Truth in politics

Seeing the title of this piece, readers can be forgiven if their immediate reaction is that I am just being ridiculously naive. Politicians and lying go together like a horse and carriage, fish and chips, Batman and Robin, Theresa May and Brexit cluster fuck. Surely everybody knows that! When David Cameron became Prime Minister in […]

For want of kindness

I missed a doctors appointment this week, it was entirely down to an oversight on my part for reasons that don’t matter. The next day I visited the health centre to apologise and to make another appointment. The receptionist was very gracious, not a trace of impatience or frustration that my oversight had put unnecessary […]

Dirty energy, the last gasp of a rapacious dinosaur

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,528 Saturday 20 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, There is one great big reason that fracking is an issue that we must face and deal with. It is the last gasp of a dinosaur that refuses to evolve or die; an industrial behemoth that doesn’t care how […]

Corrupt bribes and depleted uranium used in fracking

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,517 Tuesday 09 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, It has come to my attention that depleted uranium (DU) is used in fracking in what are called Perforation Guns. Perforation guns are small explosive devices which when detonated fracture the surrounding rock formation prior to the high pressure […]

Theresa May offers residents bribes for fracking

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,516 Monday 08 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, According to the BBC you want to compensate residents whose communities are affected by fracking with a proportion of the proceeds from shale gas projects. If the BBC are to be believed, which these days is tricky, you have […]

Lies, damned lies and the Tories

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,338 Wednesday 10 February 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, It has been necessary for me to take a few days off from writing these letters. There is a price to be paid for engaging with the cesspool of Tory lies and corruption and the brutality of you and […]

Fracking safe? Insurance companies don’t think so

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,312 Monday 11 January 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, I think you need to have a word with UK insurance companies. It seems they do not share your confidence that fracking is safe. Two thirds of UK insurers will not insure against fracking damage which could include contaminated […]

A man who breaks his word is a curse upon the land

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,289 Friday 18 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Your 2015 manifesto pledged: “Over the next five years, we will put in place stronger protections for our natural landscapes… Our plan is to conserve and enhance our natural environment so that this remains the most beautiful country in […]

Britain – this is what a dictatorship looks like

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,284 Sunday 13 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I have to say that the move in Britain from a putative liberal democracy to a dictatorship has been impressive. I grant you that, and the money and interests that you serve. After all what does a dictatorship look […]

I wasn’t going to mention that poor pig, but…

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,209 Wednesday 23 September 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I wasn’t going to mention #piggate but something came up and I feel I must. I’m not going to make any jokes about it, what I want to talk about is treachery, which is what the whole thing with […]