When the going gets tough the Tories throw a pity party

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,402 Thursday 14 April 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, Pity you poor Tories, trapped in a world of wealth and privilege that’s none of your making (just inherited) and not your fault. As Charles Moore said in the Telegraph, “David Cameron’s fate is to be caught in the […]

‘Boot Camps’ – all the appeal of a heart attack, but lacking the drama

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,182 Tuesday 18 August 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, A more miserable, dingy, soul destroying, prospect I cannot imagine. Your government plans to send young unemployed people to boot camps where, ‘They will get an initial three-week intensive course of practising job applications and interviews, which will then […]

Universal Credit, the universal scam

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,030 Monday 16 March 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Universal Credit. Who came up with that bright idea? I am guessing the secretary of state for work and pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, might wish to take the credit but frankly I don’t think he’s got the brains for […]