The bedroom tax, the governments filthy war on the poor

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,529 Sunday 21 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, I wonder how many Tory MPs have the remotest idea what it means to live poor, let alone destitute. For some years of my life before I was able to abandon London for the sanity of rural Somerset I […]

Sex for shelter? Build houses and make people safe!

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,525 Wednesday 17 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, What does it say about this country when the following appears on Craigslist (still there at the time of writing): “Homeless Females ? Free Rent House Share (Hillingdon). “As the ad states if there is any Homeless Single stunning […]

Britain is suffocating under the weight of corporate greed

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,512 Thursday 04 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, The Telegraph reports that there has been a rise in payments for NHS trust interim managers being paid “off payroll” from 961 in 2013/14 to 1,193 in 2014/15. Given that the NHS is in crisis thanks to the actions […]

A housing crisis? Punish the poor

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,504 Wednesday 27 July 2016. Dear Mrs May, One could be forgiven for thinking that a government report, the 2014/15 English Housing Survey, that found 57,485 households had fallen behind on their rent due to the bedroom tax, might be a matter of concern for the government […]

Catastrophic extremism in the UK

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,086 Friday 15 May 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Let’s keep talking about extremism. In housing! “The number of tenants evicted from their homes is at a six-year high.” “County court bailiffs in England and Wales evicted more than 11,000 families in the first three months of 2015, […]