We are governed by a false narrative that everything is predicated on wealth

The accumulation of wealth for its own sake is responsible for poverty because it is unnatural and false. It is anti-life. Human kind are the only creatures who have this imposed false narrative of being, every other creature and, indeed, most humans, merely want enough and having enough will get on and do other things, […]

Are they joking? UN poverty expert thought Tory response to his report was a ‘spoof’

Personal comment From Fear and Loathing in Great Britain: ” The lesson to learn from the government response to Philip Alston’s report on extreme poverty in the UK is that the Conservatives are driven by a deadly narcissistic ignorance that puts every one of our lives at risk, the exact same brutal ignorance that gave […]

The peddlers of deception are the enemies of life

In the early nineties I reached a tipping point. It was during the pre-Christmas period and I was drunk. I was watching commercial television and was galvanised out of my seat by a particularly inane, enraging, advert. I grabbed a carving knife that I’d been using to cut up pizza and, yelling some blistering language, […]

Homeless and stateless under capitalism and the tyranny of money

One of the most significant things that has occurred in the modern world, especially in cities, is that people are forced to rely on others for almost everything they need to survive and this becomes a mental and physical trap of dependency which people unavoidably, but unintentionally, fall into. We find jobs working for someone […]

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the past is present

Within Britain’s historic class system the idea of an upper class person getting a job was unthinkable, that’s what common people did. Today, within the Rees-Mogg household, the idea of Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher Rees-Mogg growing up and wanting a job would be a cause for outrage. It’s not the done thing, and ‘the done […]

Poverty, the obscenity that is driven by political will

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,542 Saturday 03 September 2016. Dear Mrs May, David Freud said, “people who are poorer should be prepared to take the biggest risks” as they have “the least to lose”. The rich have everything to lose whilst the poor have nothing beyond mere survival, so we must […]

In the Tory world stripped of humanity people don’t matter

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,539 Wednesday 31 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, Within the DWP, as Iain Duncan Smith (IDS) casually informed us at a parliamentary hearing, people receiving social security payments are known as ‘stock’ and, infamously, David Freud said, “people who are poorer should be prepared to take the […]

State privatisation is fundamentally flawed and absurd

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,520 Friday 11 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, I confess that I am confused. Why oh why are you Tories hell bent on privatising the state? Private companies, small businesses, trades and so on, serve a useful function bringing goods and services to people and it is […]

Poverty is a weapon of mass exploitation

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,414 Tuesday 26 April 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, The cost of poverty is enormous, it affects both physical and mental health with associated costs, it affects education, aspiration and life expectancy, it affects the kind of jobs available to those in poverty, the quality of housing, the […]

Civil war in a government not fit to hold office

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,378 Monday 21 March 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, Whatever kind of civil war that is currently plaguing your party, you have no one to blame but yourselves, which is kind of the point really. You have walked into this with eyes wide shut. You have wilfully ignored […]