It takes courage to ask for help

The Independent reports that five families are being made homeless every hour in the UK. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation reports that ‘almost 13 million people are living in poverty in the UK’, with over half of those in families with at least one adult working. And the BBC, amongst others, reports that, ‘More than 16 […]

The abuse of power and the descent into barbarity

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,391 Sunday 03 April 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, I am sure it has troubled people oppressed by governments and dictators throughout time, what do you do when the state becomes the enemy of the people? The problem being that tyrants usurp all the powers of state to […]

Flood defenses cuts, flooding and DWP sanctions to follow?

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,301 Wednesday 30 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Now that you’ve taken advantage of the floods for a photo opportunity and to point at things perhaps you’d like to take the opportunity explain why flood defence spending has been cut year on year since 2010 and why […]

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 […]

Iain Duncan Smith – work cures mental illness

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,189 Tuesday 25 August 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, It seems that the DWP has issued Jobcentre staff with pink suicide cards to be waved above their heads when anyone threatens suicide. I have to commend Iain Duncan Smith on this initiative, it is an excellent idea whose […]

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 […]

Apparently strikes and protests are anti democratic, whilst hit squads to suppress them aren’t

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,133 Tuesday 30 June 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Government hit squads to counter a wave of summer strikes Mr Cameron? Like Iain Duncan Smiths sanctions ‘regime’, this is the language of dictatorships, not whatever shreds of democracy we may have left in the UK. Mind you, we […]

Iain Duncan Smith, arguably the most reviled man in Britain

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,069 Saturday 25 April 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Charlotte, a fellow activist (read – caring human being or protector), reported yesterday that she met a woman outside a Jobcentre who had been rescued, with her baby, by the police from domestic violence and who was now in […]

The Tories, a fate worse than death

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,057 Monday 13 April 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, It’s very touching (maybe for party stalwarts in Cheltenham) that you consider raising the Inheritance Tax threshold would support the “most basic, human and natural instinct” of parents to provide for their children. Clearly the rich need to be […]

Genocide – the ruling classes have form

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,027 Friday 13 March 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, The Irish potato famine weighs heavily on my mind these days given all that you and your government are inflicting on this nation. The disaster visited on Ireland wasn’t a famine it was a genocide but history fallaciously records […]