Modern day slavery is alive and well in the UK

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,249 Wednesday 04 November 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, The abolition of slavery is considered to be one of the mile stones in human progress yet, just like the founding of our welfare state and NHS, it was fiercely opposed by those who benefited and profited from it. […]

Poverty is violence. The welfare reform vote

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,155 Wednesday 22 July 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, What a triumph for the violently malicious and the spinelessly mediocre the voting on the Welfare Bill was. Make no mistake, poverty is violence! That’s the bottom line. And those who drive poverty as policy are no more than […]

Michael (Pob) Gove has come up with the solution for social justice for all

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,127 Wednesday 24 June 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Dear old Pob (you probably know him as Gove), he’s a little gem, isn’t he? To save him having to cut yet more from legal aid he’s decided that wealthy and successful law firms who’ve been creaming the legal […]

Death by a million cuts and that’s just the civil service

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,051 Tuesday 07 April 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found that the George Osborne’s spending plans over 2015-2019 would be the “largest fiscal consolidation out of 32 advanced economies over the period”. The IFS warned that “Osborne will make the deepest cuts […]

Poverty, the ‘life style choice’ of millions, good for business

A letter a day to number 10. No 972 Monday 12 January 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Official figures put the number of people on zero-hours contracts at 622,000 although Unions estimate the real figure to be closer to 1 million. The benefit bill necessary to sustain the growing number of businesses exploiting zero hours contracts […]