British steel, government flapping like a loose blanket in the breeze

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,392 Monday 04 April 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, John McDonnell draws up a four point plan to save British steel and where is your government? Forty thousand jobs are hanging by a thread and an industry that is vital to Britain defence and security and the silence […]

Death by policy and government dictat

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,325 Sunday 24 January 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, In Britain approximately 1,400 people die every day. Most people die unremarked other than in the intense intimacy of grief of family and friends. Love finds its final expression in grief and loss, the living trial of adjustment to […]

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 […]

No bread for the quick or the dead, but you’re still expected to work

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,213 Sunday 27 September 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Contrary to popular opinion in what are laughing called the minds of Tories, we are not ‘the common herd’, nor are we ‘stock’, nor are we beasts of burden to be forced into any job vacancy that becomes available […]

Britain can no longer regard itself as a civilised nation

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,205 Saturday 19 September 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, It is shameful that six of the biggest disability charities are reporting ‘an increase in resentment and abuse directed at disabled people’. They quite rightly say ‘inflammatory media coverage has played a role in this’ but ‘they primarily blame […]

The grey workforce of betrayed and brutalised young people

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,183 Wednesday 19 August 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Ralph McTell wrote a song, released in 1983, that was inspired from a conversation with Billy Connolly who had watched an Indian Trade Union man address a party political conference with the opening line, ‘A man without a job […]

Positive Money and that £375 billion in QE given to the banks

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,168 Tuesday 04 August 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, When the Bank of England can create £375 billion of new money, that’s nearly £6,000 for every man, woman and child in the UK, and give it to the banks and financial markets entirely free of charge, your government […]

Cameron telling the literal truth about making work pay – the Tory way

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,165 Saturday 01 August 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, This is a letter that has come out of an email conversation with a friend who posited, “What if ‘making work pay’ isn’t another lie coming out of Cameron’s, Osborne’s and IDS’s mouths, but might actually be the truth […]

Parliaments summer recess, don’t rush back, you won’t be missed

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,158 Saturday 25 July 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, After George Osborne’s ’emergency’ budget you’ve all swanned off for your summer recess. The media enters what is traditionally called, the silly season, digging up pointless stories to fill its pages in the absence of the antics the Westminster […]

The budget for the Tories hard working people

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,142 Thursday 09 July 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Britain is to get a pay rise and IDS nearly had an orgasm. Starting at £7.20 an hour a worker, if they are fortunate enough to have a 40 hour a week contract and not a zero hours one […]