabled people would be made free […]