This Tory dystopia must end

Behind Theresa May on the stage in Manchester was a sign which read, ‘Building a country that works for everyone’. I am not sure where this mythical country might be, because we’ve already got one and once upon a time, before Thatcher, it did work better for everyone. Though poverty and hardship had not been […]

For the many

The Conservative party has thrown all caution to the wind in their self interested pursuit of privilege and power over the cares, concerns, and needs of ordinary people and anyone who is not outraged at what they are doing fails the litmus test for basic humanity, as indeed do the Tories themselves. The fundamental problem […]

I will not go quietly

As a 66 year old bloke, a post war baby boomer, it is incredible to witness that the NHS and the welfare state aren’t even going to make it through the life cycle of one whole generation. Out of the debt and destruction of war came the greatest revolution in social care that this country […]

In May’s Britain, what about the voiceless?

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,493 Thursday 14 July 2016. Dear Mrs May, I am most interested that the target demographic for your reign as prime minister is: “If you’re from an ordinary working class family, life is much harder than many people in Westminster realise. You have a job but you […]

The war of the privileged few against the many

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,443 Tuesday 24 May 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, Throughout the history of the world it has never been the many against the few, it has always been the few against the many and so far they have been astonishingly successful. They, that elusive ‘powers that be’, control […]

Junior doctors dispute, a whole lot more than just a contract

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,413 Monday 25 April 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, As a fairly seasoned campaigner who has been covering your many and varied nefarious acts of social vandalism daily since March 17th 2012, were I to single out one thing that speaks out above all others it is the […]

The poor will pay with their lives in a privatised health service

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,334 Tuesday 02 February 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, It’s refreshing to see the growing opposition to your governments destruction of our NHS. Whether it is attacking students bursaries, junior doctors, cash starving our NHS, the steady privatisation by stealth, plans to turn our NHS into a USA […]

The insanity of privatising the state

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,311 Sunday 10 January 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, The primary difference between state owned (nationalised) assets and privately owned companies is that state owned assets exist to serve a function, be it health provision, police and fire services, the provision of gas and electricity and so on, […]

Junior doctors must win against Jeremy Hunt or we all lose

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,264 Monday 23 November 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, It is typical of Jeremy Hunt (rhyming slang) to take to the Sunday Mail to see what moral outrage he can stir up over the junior doctors almost unanimous decision to strike. Judging by the comments the number of […]

If we lose our NHS illness will become a mortal terror for the poor once again

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,235 Monday 19 October 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Research by Credit Suisse reveals that the top 1% of the worlds population now owns over 50% of all household wealth whilst the bottom 50% owns just 1%. The pace of global inequality is such that this situation has […]