The power of uncertainty – Tory abuse

One of the most despicable psychological weapons that the government uses extensively, and nowhere more intensely than the benefits system under the abomination that is Universal Credit, is uncertainty. Britain is in the grip of catastrophic uncertainty planned and executed by the Tories, from Brexit to Universal Credit, to pensions, our NHS, GP’s and front […]

The time for obedience is over

An official at a Home Office Reporting Centre told ‘a man facing deportation that his job is to “piss him off” as part of the government’s challenging environment’ I am very grateful to him for his candour, he’s got the message across loud and clear. Everything that people are experiencing with the DWP, bullshit jobs […]

Happy pro-active new year – the Tories must go

In 1921, C P Scott, editor of the Manchester Guardian for nearly 50 years, wrote an essay to mark the papers centenary in which he wrote that the “primary office” of a newspaper is accurate news reporting, saying “comment is free, but facts are sacred”. He would likely have abhorred the present time where news […]

There are no circumstances in which human rights should be scrapped

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,299 Monday 28 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Michael Fallon’s call for the human rights act to be suspended for the armed forces has apparently been dismissed as the ‘worst kind of jingoistic rubbish’ by Tim Farron. He carries on with his own brand of jingoism by […]

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 […]

Life in the Virtual Panopticon

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,269 Saturday 28 November 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I am sure you know what a Panopticon is – ‘The Panopticon is a type of institutional building designed by the English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century. The concept of the design is […]

Privacy is a human right, not subject to state control

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,252 Saturday 07 November 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Yet another top down, authoritarian, half brained Tory saying, ‘If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing fear’. When people say to certain MPs, ‘You just don’t get it,’ they are exactly right. There seems to be no […]

Junior doctors, rogue government, and where the line is drawn

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,250 Thursday 05 November 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, As I follow the battle of junior doctors being fought against bogus reasons and deceitful ideological purposes, for a 24 hour NHS which has existed since its inception, what hits me more than anything else is that Hunt, and […]

Think tank recommends policies that would kill pensioners as “practical”

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,222 Tuesday 06 October 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Every year thousands of people die because they cannot afford to heat their homes, last winter saw around 40,000 deaths, the highest for 15 years. Ed Matthew, director of the Energy Bill Revolution, notes that 80% fewer homes will […]

The banking crisis, the goose that laid the golden egg

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,119 Tuesday 16 June 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Looking back to the banking crisis, I think one of the most remarkable things about it was that it never occurred to the vast majority of ordinary people, including me, that it would become the goose that laid the […]