As a hippy, back in the sixties, I had my awakening to the awareness of war, nuclear weapons and mutually assured destruction (MAD), the horrors of the Vietnam war, and I became a self declared (ignorant) pacifist – a peacenik. I faced a, then, common question to pacifists, “What would you do if someone was […]
Tag: National Living Wage
The Tories must go!
In the Tory mindset, the lives of ordinary people have no intrinsic value. Our value is measured only in terms of our utility in creating wealth, all other aspects of our humanity are treated as useless and a drain on the ‘free’ markets, including thought, child birth and rearing and our most basic human rights […]
391 people in Britain died of malnutrition last year
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,521 Saturday 13 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, Figures from the Office of National Statistics reveal that there were 746 hospital admissions and 391 deaths from malnutrition in 2015, a rise of 27% from 9 years ago. The response from the Department for Work and Pensions? “We […]