Tax Credits may be headlining, but Tory betrayal is nothing new

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,242 Tuesday 27 October 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, When reality comes calling it can be a very painful experience. As welcome as the furore over tax credit cuts is, it is tragedy that all the harm you’ve caused to the poorest and most vulnerable people in Britain […]

The curious celebrations of Magna Carta and the Tory feudal state

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,121 Thursday 18 June 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, In this year when we are supposedly celebrating the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta in 1215 the burning question in everyone’s mind should be, ‘who or what protects us from the state?’ Your government has set […]

Social security (benefits) claimants are treated worse than offenders

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,013 Friday 27 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Dr David Webster, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, in written evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee on Benefit sanctions wrote the following: “A combination of ‘silo’ thinking by officials in the DWP and its […]