The DWP’s evil regime of sickness, disability and benefit denial

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,317 Saturday 16 January 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, It is unforgivable that in 2016 Iain Duncan Smith is still running a tick box assessment system with the express aim of denying people help based on narrow and stringent criteria absent of any human or humane considerations what […]

Benefit denial is the raison d’ĂȘtre of the DWP under IDS

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,283 Saturday 12 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, You know, some fool once said, ‘there’s no such thing as a free lunch’ which is really just a triumph of cynicism but which sums up you Tories to a T. I have to wonder if you’ve ever done […]

The Tories have no place in a civilised nation

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,129 Friday 26 June 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, One nation, eh Mr Cameron? One nation divided by the Tories. I don’t know whether you noticed, but somewhere up to 250,000 people had something to say about your ideological austerity the other day in London and DPAC visited […]

The banking crisis, the goose that laid the golden egg

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,119 Tuesday 16 June 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Looking back to the banking crisis, I think one of the most remarkable things about it was that it never occurred to the vast majority of ordinary people, including me, that it would become the goose that laid the […]

“Everyone but an idiot knows that the lower classes must be kept poor” – Arthur Young 1771

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,097 Tuesday 26 May 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, In 2012 David Freud said, “people who are poorer should be prepared to take the biggest risks” as they have “the least to lose”: only their attachment to welfare holds them back.” At the Conservative party conference in 2012 […]