We are the people

In a nearby town to me there is a revolution going on. The town is Frome and the revolution has people weeping with relief, joy, amazement and love. How do I know? My seriously ill niece moved there. She is unemployable in any conventional sense. Between bouts of relentless illness and innumerable hospital visits, a […]

National debt? There is no national debt!

The following is probably not entirely accurate in places, that’s because I am still learning and looking behind the myths and bullshit. It’s not easy because the myths and bullshit rule.   One the many egregious crimes of George Osborne was to liken the national economy to a household economy. He knew it was a […]

The criminally corrupt DWP Sanctions Regime

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Sanctions Regime is the presumption of authority to negatively and punitively impact the lives of others without their permission and against their will. Sanctions are the denial of the sovereign being of others, imposing life affecting (and ending) punishments without trial and taking no responsibility for the consequences […]

This is genocide

Samaritans are available 24 hours a day. Free call from any phone – 116 123 Like the British Raj and the Empire that preceded them, the modern day Tories use privilege to cover their crimes. They throw mud at the living and rejoice when some inevitably sticks, whilst presiding over a silent genocide. The dead […]

Truth in politics

Seeing the title of this piece, readers can be forgiven if their immediate reaction is that I am just being ridiculously naive. Politicians and lying go together like a horse and carriage, fish and chips, Batman and Robin, Theresa May and Brexit cluster fuck. Surely everybody knows that! When David Cameron became Prime Minister in […]

Happy pro-active new year – the Tories must go

In 1921, C P Scott, editor of the Manchester Guardian for nearly 50 years, wrote an essay to mark the papers centenary in which he wrote that the “primary office” of a newspaper is accurate news reporting, saying “comment is free, but facts are sacred”. He would likely have abhorred the present time where news […]

Letter to Jeremy Corbyn – the Universal Credit debacle

Jeremy Corbyn MP House of Commons London, SW1A 0AA 16 November 2017 Dear Jeremy Corbyn, Thank you for reading out the letter from the GAP lettings agency in Lincolnshire in PMQs about the pre-emptive warning to tenants of coming evictions under Universal Credit. It is inevitable that many hundreds, more likely thousands, of evictions will […]

If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet. Taxman! Beatles 1966

In striving to understand how the economy really works as against the ridiculous fairy stories we are told to dutifully swallow, I have had to give up some cherished sacred cows which are tied in with my outrage against a government which is causing so many people hideous pain and suffering and driving many to […]

Dear Tories, thanks, but no thanks

I would very much like the government to stop caring for me through the replacement of Trident and supporting a first strike nuclear option. I would like them to stop pouring their concern and consideration on me through austerity and cuts to front line services and privatising my health care. I would also like them […]

What is government for?

Government should be there to manage things for the common good of the people, be it law, infrastructure and public provision or the economic well being of the nation as a whole. Government, in essence, is about managing the collective needs of society as a whole, so that we are spared a chaotic piecemeal approach […]