Cry freedom!

It is a very strange thing, the slave trade was abolished with the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act by the British Parliament in 1807, however it took until the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act to end slavery itself. [1]. This was achieved by giving slave owners £20 million compensation (about £16 billion today) for the […]

A better Britain is possible, it’s been done before

Whilst the right wing media still has daily fits over the rise of Labour and Jeremy Corbyn, the Conservatives fall ever further into the abyss where they rightly belong. At 66 years of age I remember the post war era, of moving from an ageing prefab to a brand new 3 bedroom house with a […]

Jeremy Hunt is putting lives at risk for profit

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,509 Monday 01 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, It took about 200,000 years from the birth of humanity to make the NHS and a mere 68 years to dismantle it. It was Britain’s finest achievement yet Jeremy Hunt is close to finishing it off for good and […]

If those in power can evade justice, there is no justice

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,488 Saturday 09 July 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, What the EU referendum and the Chilcot report have brought into the spotlight is something that has been glaringly obvious for a very long time, we can no longer afford or tolerate the lack, indeed the absence, of government […]

Why are we paying for a government that is stealing everything from us?

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,234 Sunday 18 October 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, The Guardian reports that Dr Johann Malawana has called upon you to support junior doctors in their battle with Jeremy Hunt who plans to extend their hours and reduce their pay. Asked if you were completely happy with Hunt’s […]

Arise the sleeping giant and throw off the chains that have bound you

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,170 Thursday 06 August 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, The left has finally reawakened after many years of hunkering in the darkness of post Thatcher Britain. As she herself put it, ‘Socialism represents an enduring temptation. No one should underestimate Labour’s potential appeal’. No, they really shouldn’t. Nor […]

Cameron telling the literal truth about making work pay – the Tory way

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,165 Saturday 01 August 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, This is a letter that has come out of an email conversation with a friend who posited, “What if ‘making work pay’ isn’t another lie coming out of Cameron’s, Osborne’s and IDS’s mouths, but might actually be the truth […]

I have never met a poor person who can lie, cheat and steal like a Tory!

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,150 Friday 17 July 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, On 7 June 2011 you said the following: “But let me also be clear, no: we will not be selling off the NHS, we will not be moving towards an insurance scheme, we will not introduce an American-style private […]

So much stolen by so few from so many

A letter a day to number 10. No 997 Wednesday 11 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, How astonishing! The National Health Service (NHS) has had to put aside £26.1 billion, almost a quarter of the annual health budget, to cover legal claims involving medical negligence. The Litigation Authority has revealed that 11,945 lawsuits were filed […]