Disgusting over privileged oafs

In 2010 the incoming government was handed a note penned by departing treasury minister Liam Byrne which read, “Dear chief secretary, I’m afraid there is no money. Kind regards – and good luck! Liam”. It was, of course, a joke, the kind of joke shared between colleagues which us Brits are, or were, rather good […]

The fight of and for our lives

Readers might be somewhat put off by a silly, perhaps frivolous, attempt to portray the Labour and Tory leaders as characters from a movie, but the truth is that we’ve gone a very long way beyond that, so please bear with me. For over a week now I have had a growing ache in my […]

Crimes of innocence

Whether I am given a parking fine, a court summons for not paying my council tax and imprisoned, made bankrupt or homeless as a punishment, fallen behind in my rent because I have too low an income to cover the market rent and am forced to choose between eating and rent, sanctioned and deprived of […]

Britain’s secret penal system and imposed indoctrination

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,511 Wednesday 03 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, I wrote yesterday about a man who reported he was sanctioned for three months for making a spelling mistake. Such brutality for trivial reasons is not rare and I wonder if you have any idea what it really means […]