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 […]

The brutalised lives of the economically excluded

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,531 Tuesday 23 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, Another homeless person has been attacked on the streets of Britain and is now in a coma, fighting for his life. I cannot accuse your government of doing nothing when it is doing so much to create such fragile […]

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 […]