Who do you think you are?

Last week a parliamentary candidate was censored and silenced at a hustings by Amber Rudd. Following the attack in London Theresa May once again blamed cyberspace as a safe space for terrorists to breed and a former Metropolitan Police Senior Investigating Officer, Peter Kirkham, stated on Sky News that Theresa May was lying about Police […]

The poor are superfluous to requirements

If there is one thing I have learnt over a long lifetime it is that ordinary people are the donkey engine, the powerhouse, that drives the nation in war and peace and that for those in power, our lives are entirely expendable. In war it is we who are sacrificed and in peace we are […]

What price education and inequality?

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,499 Friday 22 July 2016. Dear Mrs May, In your first speech as prime minister you said, ” If you’re a white, working-class boy, you’re less likely than anybody else in Britain to go to university.” On Tuesday the Higher Education and Research Bill passed its second […]

Money, the Tory ideological means of oppression

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,332 Sunday 31 January 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, You are driving people into work, it doesn’t pay, but I’ll let that one slide for now, the big question is – what for? You want businesses to flourish and be more profitable – again, what for? A business […]

The traditional brutalising of the poor is as despicable as it is deliberate

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,190 Wednesday 26 August 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Ken Livingstone recently said on RT news, ‘Before Thatcher 2/3 of British wealth was paid to ordinary people in their wages, now it’s just over half, so there’s been a real reduction in the quality of life for ordinary […]

Inequality is corrosive to everyone in society.

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,187 Sunday 23 August 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Studies of inequality reveal that less equal societies suffer over a wide range of social and economic issues, but what researchers have also found is that people of privilege and wealth are more likely, as Social psychologist Paul Piff […]

Gross inequality feeds the violence of poverty

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,068 Friday 24 April 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, What really angered me about you talking about poverty and having a go at Miliband and Balls was that you expressed irritation or anger at them. In a nation like ours poverty is ideological, your government has relentlessly pursued […]

Tory reward, a knife in the back

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,052 Wednesday 08 April 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Betrayal is a terrible thing. The central issue of all these letters has been the betrayal of a nation for an ideology that rewards the rich whilst punishing and penalising the poor. Britain is reported to be the only […]

The rise and rise of the barbarous state

A letter a day to number 10. No 986 Monday 26 January 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, A report this week revealed that 62% of people sanctioned have mental health problems. The increasingly routine use and abuse of sanctions is unconscionable and unrestrained state brutality, that they are disproportionately being used against disabled and vulnerable people […]

Recovery, driving ordinary people backwards 100 years

A letter a day to number 10. No 978 Sunday 18 January 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I hope you enjoyed your boys own back scratching session with Barack Obama as he praised you for Britain’s economic recovery.  You “must be doing something right” he declared, with you being one of his  “closest and most trusted […]