The fight of my life

I am now officially retired and although I have been sickness retired for some years now, I am experiencing high levels of what is called cognitive dissonance – “the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioural decisions and attitude change.” Reflecting on my life, I feel my generation was […]

Can you feel it?

We are much more complex creatures than we give ourselves credit for and certainly more than those who mis-govern us give us credit for. If you’ve paid any attention to the government over the last seven years you’ll doubtless have learnt that our only worth is in whether we are working or not, and if […]

2010, the rise of state cruelty, the gloves are off

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,535 Saturday 27 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, Since 2010 we have seen the rise and rise of state cruelty. This isn’t about injustice, that’s normal, built into the system and has been from time immemorial. In days of yore, brutal men would just grab any land […]

Stop government theft of miners pension funds

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,526 Thursday 18 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, Investments and the stock markets are wonderful things, investors can trouser ¬£billions and laugh all the way to their next killing, unless it just happens to be your own money, earned through blood, sweat and tears, invested in your […]

Jeremy Hunt and that manifesto promise, which he’s betrayed

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,415 Wednesday 27 April 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, In your 2015 manifesto you stated the following: “We want England to be the first nation in the world to provide a truly 7 day NHS. Already millions more people can see a GP 7 days a week, from […]

Cameron must go. #ResignDavidCameron

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,398 Sunday 10 April 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, The Tory mind set is remarkable and one I shall never understand. The post-war consensus was a revolutionary movement which gave rise to the NHS and the welfare state. Those who oppose it dismiss it as socialism, wrapping it […]

Ordinary people are right to be frightened, but I’d rather see them angry

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,244 Thursday 29 October 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I would like to remind you that you have a duty to serve the people of Britain and that you are paid by us to fulfil that duty. What you are not paid by us to do is to […]

Britains decline and the right turning their spleens inside out

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,174 Monday 10 August 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, In 1957 Harold Macmillan said, ‘You will see a state of prosperity such as we have never had in my lifetime – nor indeed in the history of this country. Indeed let us be frank about it – most […]

Arise the sleeping giant and throw off the chains that have bound you

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,170 Thursday 06 August 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, The left has finally reawakened after many years of hunkering in the darkness of post Thatcher Britain. As she herself put it, ‘Socialism represents an enduring temptation. No one should underestimate Labour’s potential appeal’. No, they really shouldn’t. Nor […]