The Conservatives are fantastically corrupt

On 26th May the BBC reported – “Call to raise retirement age to at least 70” – and the first sentence of the article read, ‘The retirement age should rise to at least 70 in rich countries by 2050 as life expectancy rises above 100, according to a new report’. Apparently the ‘World Economic Forum […]

So long tax payers and thanks for all your cash

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,502 Monday 25 July 2016. Dear Mrs May, The privatisation of, er, well, everything, reminds me of Douglas Adams’ title of the fourth book in his ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ trilogy, ‘So long and thanks for all the fish’… So long tax payers and thanks for […]

The pension storm that’s a brewing; grand theft Tory

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,384 Sunday 27 March 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, Writing in Conservative Home, Harry Hill warns that the end of state pensions is nigh calling the ‘entire concept of retirement… an artefact of the welfare system’, as if it is just a bone from some already long dead […]

The southern Northern Powerhouse, obviously

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,333 Monday 01 February 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, I understand that at the very heart of your governments heartless soul is the transfer of public money into private hands by hook or by crook, whether that’s agency nurses instead of publicly employed nurses, flogging off state assets, […]

The death of the state, mission critical says Osborne, blame the cat

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,310 Saturday 09 January 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, Warning of hard times to come, George Osborne is apparently claiming that the British economy could face a sharp decline this year and that it is now mission critical. In his speech in Cardiff he said, “I worry about […]

George Osborne, heir apparent to becoming Britain’s foremost robber Baron

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,132 Monday 29 June 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, It is one thing for people to suffer in a time of need, say a drought or a famine, but to be made to suffer and die for greed, that is something else entirely. There is enough money amongst […]

For ordinary people it’s no rights, no say, no pay, just squeeze and bleed

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,105 Wednesday 03 June 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, George Osborne has a “plan to make Britain work better” and make Britain the richest country in the world. What’s the plan George? The plan, Keith, is to make every worker sweat, to squeeze the last drop of labour […]