Austerity – benefits for the rich, a loaded gun for the poor

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,096 Monday 25 May 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Reading about the latest banking crimes and fines, what comes across above all else is how well crime pays. The fines may look like a lot of money to someone like me, but the reality is that such fines […]

The dirtiest election in UK history

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,066 Wednesday 22 April 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Yesterday Sarah Vine, wife of Michael Gove, wrote: “I fear the goldfish people are going to win. To paraphrase uncle Monty in Withnail and I “I mean to have power even if it must be burglary.” They will unite […]

Government doesn’t care that people die as long as it’s profitable

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,044 Tuesday 31 March 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, According to the Rowntree Trust, in 2013 there were 13 million people in poverty in the UK, over half of them in work ‘having suffered a sustained and ‘unprecedented’ fall in their living standards’. Poverty is not a lifestyle […]

The great Tory neoliberal work scam

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,014 Saturday 28 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, In a market that just doesn’t want or need full time workers and which exploits every trick in the book and government legislation to undermine the work force, your focus on driving people into work is worse than asinine, […]