The bedroom tax, the governments filthy war on the poor

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,529 Sunday 21 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, I wonder how many Tory MPs have the remotest idea what it means to live poor, let alone destitute. For some years of my life before I was able to abandon London for the sanity of rural Somerset I […]

The free markets, a rigged game for private gain at public expense

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,351 Tuesday 23 February 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, I hear and read a great deal of self righteous indignation and outrage, of the kind: “Why should I (self deluded, hard working, tax payer) pay for ……………. (insert xenophobic hate term of choice). I also hear and read […]

Increasing social mobility is another grand Tory lie

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,291 Sunday 20 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I’ve been looking again at your attack on lifetime tenancies in social housing because it contains another, typical, Tory falsehood. Before I get to that, though, the Guardian reports that the government communities department considers tenancies for life are […]