The con trick that dare not speak its name

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,321 Wednesday 20 January 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, Work, the great Tory magic mantra. It doesn’t matter how sick or disabled people are, Iain Duncan Smith insists that everyone can and must work. It doesn’t even matter whether we’re paid or not, as Smith put it,  ‘work […]

We are not vassals of the state and should never be treated as such

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,219 Saturday 03 October 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, We are all born into a world run by, so called, elites and the problem is that most of us are not invited to the party. We are born into servility, set by the few against the many, to […]

They who sow the wind, reap the whirlwind

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,215 Tuesday 29 September 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Precariat: “In sociology and economics, the precariat is a social class formed by people suffering from precarity, which is a condition of existence without predictability or security, affecting material or psychological welfare as well as being a member of […]

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 […]

Poverty is violence. The welfare reform vote

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,155 Wednesday 22 July 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, What a triumph for the violently malicious and the spinelessly mediocre the voting on the Welfare Bill was. Make no mistake, poverty is violence! That’s the bottom line. And those who drive poverty as policy are no more than […]

We have people living, dying and now being born on the streets

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,153 Monday 20 July 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, It comes full circle, we have people living on the streets, we have people dying on the streets and now we have a woman giving birth on the streets. This is Britain, of the free market economy which dictates […]

Cameron’s ‘One Nation’ divided by social exclusion by the state

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,126 Tuesday 23 June 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I am fascinated by your ‘One Nation’ mission, not least because it begs the question, which one? According to the annual Credit Suisse global wealth report, ‘Britain is the only country in the G7 group of leading economies where […]