We are not for one moment all in this together

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,379 Tuesday 22 March 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, I see you’re backing George (we are all in this together) Osborne. I can’t believe he’s still banging that drum, it is long past its sell by date. A millionaire heir to the Anglo-Irish baronetcy of Ballintaylor and Ballylemon […]

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 […]

DWP death squads strike again

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,309 Friday 08 January 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, The DWP death squads strike again. I don’t want to hear, as I did today, another person breaking their heart and saying, ‘I can’t take this any more!’ But – let – me – be – very – clear […]

The Tories and the servile state

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,232 Friday 16 October 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Jeremy Hunt wants us to work harder and die younger just like the Americans and Chinese. The World Health Organisation life expectancy rankings has Britain at 19th, the US at 34 and China at 67. Just who in hell […]

IDS promises the same support for disabled people as ‘normal’ non disabled people – none

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,198 Thursday 10 September 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Defending his record in parliament for getting more disabled people into work, Iain Duncan Smith made the most extraordinary statement, ‘I think the figure is now over 220,000, which I believe is the highest figure since records began, in […]

The true state of dependency exists in the fragile world of work

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,191 Thursday 27 August 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, In his recent speech on work, health and disability Iain Duncan Smith made a great many extravagant claims, not least the following regarding what you supposedly inherited from Labour in 2010: *    nearly one in five households had no […]

The UK, where those with the broadest shoulders bear the greatest burden

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,146 Monday 13 July 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, The progress of humanity has led to me enjoying and appreciating the comfort and security of living on Disability Living Allowance. Yes I did say comfort. Feel free to quote me. You can have no idea what that means […]

The politics of envy, invented by the rich who oppress the poor

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,144 Saturday 11 July 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, As I have daily observed and written about your unravelling of this country since March 2012 certain things stick in my mind. They go on what I call my back burner, the place where I put things that aren’t […]

Osborne’s carrots for the rich and sticks for the poor show

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,141 Wednesday 08 July 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Sitting here writing today feels a lot like standing by the side of the road waiting for a car crash. The only difference is that I know exactly when this car crash will arrive, immediately after the weekly pantomime […]

Money is a violent ideological weapon

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,055 Saturday 11 April 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, There is no freedom without economic freedom. Money is presented like a force majeure (a force beyond human control) by those in power, propagandised as an irresistible force like nature (keep the financial markets ‘free’ or something awful will […]