In a world gone mad

For time out of mind and in the words of the old song: ‘It’s the same the whole world over It’s the poor wot gets the blame It’s the rich wot gets the pleasure Ain’t it all a bleedin’ shame.’ Were Robert Tressell, who wrote ‘The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists’, alive today, despite all the technological advances […]

It’s easy to judge, especially in ignorance

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,306 Monday 04 January 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, As a community and youth worker I worked in some difficult and intimidating circumstances. On one occasion there was a fight between two gangs in the youth centre car park, the weapons of choice were rounders bats and baseball […]

As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool returns to his folly. Proverbs 26:11

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,100 Friday 29 May 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Life is a funny old thing, from birth to grave it’s a kind of comedy of errors. A child’s first step comes from trial and error, as does language, using eating utensils, body control, in fact everything a child […]