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 […]

Tax Credits may be headlining, but Tory betrayal is nothing new

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,242 Tuesday 27 October 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, When reality comes calling it can be a very painful experience. As welcome as the furore over tax credit cuts is, it is tragedy that all the harm you’ve caused to the poorest and most vulnerable people in Britain […]

Forgive me if I die laughing of grief

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,241 Monday 26 October 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, One of the major problems we face in Britain today is cognitive dissonance, the difficulty of holding and resolving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviours. We are all subject to it in a complex world, including the police as I […]

The Hunt dossier and the price of government wilful deception

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,226 Saturday 10 October 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I am delighted to see that doctors are compiling a dodgy dossier on the dreadful Hunt, the quack politician who has decided that the best cure for our world famous NHS is to poison it with lies, strangle its […]