Britain’s heart is broken

Image: © Guardian How do I know that Britain’s heart is broken? I know it because I am living it and living with the grief of it moment by moment. I know it because my own heart is broken. I know it because I see who and what broke it. I’ve seen it since 2010, […]

The fight of my life

I am now officially retired and although I have been sickness retired for some years now, I am experiencing high levels of what is called cognitive dissonance – “the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioural decisions and attitude change.” Reflecting on my life, I feel my generation was […]

The truth of Hillsborough and a corrupt establishment

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,417 Friday 29 April 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, Following the absolute vindication of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster after a sustained police cover up and their deliberate lies, the fight is far from over because the battle is against unaccountable power which is as bad today, […]

The rule of law? Not in Britain

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,294 Wednesday 23 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, The presumption of innocence has been steadily eroded over many years. Whether I am correct in thinking that Margaret Thatcher was the author of its demise I’m not sure but she certainly and spectacularly showed her disdain for it […]