Manufacturing consent – The manipulation of the masses

Buried in the heart of increasing right wing governments is a little recognised phenomenon, even by those who walk the corridors of power, what we call ‘The Establishment’, those who formulate and dictate the life of nations. It is not a new phenomenon and can be discerned throughout history in the attitude of the ruling […]

If money had anything to do with dignity and self-respect, Hunt would keep his mouth shut

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,223 Wednesday 07 October 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Jeremy Hunt thinks that how you get your money decides whether you have any dignity or self-respect. It matters, it seems, whether you’ve earned it or not, and if you’ve earned it ‘you are independent and that is the […]

Capitalism will destroy the world, we must have co-operation, not corporations

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,173 Sunday 09 August 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Three myths that you Tories love to peddle: The rich are the entrepreneurial drivers of progress, privatisation offers more choice and better service and the trickle down effect. The great capitalist dream is over, bar the screaming, that is. […]

PR, the dark arts of Parasitic Rats

A letter a day to number 10. No 951 Saturday 20 December 2014. Dear Mr Cameron, Breaking news: George Osborne has given his chief of staff, Rupert Harrison, one of the chief architects of the public sector pay freeze, a 19% pay rise taking him from £80,000 a year to £95,000. Osborne really likes to […]