A letter a day to number 10. No 1,276 Saturday 05 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I hold that humankind are by nature good. We are made enemies of each other and nature itself through perverse nurture; that is, we are trained in competitiveness and in selfishness but we are better than this. The predominance […]
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,207 Monday 21 September 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, In many ways, though I am not an historical expert, Detroit today stands as a monument to capitalism and, indeed, neoliberalism. It stands as a testament to corruption, betrayal and abandonment, a city and its people used and abused […]
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,173 Sunday 09 August 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Three myths that you Tories love to peddle: The rich are the entrepreneurial drivers of progress, privatisation offers more choice and better service and the trickle down effect. The great capitalist dream is over, bar the screaming, that is. […]
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,126 Tuesday 23 June 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I am fascinated by your ‘One Nation’ mission, not least because it begs the question, which one? According to the annual Credit Suisse global wealth report, ‘Britain is the only country in the G7 group of leading economies where […]
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,044 Tuesday 31 March 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, According to the Rowntree Trust, in 2013 there were 13 million people in poverty in the UK, over half of them in work ‘having suffered a sustained and ‘unprecedented’ fall in their living standards’. Poverty is not a lifestyle […]
Living on this amazing jewel of a planet it never ceases to amaze me how so much of what us humans do is simply insane, we invented capitalism, nuff said. So my mind started to wonder what aliens would make of it all, but then decided they’re probably nuts too.